Swish | Biography

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Birth Names: Farai Muzungaile

Date Of Birth: 15th September, 1988

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Label: Unsigned

Others: Song writing

BACKGROUND

Swish (also known as Swishy Swish) is a recording artist and songwriter from Avondale, Lusaka, Zambia. As a kid, he fell in love with music at the age of 9 in 1997. He started rapping at that age; he used to watch a lot of Channel O on ZNBC back then and followed the versatile styles of artists such as 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G, LL Cool J, TLC, Missy Elliott and so much more. He derives his inspirations from Nas, Drake, T.I. and Kendrick Lamar, “I’ve stayed in Avondale, Lusaka all my life, since 1993, that’s why I call myself “Avondale’s Finest” in most of my songs” he continued to say; I was given the nickname Swish by my friends in Grade 9 at Namununga School. During Term 2 of Physical Education, we had basketball throughout the term. I always used to score a “swish-shot” in basketball and therefore when my friends noticed that, they started calling me ‘Swish’ which later stuck as my nickname”…

He took a 4 year break from music passion from 2007 to 2011, to concentrate on his college education. He studied an Information Technology course called ‘National Computing Center’ at the Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies from 2007 to 2009 and his ‘Degree in Computing’ at the University of Greenwich in England from 2010 to 2011. After my graduation, He started to pursue music on a professional level (career-wise level) in 2012.

RELEASES

– FaRaIDAY (2013)

By mid-2013, he debuted a mix-tape called “FaRaIDAY” which meant a combination of his real name ‘Farai and the day Friday’ (Farai + Friday = FaRaIDAY). The mixtape was produced at Cloud 9 Media Studio in Kamwala, Lusaka. A few songs off the mixtape such as ‘FaRaIDAY, My Department, Do Great and You Decide’ received massive airplay on radio stations such as UNZA Radio, JOY FM and POWER FM.

– You Decide (Music Video) (2013)

In December 2013, he released his first official music video titled “You Decide” which was directed by N.X.T Solutionz.

– FaRaIDAY (Music Video) (2014)

– My Department (Music Video) (2014)

– Do Great (Music Video) (2014)

– Pretend Sometimes (Music Video) (2014)

In February 2014, he released he 2nd music video titled “FaRaIDAY” also directed by N.X.T Solutionz. This video received massive airplay on MUVI Nyimbo. Throughout the rest of 2014, he  released 3 other music videos for my songs titled “My Department”, “Do Great” and “Pretend Sometimes”.

APPEARANCES

In May 2014, he featured on the ZNBC-TV2 music show known as “3.7 Blaze” hosted by G-Wise and performed his Song titled “You Decide”. In October 2014, I made an appearance on DSTV’s Africa Magic show “Kumwesu” with former Big Brother housemate Cleo Ice Queen and DJ Tanny from YAR FM /Y-Zone in a #ZambiaAt50 segment explaining “Why We Are Proud To be Zambian”. The show was aired on Zambia’s Independence Day, Golden Jubilee Friday 24th October 2014. In December 2014, I featured on the Muvi TV show known as “Teen Fusion” hosted by Cheswa and Thandiwe and performed my song “Adventure”. On 14th January 2015, my music video titled “My Department” started getting airplay on the international music channel in Africa known as Channel O up-todate. This moment was his biggest breakthrough in the Zambian music industry and throughout the African continent. From the period of September 2014 until September 2015, Swish worked with local artists such as Kan2, Krytic, Willz and Slapdee on his hit singles namely, “Pretend Sometimes”, “FaRaIDAY Remix” and “Currently” which received massive airplay on radio stations all over Zambia and also on a few radio stations in Ghana. In November 2015, he had his first music interview on Muvi TV’s popular show “The Pipo’s Choice”. Other singles that were released by Swishy Swish in the year 2015 include “Disturbing” and “Indicator”. Recently, on 12th January 2016, he made his first appearance on Zambia’s biggest talk show known as “Smooth Talk” hosted by Innocent Kalaluka. Swish is currently recording his debut album which he is set to release within the year 2016. Furthermore, his latest music video titled “FaRaIDAY Remix” which was released in December 2015 has been scheduled to playlist on Channel O in 2016.

EDUCATION

He took a 4 year break from his music passion during 2007 to 2011, to concentrate on his college education. Swish studied an Information Technology course called ‘National Computing Center’ at the Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies from 2007 to 2009 as well as his ‘Degree in Computing’ at the University of Greenwich in England from 2010 to 2011. After his graduation, he started to pursue music on a professional level (careerwise level) in 2012.

CAREER

By mid-2013, he released a mix-tape called “FaRaIDAY” which meant a combination of his real name ‘Farai and the day Friday’ (Farai + Friday = FaRaIDAY). A few songs off the mixtape such as ‘FaRaIDAY, My Department, Do Great and You Decide’received massive airplay on radio stations such as UNZA Radio, JOY FM and POWER FM. In December 2013, Swish released his first official music video titled “You Decide” which was directed by N.X.T Solutionz.

In February 2014, he released his 2 nd music video titled “FaRaIDAY” which received massive airplay on MUVI Nyimbo. Throughout the rest of 2014, Swish released 3 other music videos for his songs titled “My Department”, “Do Great” and “Pretend Sometimes”.

In May 2014, he featured on the ZNBC-TV2 music show known as “3.7 Blaze” hosted by G-Wise and performed his song “You Decide”.

In October 2014, he made an appearance on DSTV’s Africa Magic show “Kumwesu” with former Big Brother housemate Cleo Ice Queen and DJ Tanny from YAR FM /Y-Zone in a #ZambiaAt50 segment explaining “Why We Are Proud To be Zambian”.

The show was aired on Zambia’s Independence Day, Golden Jubilee Friday 24th October 2014. On 14 th January 2015, his music video titled “My Department” started getting airplay on the international music channel in Africa known as Channel O up-todate.

This moment was his biggest breakthrough in the Zambian music industry and throughout the African continent. From the period of September 2014 until September 2015, Swish worked with local artists such as Kan2, Krytic, Willz and Slapdee on his hit singles namely, “Pretend Sometimes”, “FaRaIDAY Remix” and “Currently” which received massive airplay on radio stations all over Zambia and also on a few radio stations in Ghana.

In November 2015, he had his first music interview on Muvi TV’s popular show “The Pipo’s Choice”. Musical Career Recently, on 9 th February 2016, he made history by being the first Zambian musician to get an exclusive interview from the international music channel Trace Urban in South Africa. Furthermore, Swish was nominated in the “ZeeMusic Creative Awards 2016” under the category ‘Best Music Artist’. He is currently recording his debut album which he is set to release within the year 2016.

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