BEYONDMUSIC
Niza Simukonda

ABOUT ME

Niza Simukonda was a Zambian based recording artist whose debut single, and video for Tata Wandi were released in 2018 to much fanfare. Niza, who was born on 20th December 1991, was the son of legendary Zambian musician Ackim Simukonda. The Tata Wandi single, written by James Sakala is a tribute to his late father with a new take on his late dad's swansong Bana Bandi, released 20 years ago. His sophomore single Eco Nkwete, also written by Sakala also debuted in December 2018.

Niza’s past musical exploits include being a voice coach and a music director at a church.

Born and educated in Livingstone, though he briefly lived in Kabwata, Lusaka with his parents in the ’90s, Niza’s dream has been to pursue music. He lost his mother and father early on in life and was raised by his late mothers’ family. His journey has seen him gainfully employed in other fields including a stint once as a chef, for which he received training.
  • Achievement
  • Adventure
  • Authenticity
  • Beauty
  • Challenge
  • Citizenship
  • Community
  • Compassion
  • Competency
  • Contribution
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Determination
  • Fairness
  • Faith
  • Friendships
  • Fun
  • Growth
  • Happiness
  • Honesty
  • Humor
  • Influence
  • Inner harmony
  • Justice
  • Kindness
  • Knowledge
  • Learning
  • Listening
  • Love
  • Loyalty
  • Making a difference
  • Meaningful work
  • Openness
  • Personal fulfilment
  • Pleasure
  • Recognition
  • Reliability
  • Reputation
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Risk-taking
  • Safety
  • Self-respect
  • Self-Respect
  • Service
  • Stability
  • Status
  • Success
  • Teamwork
  • Trustworthiness
  • Vision
  • Wisdom

Cultural background

  • Zambia

PROJECT MUSIC

4:01
Our world is blue
The song “Our world is blue” is a declaration of love to our blue planet. It describes the beauty of our world in wonderful colorful pictures and is nevertheless critical. This song should remind people of the unique but fragile beauty of our world and: The worlds impermanence. We´ll lose our blue planet, our only home, if we will not immediately begin to stop the environmental pollution and the climate change. The song was recorded with 15 musicians from all over the world. “Our world is blue, we never get another”
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  • Pop
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Synthesizer
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Cello
  • Electric guitar
  • Guitar
  • Harp
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Pivana
  • Cameroon
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Zambia
4:01
Nature Has Decided (Nature Has Decided (Niza Simukonda, Rodry-Go, Nolita Golding, Alex WIlson)
It all began when Niza in the city of Lusaka, Zambia reached out to Alex in Erlenbach, a village in Switzerland, via the platform Beyond Music in order to suggest a collaboration. Alex was immediately struck by Niza’s artistic presence and the quality of his voice and they soon started to discuss possible concepts. It being the time of COVID, they decided upon the theme “Nature Has Decided”, recognising that humanity was currently going through an “ego check”, keeping many people at home and restricting their travel, work and personal activities. Niza managed to make it into a studio and recorded a vocal idea with guitar accompaniment, which leapt out of Alex’s studio speakers and the train was set in motion. Colombian vallenato seemed to fit like a glove … vocalist, rapper and percussionist Rodry-Go was brought on board along with impressive Soulful Latin vocalist, Nolita Golding who is based in London and of mixed Tenerife-UK heritage. Suddenly there were lyrics and melodies flying around in three different languages - Bemba, Spanish and English - and after a great deal of creative sweat the track began to come to life! This is a unique collaboration and a direct result of our participation in the Beyond Music platform, for which we are grateful. The connection has now been made, art has been created and who knows where it will take us next! We hope you enjoy the fruits of our endeavours and our statement to the world.
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  • African
  • Latino
  • R&B / Soul
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Piano
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Conga
  • Cowbell
  • Drum set
  • Timbales
  • Colombia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • Zambia
4:19
Masta Luminary Sinaubi Niza Simukonda - Fanya Kazi
When high energies from East Africa come together, prepare to get uplifted to a higher frequency. Niza Simukonda from ZAMBIA dropped some slick vocals, Sinaubi from TANZANIA added a chorus, verse and some hallucinating sounds with his kalimba. Masta Luminary from Kenya sound engineered and made the beat fusing African instruments like Nyatiti, Ngoni and Hotchiku Japanese flute blended with sweet percussions enough to take you to a whole new world. Enjoy
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  • African
  • Percussion
  • Hotchiku
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia
3:45
Lost
Lost is a song about the earth. It basically a conversation between the planet Earth and it Ambassador to the pepole. Encouraging them to take care of the resorces with responsibility
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  • World
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Acoustic bass guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Zambia
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