Meet the rising star of a rapper hailing from Lusaka, he is the pride of Avondale. Enjoy the Exclusive interview with Swish.
AquilaSpeaks: Briefly describe yourself
Swish: I am a down to earth guy, crazy, funny and creative.
AquilaSpeaks: Where did you grow up?
Swish: I grew up in Avondale, Lusaka, Zambia.
AquilaSpeaks: What inspired you to become a musician?
Swish: I used to watch a lot of Channel O as a kid at age 9 and fell in love with the versatile styles of the late 2Pac, LL Cool J, Missy Elliot and got amazed how music can be used as a tool to inspire people.
AquilaSpeaks: What do you think of Zambian music presently?
Swish: Zambian music is growing vastly, the audio and visual quality has really improved.
AquilaSpeaks: Musically, what are your biggest influences and who are your favorite musicians?
Swish: My biggest influence is the late 2Pac. My favorite musicians are Nas, Kendrick Lamar and T.I.
AquilaSpeaks: What are some of the challenges you are facing as a Zambian musician?
Swish: Lack of airplay on some local radio stations.
AquilaSpeaks: You once had an interview with Trace, your music video has received some air play on Channel O. How did this make you feel?
Swish: It was a great feeling having my music playlisted on an international channel….it encouraged me to never give up, no matter what.
AquilaSpeaks: What is your vision as an artist?
Swish: To become internationally recognized and be affiliated to a wider platform that will help me encourage the youth to never give up on their dreams because I believe that if my dreams can come true, so can theirs.
AquilaSpeaks: What is your advice to fellow Zambian musicians?
Swish: Learn to be supportive of each other’s craft in the industry because at the end of the day, it’s collaboration that is the key to success, not competition.
AquilaSpeaks :Finally, What would be your dream venue ANYWHERE in the world to perform at?
Swish: At the Grammy Awards.
Latest album, Slideshow is available on the following online platforms:
1. iTunes -> https://t.co/i7b8UU9Erp
2. Spotify -> https://t.co/5x5SFSabub
3. Google Play -> https://t.co/foPX1I7QxC
4. Amazon -> https://t.co/XvchA2rGHO
5. Tidal -> https://t.co/vwYOmvfciK
6. Deezer -> https://t.co/dWdB4djdsT
7. Soundcloud -> https://t.co/SVKEbbdI5D
8. Mvesesani -> https://t.co/R8AGD6mQM3
9. Tuneworth -> https://t.co/PKcqHEshb7
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