10 October 2016 Last updated at: 3:05 AM
Tsar Leo: the young David going against the Goliaths
The wind continues to blow Tsar Leo’s way with his latest success being an Urban Music Party (UMP) nomination where he faces competition from giants in Malawi music.
The Lilongwe based musician was on Saturday announced as a nominee in this year’s UMP awards alongside other entertainers making it big. This followed a voting process that involved fans as they made their contributions through text messages.
Leo has been nominated in the music video of the year slot for his smash hit, The Other Side, which features Zach. He among other producers worked with BFB and Sukez on audio and video respectively. The two producers are also up for honours in producers’ categories.
Tsar Leo will be competing against Tay Grin, Zani Challe, Malinga Mafia, and Dan Lu. Being an up and coming artist who has being grouped with local music greats, the singer cum rapper is keeping his fingers closed.
Visuals for The Other Side were coproduced by Sukez of HD Plus Creations and Essim of Animal Lab. It is one of the only two visuals in the category that were produced locally. However this does not in any way rob the local product of its international standard status.
Janta is the holder for the UMP Music video of the year award. His video for the song entitled Divorce was recognized having come ahead of other great visuals in a massively patronised event in Blantyre last year.
Leo will be looking to set records this year and this happens to be his first local nomination. With a couple of great songs yet to be released, one can only argue the future is promisingly bright for the lad.
Below are the nominees for the Urban Music Party Music Video of the Year Category
1:The Other Side – Tsar Leo
2 Chipapapa – Tay Grin Ft 2face,
3: Levels Remix – Malinga Mafia
4: Single Tonight – Zani Challe Ft Patoranking
5: Sweet Banana – Dan Lu Ft Kcee