JOHANNESBURG, Monday, 31st October 2016 – ROCKSTAR4000 have signed multiple award-winning Zambian singer-songwriter-musician Maureen Lilanda to a global agreement. Zambia’s leading lady of music, Maureen Lilanda and the ROCKSTAR4000 Zambia team inked the deal during an exclusive signing session in Lusaka and will see the accomplished Zambian recording artist release both her back catalog and highly anticipated future master recordings exclusively through ROCKSTAR4000 worldwide.
"I’m really excited in the future of music from Zambia as its now the time for the amazing music and sounds from Zambia to take over Africa and the world, and I’m thrilled on where this amazing partnership will be able to take my music now without borders or restrictions to fans anywhere on the planet. " Maureen commented.
"As the leading full service Pan African music entertainment network we are truly excited to now welcome the Queen of Zambian music to our family and cant wait to embark on this new Pan African and global journey with Maureen!" noted Jandre Louw, Founder & CEO of ROCKSTAR4000
"Maureen Lilanda is a highly accomplished Zambian singer-songwriter and the signing aligns strategically in sync with our highly accomplished successes and growth strategy as a group in taking the best of music entertainment from the continent to the rest of the world and are thrilled to welcome the Queen of Zambia to our royal family of Rockstars!" says Seven, Head of Talent and Music Pan African, ROCKSTAR4000
Maureen Lupo Lilanda’s distinctive voice, unique talent and generous spirit have secured her a place as one of Zambias top musicians and best female artists. With a range of musical styles from jazz to pop, Maureen blends African rhythms and flavours with sophisticated, contemporary rhythms and influences. For the past 20 years Maureen has traveled extensively, performing across Europe and Japan as well as regionally and has shared the stage with ‘Black Voices’ from the UK, Zimbabwe’s ‘Oliver Mutukudzi’, ‘Jonathan Butler’ from South Africa, ‘Fra Fra’ from the Netherlands, ‘Magic System’ from West Africa and ‘Baba Maal’ from Senegal, to name a few. Maureen has also been a regular leading feature at the annual Livingstone Festival.
Maureen has released four albums to date, ‘Nandayeye’, ‘Coming Home’, ‘Evolution’ and her latest album ‘Tetwe’. She is also lead vocalist of her European band, ‘Le Banquets de Nomads’ whose album ‘Afora’ combines Senegalese, Zambian and Belgian fusions. Maureen was lead singer of the famous Zambian Acapela group ‘Amashiwe’, which performed at the 1999 Livingstone Festival. Maureen has been awarded ‘Best female artiste by the National Arts Council for an historic four times and winner of the South African CEO Awards for the Most Influential Woman In The Arts in Zambia and the Southern Region. Maureen is also the First female President of Zambia Association of Musicians.
"If there's anyone the deserves such a huge opportunity it's definitely Maureen. Through Rockstar4000, she will finally reach every corner of the Africa and the world. We at Sling Beats are very happy to be a part of this great synergy that will advance Zambian music. I personally can't wait to begin work on the album."
"Maureen Lilanda is a Zambian superstar already as evident by all her accolades and successes and the extent of her huge ever growing fanbase. Maureen joining our family and groups further signifies our significant focus on Zambia and the region and our strategic commitment to Zambia’s best in music entertainment." noted Munya Daka, ROCKSTAR4000 Zambia & Uganda