Urban Hype

Urban Hype
Urban Hype - Skele

Urban Hype started out as a an idea between friends - Thee Ajay and Prince Roy - in January 2012. They started recording songs and later met fast rising producer/performer FJay (Fumbani) who groomed and joined the group. Under Fjay's guidance, they released a single which facilitated their signing to So Good Entertainment. This led to them meeting a young upcoming dancehall artist, Badman Shapi. After working on a song with Shapi, their chemistry was undeniable and Shapi joined the group after Prince Roy decided to leave the group.
Shortly after, the release of international hit single Chimbilimbili followed and consequently placed Urban Hype at the top of charts in both Malawi and Kenya. As a result, a contract from Kenyan based Music Label Taurus Musik came almost immediately after. The group dropped a few more singles but touch & go stood out and topped the charts in Zambia, Kenya, Uganda & Malawi. In Early 2015 the group won a ZeeMusic award for Best Group(2014), they were nominated for a Zambian Music Award under the category Best New Artist and also an award for best R&B Video.
They have collaborated with big names across Africa such as: Kagwe Mungai, Khaligraph Jones, Skale

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Artist is seeking the following professional connections: Gear Endorsement, Distribution - US, Distribution - UK/Europe, Distribution - Worldwide, Other Artists to Tour With, Booking Agent - US, Booking Agent - UK/Europe, Booking Agent - Worldwide, PR/Publicity Agency, Producer/Studio Engineer, Publishing, Sync/Music Supervisors

Genre: Pop
Subgenre: Afro Pop
From: Lusaka, ZAMBIA