Mulaza Kaira (born 10 October 1984), also known by the stage names Macky II, Macky 2, MK Macky 2, DJ Bugar, and Flava Boy, is a Zambian Multi-Award winning hip hop musician, singer, Songwriter and producer.[2][3] He is known for participating in the ninth season of Big Brother Africa, where he placed third in the competition.[4] Kaira is from Chingola, Zambia and runs the Macky 2 Hope Foundation, which supports orphans and vulnerable children.[5]

Macky 2
Born
Mulaza Kaira

(1984-10-10) October 10, 1984 (age 37)
Luanshya, Zambia
Other names
  • MK
  • Dj Bugar
  • Flava Boy
Occupation
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • producer
Notable work
Eden University Ambassador
Spouse(s)
Cheelo Hantiinga Kaira
(m. 2015)
[1]
Children2
RelativesChef 187 (brother) &Towela Kaira,El mariachi
Musical career
Genres
Years active2007– 5th June 2022
LabelsAlpha Entertainment & Kalandanya music promotion

Music careerEdit

Kaira began showing an interest in music in his childhood after attending the Catholic church in Ndola.[6]

In 2011 he left home to travel to Lusaka, where he released his album Ndimupondo under the Digital X label with Alpha Entertainment and J-Kayo.[6] Two songs from the album, "I am The President" and "Number 1 Fan", received radio play and were positively received by audiences.[6] Kaira received the Zambia Music Award for Album of the Year in 2013 for his album Legendary.[7][8] In 2014 [9] He was nominated in the Zambia Music Awards, in the categories of Best Mainstream Artist, Best Hip Hop/Rap Album and Best Collaboration.[10][11]As of 2022, Macky 2 marked his retirement from active music with an album OLIJABA[12] released on June 5 and the same date marked his official entry into a reality TV show called KING BUGA which premiered on the same date on Zambezi Magic Channel. In short, June 5th will go down in history as a day the Zambian Music Icon transcended into Reality TV as the show is the first of its kind in Zambia.

Big Brother Africa 9Edit

Kaira was a contestant on the ninth season of Big Brother Africa, and some viewers stated that he was "too quiet".[13] He survived in the house for the full length of the show and received a substantial amount of support from his fans and Zambians at large. He stayed in the house until the ninth and final week, when he was eliminated in third place.[14][15]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • Ghetto President (2018)
  • Legendary(2012)[16]
  • Ndimupondo
  • Too Much Influence (2012)
  • Zero to Hero (2013)[17]
  • OLIJABA (2022), (realized on 5th June)

Selected songsEdit

  • "Feeling Feeling" - 2012[18]
  • "Nangu Banchinge" - 2012
  • "Mukulu" - 2012
  • "Without You" - 2012
  • "Too Much Influence" - 2012
  • "Ngani Gelo Wandi" - 2012
  • "Pamaka" - 2012
  • "Why" - 2012
  • "Land Lord" - 2012
  • "Favor
  • "Mami (niuze)" - 2011
  • "Mama Rebecca" - 2015
  • "Mrs me" - 2020
  • "Sancho (Mwabombeni)" - 2021
  • "Early Riser" - 2020
  • "Alabalansa" - 2021
  • "Google"

AwardsEdit

  • 2011 Radio 4 song of the year Born n Bred Awards - "Mami (niuze)"[11]
  • 2013 Album of the year Zambian Music Awards - Legendary
  • 2015 Song of the year Zambia Music Awards - "Mama Rebecca"
  • 2018 Album of the year Kwacha Music Awards

Personal lifeEdit

Mulaza Kaira is married to Cheelo Hantiinga with whom they have a Daughter[1] and a Son.

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Macky 2 Plants The "KISS"". Peter Adamu. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  2. ^ Phiri, Julius. "Zambia: Macky 2 Show in Near Confusion". AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  3. ^ Sitenge, Abigail. "Macky 2 explains Hummer purchase". Post Zambia. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Macky2 Official Profile". TVSA. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  5. ^ Sitenge, Abigail; Kashweka, Felix. "News of Sata's death 'breaks' Macky 2". Post Zambia. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "Macky 2: From 'legendary' singer to Big Brother Hotshot contender". Zambia Daily Mail. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  7. ^ "2013 Award Winners". Zambian Music Awards. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  8. ^ "ZAMBIA MUSIC AWARDS – NOMINEES LIST 2012". Lusaka Voice. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Macky 2 brags about his Born and Bred awards". Zibani Zambia.
  10. ^ "Zambia Music Awards 2014". Socialumiere.
  11. ^ a b "Artist of the week : Macky 2". Lusaka Times. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Macky 2 - Olijaba | Download Album » NGOMA ZATU". NGOMA ZATU. 2022-06-05. Retrieved 2022-06-13.
  13. ^ "Petersen comes to Macky II's defence". Zambia Daily Mail. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  14. ^ "Macky 2 Comes Out Third In BBA Hotshots". Denriosa. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  15. ^ "Macky II to get back to work". Lusaka Voice. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  16. ^ "Macky 2 unveils cover of new album". Lusaka Times. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  17. ^ "Macky 2: Zero to Hero". Tio Zambia.
  18. ^ "Feeling Feeling – Macky 2 Ft. Flavaboy (Official Video)". Lusaka Voice.