Nomo Cooper is one rising artist to watch. The Blantyre singer has so far released songs including the popular Sera Mwana Wa Teacher, Letter, Undikonde and Mayi Malawi, which have been getting good radio play since their release in 2016.
An RnB musician born Greshno Noel Amos, the 27-year-old’s music journey dates back in 2010 and since then, his music has proved to be worth listening to.
“I started music as a rapper in 2007 but switched to RnB after attracting the attention of many music lovers with my phenomenal singing and composing talent in school,” he recalls. “As a hip hop artist I formed a rap group called Real Blacks at Malosa Secondary School up to 2008 when I finished my secondary education.
“But whilst at school in 2008 there was this girl who after hearing the way I used to sing RnB songs of other artists like R Kelly, she encouraged me to go for RnB.
“In 2010 I did my first RnB track Kulikonse, which enjoyed radio airplay especially on Radio 2 FM. From there I realised that RnB was my thing and this was evidenced when my songs started enjoying more radio airplays,” adds the Mzuzu University graduate who is currently working on his first album which he reveals is due this year.
Nomo Cooper continues to disclose that his sisters always tell him how he started singing at a tender age of 7 when he used to sing church songs with his late mother.
The vocalist has so far worked with both well established and up-and-coming artists among them Marcus of the Daredevilz, Slessor, Z.I.D, Phil J, Zephy Oldies as well as music producers like Tricky Beatz , Zephy Oldies, Kenlo and the Daredevilz.
He is inspired by artists such as Lulu and Patience Namadingo on the local scene while R Kelly and Jason Derulo are his inspiration on the international scene.