Born Kimberley Kaunda on 27 May, 1990, Kim is a Lilongwe-based Malawian female creative artist who developed her love for singing and songwriting around the age of 10. She started learning how to play a guitar aged 16 from her father Kerrie Kaunda who is an exceptional guitarist.
Kim’s influences and inspiration include musical greats like Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, Bob Marley, India Arie, literary icon Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and her very own father.
The singer will this year be releasing her debut 17-track album “Freedom” produced by renowned Malawian Afro Soul musician-cum-producer Lawi and her brother Manyanda who also played an influential role in composing.
Kim has just released the official music video to her debut single titled “Slave” which has Lawi in it playing the expressive guitar.
“Slave” is a song performed from the perspective of a woman in an abusive relationship and a child that is mistreated by his/her parent or guardian.
The song, in essence, is addressing the very pressing issue of violence against women and children and hopes to help raise awareness.
A mellow, introspective and thoughtful composition, “Slave” makes the listener look into themselves and their environment, inviting them to be advocates for the fight against violence against women and children.
It is performed fully in English and as such the world over can get the message in its entirety.
Kim’s upcoming album was recorded at Lawi Music Garage and features one of the gospel hip-hop artists KBG. It will be released under the new music label Brand Inc.
The artist plans on sharing her music journey and songs with the whole world. She is now in her 3rd year in University studying a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.