B'Flow East Biography: Age, Early Life, Education, Relationship, Career, Awards & Nominations, Controversy, Net Worth

How he became the voice of the voiceless through music.

By  | Oct 26, 2020, 10:29 AM  | Brian B'Flow Bwembya  | Top of The

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Among the many hats that he wears, B'Flow is a Zambian dancehall and hip hop artist, media personality, a social commentator and justice advocate.

B'Flow is the first musician to have launched an album at the United States embassy an event that was was sponsored by the US government. B Flow also took a new direction with his music, changing his genre to what is now known as “KaliDanceHall”. it is a mixture of traditional Zambian Kalindula music and Dance Hall. 

B'Flow was also the first artist in the world to be endorsed bu a US President, Barack Obama. 

Here's a look at B'Flow's biography. 

B'Flow Age

B'Flow Early Life

His birth name is Brian Mumba Kasoka Bwembya and he was born in a town called Kabwe. B'Flow was raised by his mother and grandmother Matilda Chiti-Byrne and his mother Mirriam Mulenga Mumba Byrne who was a policewoman. His father Mathews "Mizzy" Kasoka was a football coach for Kabwe Warriors football club.

"I was raised by my mother, a single mother, and I've seen the challenges she went through to get me to where I am, for her to raise me and my siblings," he said.

B'Flow's grandmother is the one who taught him how to read and write English as she was a professional teacher.

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B'Flow Education

When he was 6 years old, he enrolled at Kasanda Malombe Primary School. In 2nd Grade, he joined the Boy Scouts. He left the club shortly after and became a basketball player which he played for fun for about 7years.

He later transferred to the Serenje Boma School when he moved with his mom to Serenje town. In 7th Grade, B Flow and his brother were transferred back to Kabwe where they attended Broadway Primary and Basic School.

For his secondary education he attended the Kabwe High School and here he joined the Anti-AIDS/Drug Club. He also studied Marketing.

B'Flow Marriage

B Flow wedded his long time lover, Wendy Bolio Mwansa in 2018. 

B'Flow Career

The music industry is such a cut throat industry and sometimes, the people that you trust may be the one that let you down. B'Flow was priviledged enough to have a friend like Macky 2 who's stood by him all the time and he did not shy away from showing his appreciation for his friend.

B'Flow's talent in music was discovered by Ignatius Chongwe in 2004  when he took part in a singing talent show at Sacred Heart Parish in Kabwe. Ignatius noted how talented B'Flow was and later that year he started to sponsor B'Flow's career in music.

He released his first album in 2009, 'Mpu mpu mpu' which means 'heartbeat' and in 2010, he released 'Dabo Trabo' which was his second album.  B'Flow released his third album in 2011 which he titled, 'No More Kwailo' which means 'No More Loneliness'. This album earned B'Flow so much recognition in the music industry and he released his fourth album in 2013, 'Voiceless Woman'.

The launch of his fifth album 'Dear Mama' was coupled with the launch of the "Go Out and Vote" campaign phase II with his partner, Young Women in Action. This was to help get ready, willing, and able youth to participate fully in the 2016 election process in the country.

He released the hit single 'Single' in 2019 where he featured another industry great Wezi.

B'Flow Awards & Nominations 

Since he stepped into the music industry, B'Flow has done nothing but deliver great hits for his fans. Here a list of his awards and nominations over the years: 

2009 – Best Upcoming Artist of the Year at the Ngoma Awards (Nominated)
2009 – Best Reggae Video of the Year at the Born and Bred Awards (Nominated)
2009 – Best Upcoming Artist of the Year at the Hone FM Awards (Nominated)
2010 – Best Collaboration of the Year at the Radio Phoenix Awards (Nominated)
2011 – Best Song of the Year at the Radio Phoenix Awards (Nominated)
2011 – Best Conscious Video at the Born & Bred Video Awards (Won)
2012 – Best Dancehall Video at the Born & Bred Video Awards (Won)
2013 – Best Dancehall Artist at the Zambia Music Awards (Nominated)
2014 – Best Mainstream Album at the Zambia Music Awards (Nominated)
2014 – Best Collaboration at the Zambia Music Awards (Nominated)
2014 – Best Dancehall Artist at the Zambia Music Awards (Won)
2014 – Best Dancehall Album at the Zambia Music Awards (Won)
2014 – Best Conscious Video at the Zambia Music Awards (Nominated)
2014 – Best Dancehall Video at the Zambia Music Awards (Nominated)
2014 – Best Collaboration Video at the Zambia Music Awards (Nominated)
2014 – Most Educative Album at the Zambia Music Awards (Won)
2017 – Best Humanitarian Award at the Kwacha Music Awards (Won)
2017 – Best International Achievement at the Kwacha Music Awards (Nominated)
2017 - Best Artist at the Kwacha Music Awards (Nominated)
2017 – Best Conscious Song at the Kwacha Music Awards (Nominated)

B'Flow Controversy

What was meant to be something done with good intentions sadly did not end well for B'Flow. B'Flow's plan to launch a new range of T-shirt's in time for Zambia's Independence Day had not gone according to plan. He posted a picture advertising the Tees which acknowledge the country's 56 years of freedom on his social media account.

But for many fans, the post was a slap in the face...

"Am not free from slavery so why should I celebrate independence?" asked one fan, whilst another added; "What peace... what a contradictory statement".

A third posted; "There's no freedom in Zambia never forget".

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B'Flow Brand Endorsements

The American organisation, AIDS Helthcare Foundation named B'Flow as its global brand ambassador. He's also the brand ambassador for a number of non-governmental organisations such as the USAID-funded SHARe II, The Obama Foundation, National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council in Zambia.

B'Flow  also had the opportunity to be the chairman for the HIV/AIDS and Social Commentary(HASC) team of the Zambia Association of Musicians, although he retired from that role. He's s also a part of the Zambia/Norway(ZedWay) project.

He also had the opportunity to work with the brand, Nivea.
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B'Flow Net Worth

From the sales of his albums, to landing gig and big endorsement deals, B'Flow has amassed quite a lot of wealth. His net worth is estimated to be between K1.7 and and K2.5 million. 

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