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Reintroducing – PAPITO HOCKEN’S “THE ZAMBIAN FALLY IPUPA”
Papito Muyaya Nkashana professionally known as Papito Hocken’s was born on the 29th of June in the
80’s. He is the first born in a family of 8; 6 boys and 2 girls. He is a Congolese (DRC) refugee as well as a
music artist residing in Zambia.
Papito Hocken’s was previously known as Bingo Fantazia until he rebranded himself. He started his
music career in 2009 in Lusaka at James Chamagnazi Studio. Thereafter, he was under the wings of GSound and in 2012, Jericho Banda also known as Jerry Fingers from Flat Line Studio became his new
manager. Their professional relationship is built around respect and understanding in line with their
Launched in the Zambian music industry, Papito chose to use Bingo Fantazia as his stage name and
released an album titled “Crazy Love” in 2014. From the album was the hit record dubbed “Ireen Crazy
Love”. Crazy Love featured top notch Zambian artists like SlapDee, Afunika, B1, Tyce, Tbwoy, the late P.J,
ZaYellow Man, Red Linso, etcetera. In 2015, He decided to shift genres from ‘Dunka’ music to Rhumba
which he calls “the Rhumbanization music of all ages”. With his switch came along his rebranding as an
artiste and he changed his stage name to his real name Papito which means Grandfather, as he was
named after his grandfather. He also took his grandfather’s first name Hocken’s and from Bingo Fantazia
he was called Papito Hocken’s.
In his new type of music, Papito is trying to mix up other sounds with Rhumba music from Congo DR. He
is using different languages like English, Sawhali, French, Lingala, Gnanza, Bemba and Tshiluba so as to
have a massive audience of listeners. Currently, he is cooking up a new album tagged “Rhumbanisation”
in the studio which is scheduled to be released in March, 2021. Three tracks from the album will be
release by the end of this year, to show his melomans the color of his new type of music.
If you would like to know more about Papito Hocken’s, follow him via the following social handles:
Email: [email protected]