Born David Banda, by the music fraternity he is known as General Ozzy. The Zambian Musician’s career dated back from 1996, while he has for years cemented his career through the Reggae and Dancehall genres.
Back home in Zambia, the artiste, currently in his 30’s cemented roots when he first released Osalila, his first single released in 2004 and other songs like Wenye, Chino Chalo, Numusanga and others. Ozzy’s vibrant penetration into the East African music scenes was more felt since 2009 when he released songs like I need a Gal, Take My Heart, Potential Remix which he recorded with Uganda’s Radio & Weasel, which took Uganda and the entire East African music fraternity by storm.
Inspired from his artistic journey, after a few years into the music industry as budding artiste, together with Robert Banda, his young brother, they initiated the Brathahood Music Recording Label, which also is currently managing Roberto of Amarula fame among other musicians,
“We work with emerging artistes and are trying to do our best to contribute to what other music producers are doing in Zambia, and also be trend setters as well,” he explains.
Within East Africa, Ozzy has worked also with Radio &Weasel, Allan Tonix and Two 4 Real, an experience he still appreciates.
Still trending onto the African, and probably world music charts is Pamodzi Remix, an African sizzling sway song, featuring female Zambian songstress Wezi. The song really rates the artistes’ mode and standards of doing music and more so is the art of collaboration. Ozzy lately also holds a new EP entitled UNSTOPABLE, which he released on December 31st 2015.
“Those two years when I had stopped doing music, that’s where I derived the inspiration behind this EP,” he explains.
Unstoppable is a collaborative project and features 12 songs, where he features musicians like Wezi and Yellow Man (From Zambia), Ghana’s Knii Lante, Mr. Swagger among other musicians.
Ozzy is further focusing on doing performances and more collaborative projects with fellow musicians from across Africa,
“I am targeting and want to be part of and taking the BET Awards, Channel O Music Awards and other accolades in a sense of being appreciated for talents,” Ozzy adds.