ZAMBIA’s Chisanga Queville Chansa, popularly known as CQ is confident that his current music project will award him international recognition. ZAMBIA’s Chisanga Queville Chansa, popularly known as CQ is confident that his current music project will award him international recognition.
CQ who is known for songs such as ‘Ndekeleni’ and ‘Last Forever’ has engaged Clarence Peters, an international video producer from Nigeria to facilitate his project.
Clarence is rated one of Africa’s best video producers, having worked with top Nigerian duo P Square on “Alingo” and “Personally” music videos which have gained massive airplay on international music channels like Trace TV and MTV Base.
The artiste says two videos directed by Clarence have already been released.
CQ says the video ‘I run this show’ was shot last summer in Kenya while ‘Napeza’ was shot in Zambia and features Natalie, the daughter of veteran musician Jane Osborne.
He feels Zambian Artistes should invest in good videos like their Nigerian counterparts if they are to reach the rankings of celebrities that are respected by their fans.
‘We are lacking investments in the music industry because the current state of our music videos is not of standard quality,’ CQ adds.
He urges upcoming artistes to be innovative and always have a dream map that will take them where they want to be.
‘’Artistes should learn to work with each other and not kill the work of others because nobody employed them to be musicians but did so because they believed they had talent,“ CQ explains.
He adds that despite frustrations, perseverance is what people need to achieve their dreams.
The 10 track album is scheduled to be released mid 2014 followed by two videos which he hopes will gain him international recognition.
Meanwhile, CQ has cleared rumours that he is venturing into full time modelling.
‘I was signed with Black Rose modelling agency, but in the meantime we are dormant because the Chief Executive Officer, Kinner Robinson who is also owner of Multi Choice is not in the country,’ he explains.
The artiste however, says he is an independent model and as such only does print modelling.
Michael is supporting the team behind the Luska Star. He is a big fan of Zambia and loves to work with the local talents at UNZA.