Hatsa Vii

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Musical artist

Nohaata Seven (born 12 April 2001), known professionally by his stage name Hatsa Vii, is a Malawian rapper, singer and songwriter. He was nominated as Malawi's Best New Artist of the Year for 2018. He is currently competing for the Independent Music Awards, adding to contemporary musicians from Malawi that are making international headway.

Life and career

Based in Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe, Hatsa Vii came into the limelight in 2016 after releasing "Zaife Zinayela" featuring Waxy Kay & Charley. Since then, he has so far released a string of successful singles. "Kelly" was Hatsa Vii’s international breakthrough, featuring in different music channels across Africa.[1] The song was nominated in the 2016 Independent Music Awards.

Hatsa Vii is well known for fusing rapping and singing, with an audible contrast between typical hip-hop beats and melody, abrasive rapping coupled with softer accents, delivered with an egotistical lyricism, a style popularised by Drake and Big Sean. Not surprising therefore that he has been christened as the Drake from Africa.[2]

He is popular among young people due to the fact that he performs his songs in English and that hip hop, known as urban music in Malawi, is a music taste for this age group. He has headlined a number of urban music festivals such as Malawi Urban Music. He has worked with other renowned artist in Malawi including: Lawi, Faith Mussa and has shared stage with: Tay Grin; Hazel Mak; Theo Thomson; Piksy, Sonye, Dan Lu, Nessness and Black Missionaries.

He released his EP, Programmer EP earlier this year

He lists Drake, J Cole and Kendrick Lamar among those who have influenced his style and interest in music. In Malawi, he lists Real Elements

Discography

  • Programmer Ep
  • All Good EP

See also

References

  • Zipas Enhs Commentary

External links