Zamokwakhe Charles Mpanza known to his fans as Chealex Mpanza is a rising SouthAfrican multi-talented emcee whose talent ranges from script/songwriting amongst others. Hailing from Eshowe,a small rural town in KwaZuluNatal, he started doing music at an early age of 13 but got into it in 2003.When he moved to Dbn he joined Kwai Hop Flavor whom h ecame with to Jhb in 2005 for a promising recording deal,which never materialised and was therefore forced to stay in the streets of Jhb.
He’s released a couple of projects and apart from his music career, he has been featured on Scandal,Ovaltine Nigerian TV commercial, 2010 Adidas Bafana Bafana billboards and has done Soul City OneLovei ndustrial theatre which he did with Zulu Boy and even travelled the country.
Few contemporary artists will ever be equipped to carry the torch of soulful lyricist and master emcee with the same sense of authenticity as ChealexMpanza. At 28 years of age, ChealexMpanza has shared stages with various commercial musicians such as Zuluboy, Pro, Red Button, Bucie andZonke just to name a few. To watch him rhyme is to be overcome by eloquence of the event. A quiet acknowledgement is all that is necessary as you witness the rise of an icon to be – yet, as he oozes Mzansihood charisma and Eshowe spunk, the self-described “motivator and inspiration” is all about love, success and life experiences.
He is due to release an EP project titled called The Starters which he worked with various producers such as Bash Boi Beats who produced “That’s what’s up” for Zeus. Beats By Tweezy who produced Run Jozifor AKA and Dom Cole from the U.S of A also contributeto the EP. The first single (Uzwile) from his upcoming EP received a lot of attention. He also won the World best rap award at the Akademia awards with his 1st single(Uzwile) and has even been playlistedat Yfm, VenRapradio,Tru Fm,Jet Radio, RMR radio, Nongoma Fm, Vibes Fm from Nigeria and The Vibe FM from Detroit in U.S.A. He also has been interview on Yfm by Nia brown, on Vow Fm by Fayferrucci, Tshwane Fm by Meaghan Dmac, Thetha Fm by FK and Breeza with #Uzwile and That’s Me being played on the station. His second single titled That’s Me has received a huge wave of success from the public and radio, its debuted on Ujfm award winning Hip Hop show 16 Bars Reloaded one week before its releasing date. ChealexMpanzahas only been in the industry for 14 years and is showing glimpses of having a very good 2016