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Yo Maps

Singer, Kasama Lusaka Zambia

Yo Maps Biography 

Artist as Singer/Songwriter: Yo Maps

Name: Elton Mulenga

Date of Birth: November 29, 1994

Net worth: Currently Unknown

Yo Maps was born 27 years ago in Kasama, Zambia but later relocated to Lusaka where he grew up. He would later relocate to Kabwe after attaining the age of 18 years.He developed interest in music back in 2008 while still in high school. He was heavily inspired by his father Muyunda Mundia, known as Papa Mundia in music circles. He released his debut track, Finally, featuring Macky 2 in October 2018.Finally led to Yo Maps breakthrough.In 2019 he released another single titled kaleza, which led to successful collaborations with many artists. In 2022 Yo Maps Released “Aweah” which reached 2 million views on YouTube within a short time.

YoMaps Awards Nominations

His music has seen win some awards and nominations during the course of his career. Here’s the list below:

2019 – Best Artist at the Kwacha Music Awards (Won)

2019 – Best Maistream at the Kwacha Music Awards (Nominated)

2019 – Best Collaboration at the Kwacha Music Awards (Nominated)

2019 – Song of the Year at the Kwacha Music Awards (Won)

2019 – Best Male Newcomer at the Kwacha Music Awards (Won)

2019 – Song of the Year at the Ngoma Awards (Won)

2022 – Album of the Year at The Ngoma Awards (Won)

2022- Song of the Year at the Ngoma Award (Won)

2022 – Outstanding Musician of the Year at Ngoma Award (Won)

Yo Maps has shared the same stage with Jamaican Singer Busy signal,and has been Nominated for the same awards with international artists such as Wizkid, Gims, Fireboy, DML, Diamond Platnumz, Davido, Black Sherif, ElGrande Toto and Focalistic.

How did Yo Maps begin his music career?

Yo Map’s passion for music began at an early age when he was a teenager schooling at Chibombo High School. While in school around 2008, he was in the choir and did more gospel songs than secular.

At home, his mother would not buy his idea to venture into music thereby grounding him to doing it while he was in school. This, however, did not dampen his spirit. He continued doing his thing while in school and luckily, his father Muyunda Mundia is the one who got him on the springboard to musical success. Mundia was a gospel singer and dedicated catholic.

Yo Maps dedicated his soul to music and learnt as much as he would from 2008. As fate would have it, he bumped into Slapdee who he learnt a thing or two from and in 2011, he released his first album. People now knew his name because the music industry in Zambia was going through a trying time with the beefing of Slapdee and Macky2 whose music careers started almost at the same time.

He made a comeback to Lusaka from Chingola where he had been and released “Ndimupondo”. The takeaway hits from this album were “I Am The President” and “Number 1 Fan”. They got Zambia into a frenzy given his young age at the time and great talent. Digital X Label released Yo Map’s first album.

In 2018, he released “Finally” a song that fully set him on stage in the Zambian music industry. Even Macky 2 acknowledged that this was the beginning of a great Yo Maps. He went on to collaborate with big names among them Macky 2, Slapdee, Daev among others.

In 2020, his song “So Chabe” was one of his biggest songs of the year. In February 2021, he released “Pick It Up” featuring Mic Burner and the song claimed a top position in the charts within a month.


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