Some came, tried but failed. People poured lots of love but money and fame played the Judas Iscariot on them. Which urban music group has remained clung together in high or low tides? That is exactly the story behind No Sleep Gang, a Blantyre-based urban music entity. The squad has already won hearts of many with their hip hop tunes, together with their mature music videos.
The amazing combination of nothing but talented youngsters brazes through the country’s music industry. The team was founded in 2013 by Exl, real name Collins Nelson Khulani under No Sleep Gang Inc., a label that is owned by Exl himself.
“N.S.G is a music team as well as a record label. We have Kid Fresh whose real name is Lumbani Gondwe as Executive Producer and Jimmy James as our financial manager,” Collins introduces the team. “Other members are Morality C, Slick Zikhwa, Hussle Henry, Bree, Sybo, SQ, Dayazi, Ish, Freshwun, Sasha who is our own model, Chim Arkee, Chiza and K9ne Chemicals.”
The apparently sophisticated squad has so far dropped a couple of tracks including videos which have become a darling to the local radio and television stations.
According to Collins, a manager-cum-rapper, they are working on an EP and expect to drop a nuke of a music video for They Show Love, a song that features Tsar Leo.
In a related development, the We Here fame group boss has trashed allegations that they belong to a secret society with souls sacrificed for fame.
“Well, it’s all about innovation I would say. It would be a blatant lie if I said we are connected to Satanism. What people see from us is pure hard work,” he says. “Let the haters do their game but they will be beefed back.”
The lazy teams can go to bed. We have No Sleep Gang in the arena, putting Malawi on the map. That is the message the Blantyre outfit sends to fellow rap squads. –-Malawi Zoom