Names & Year Of Birth
STEVO RAP GURU (born November 27, 1991) is a multi-award winning Zambian Hip-Hop artist. His real names are STEVEN EMMANUEL MWALE. He comes from a Christian family.
He attended Chizongwe Technical Boarding Secondary School (2008-2010).
He has a Diploma in Business Management Certificate, Livingstone International University of Tourism,Excellence and Business Management(LIUTEBM).
He attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration, The University of Zambia(UNZA).
STEVO RAP GURU music career as a Hip-hop artist began in 2012 under M-Beats Generation Music before releasing hit songs such as Winsula featuring Billz produced by DJ Mzenga Man.
In 2013, Stevo was signed by XYZ Entertainment led by Slap Dee. He released songs such as Nilipamtunda, Paya flow ft Slap Dee, I made It, Fukama, Chance ft Kantu, etc.
In 2014, He won Born N Bred Best Upcoming Music Video Award NILIPAMTUNDA Music Video.
He has a huge following on social media.
STEVO MUSIC HIT SONGS INCLUDES;
Paya Flow ft Slap Dee
I Made It
Sandals Off ft Flexville Marley
Chance ft Kantu
Niliche ft Petersen
The Situation Series
Journey To The West
Feel Me Now ft Blizmatic
STEVO debut album Pamtunda Revolution was scheduled for 2014 release but was not released.
2016 – Present
After departure from XYZ Entertainments in 2015 to concentrate on his studies at The University of Zambia. STEVO came back with a mixtape called GHETTO DEFINITION in 2016 which contained tracks such as Niliche ft Petersen, The Affair, Chilize, Ghetto Definition ft Michael Brown, City Life ft Peezy Cables. In December, 2016 he released a single called PUSH under a new record label, GURU NATION managed by Andy Banda.
The song was produced by long-time collaborator and award-winning DJ Mzenga Man. The song is centred on pure motivation to daily hustle and struggle, inspired by the Zambian perception of success. Push music video was released in March, 2017. The video was shot by Tiptronic Media Arts & Directed by Peter Chichi Ice. In August the same year, a follow up single titled Sandals Off featuring Flexville Marley also produced by DJ Mzenga Man was released. October also saw STEVO release a Cover song to Macky 2 Wachimo rap song.
On the 22nd November, 2017. STEVO Rap Guru collaborated with KEKERO, highly skilled producer and singing sensation, on the love song titled NEKHA which was a chart-topping single on various top radio stations and music charts across the country. The music video for Nekha shot by Reel Studios and Directed by award-winning Director DJ Lo was released on the 18th April, 2018.
20th March, 2018. Stevo unveiled Amani Sunga, a fusion of Hip-hop and afrobeat, featuring legendary Zambian artist, Izrael produced by KB of K-AMY Studios. Amani Sunga is inspired by real life experiences the rapper has passed through and the basic premise of God’s grace in his his life. In May, 2018. Stevo won Best Hip-Hop Music Video Award for Push Music video at CBC TV VIEWERS CHOICE AWARDS held at NIPA CONVENTION CENTRE in Lusaka.
In September, 2018 a club banger ILEINGILAFYE featuring promising dancehall artist KINGSVILLE was released produced by SV & CB.
STEVO RAP GURU has named his soon to be released album SAVED, which will features top artists and producers to give it a diverse but yet timeless sound.