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Yo Maps Biography

Zambian Musician

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Biography

Elton Mulenga (born November 29, 1994), known by his stage name Yo Maps, is a Zambian singer, songwriter, and music producer. With his versatile style encompassing genres like Afro-soul, Afro-pop, Zam-Rock, R&B, and Hip-Hop, Yo Maps has become a prominent figure in the Zambian music industry. He is known for his soulful vocals and heartfelt lyrics that resonate with listeners. Yo Maps is signed to Nexus Music and has released several successful albums and singles throughout his career.

Yo Maps
Full Name Elton Mulenga
Born November 29, 1994 (age 29)
Nationality Zambian
Occupation Musician
Relationship Status Married
Education Chibombo High School
Awards Best Male Artist (Africa Entertainment Awards USA)
Organization Nexus Music

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Early Life and Education

  • Elton Mulenga was born on November 29, 1994, in Kasama, Zambia.
  • His interest in music began to flourish during his time as a student at Chibombo High School in 2008.
  • At the age of 18, Mulenga and his family relocated to Kabwe, where he recorded his first single titled “Njikata Kuboko” in 2016.
  • In 2018, he gained significant recognition after collaborating with Macky 2 on the hit single “Finally,” which went on to become one of his signature songs.

Career

  • Yo Maps has been actively involved in the Zambian music scene since 2016.
  • He has released two studio albums: “Komando” in 2021 and “Try Again” in 2023.
  • Some of his notable singles include “Njikata Kuboko” featuring T-GEAR, “Season Yanga” featuring Bobby East, “System” featuring Slapdee, “Komando” featuring Slapdee, and “Tiliko” featuring T-Sean.
  • Yo Maps’ music is characterized by captivating melodies, relatable lyrics, and infectious rhythms that appeal to a wide audience.
  • He has been recognized and awarded for his contributions to Zambian music, including winning the Ngoma Awards for Song of the Year with “Finally” in 2019.
  • In 2022, he received the Outstanding Musician of the Year award, Album of the Year for “Komando,” and Song of the Year for “Mr. Romantic.”
  • Yo Maps was also honored with the Best Male Artist award at the African Entertainment Awards USA.

Personal Life

  • On April 23, 2022, Elton Mulenga married Kidist Kifle. They have a daughter named Tendai.

Awards and Nominations

  • 2019 Ngoma Awards: Song of the Year – “Finally” (Won)
  • 2022 Outstanding Musician of the Year (Won)
  • 2022 Album of the Year – “Komando” (Won)
  • 2022 Song of the Year – “Mr. Romantic” (Won)
  • 2022 African Entertainment Awards USA: Best Male Artist (Won)

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