Local Hip Hop group Zone Fam has been nominated for two international awards.
The African entertainment awards nominated the group in the category of best Southern African artist or Group. The awards ceremony will take place in Canada on August 31 2013.They were nominated along with Team GLR, The Love Movement, ICU Crew, The Focus Way and Dande Showcase
Earlier, Zone Fam earned a Nigerian entertainment award nomination again as best Southern African Artist or Group. In the Nigerian Awards, Zone Fam will battle for the title alongside AKA, Zahara, Teargas, Dama Do Bling.
Other music giants nominated in the African Entertainment awards include Congolese Fally Ipupa and Koffi Olomide, Nigerian D’Banji and Ugandan Jose Chameleon.
Zone Fam’s manager Duncan Sodala described the nominations as an honour and asked Zambians to support the group as this will help local music get a wider international following.
“We are doing this for our country; we need the support of the people. Zambian music is crossing borders. We are very honoured with the nominations and this is a very good sign that people out there listen to our music,” Sodala told Iroko Africa
The group also has a Channel O Music Award nomination for Most Gifted newcomers and a Globe Music Award as well as several local awards under their belt for Best African Group.
Zone Fam is made up of musicians Dope G, Jay Rox,Verbal Assasin & Thugga
Zone Fam is the best known hip hop group in Zambia. The group is named after a studio they frequented in their earlier days ‘The Zone’.
The group was created in 2007 and they are managed by the CEO of Slam Dunk Records Duncan Sodala.
They have released a series of hits and you can buy and listen to their music on reverbnation here