Roberto is an award winning Zambian singer, songwriter and producer and the youngest of a musical family, so it was only fathomable that he would follow in the footsteps of his parents and older sibling, the well known Zambian performer Ozzy. Roberto entered the music scene as a rapper, and later turned to singing after being inspired by Usher’s hit song “My Way”.
On his rise in the music industry and a spell in South Africa, Roberto’s career was propelled to the next level when he wrote songs for and worked with well-known South African artists, such as Boom Shaka, Thebe and Buso to name but a few.
Roberto released his debut self-titled album in his native tounge, which cemented his place in the music industry. He then followed up with his sophomore album titled “Akasuba”, where the 2009 award winning song of the year Akasuba named after the album, came from. Roberto is currently in the studio putting together material for his third and international crossover album titled “My Name Is…”, due for release at the end of July 2012. Roberto’s first single from the album is titled “Osanisiya So” and will be released on the 13th February 2012.
“Osanisiya So” is a funky edgy forbidden love song, sung in English with a splash of Nyanja (Zambian dialect). With this single, Roberto offers listeners a different taste of Afro R&B whilst experimenting with heavy base drums that you cannot help but bop your head to as the chorus lets you get lost in the mood of the song. The follow up single to “Osanisiya So” titled “Good Woman” reflects Roberto’s love for R&B and will be the first of Roberto’s more commercial sounding tracks that carries the listener on from where the first single left off.