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Birth name: Harold Kapindu
Rap name: K-Bonnie
Origin: Blantyre, Malawi
Genre: HIP HOP
Active Years: 2006-Present
Associated Acts: Maximum Sentence, Kenny Klips, Dare Devils, Dizzo, MR. C, Young Kay, The Nameless, Desert Eagle, Revolver, Rebel Music, Hyper, Sanie Beats
Website: www.maximumsentence.weebly.com, Facebook: Harold K-bonnie Kapindu Twitter: @IamKBonnie
Harold Kapindu better known by his stage name K-bonnie is a Malawian political, conscious Hip Hop artist. He was born in a small township called Lumbadzi, Lilongwe (the capital city of Malawi) 25 years ago. He started rapping when he was in form 1 while he was attending high school in Lilongwe at Bambino Private Secondary school. Although he was born and raised in Lilongwe, K-bonnie has stayed in Blantyre (his home town as he hails from T/A Kumthembwe’s area in Chileka). He came to Blantyre in 2004 to continue his studies at Joyce Banda Foundation. When he came to Chitawira (a small township in Blantyre), K-bonnie together with McDonald Mcpharoah Liabuba, Kelvin Kel Kenish Tewesa, Richard Knight Priest Mponda, Brian Psalms Sunny, Louis Pledge Mbelwa, Joseph Zig Zero Alufandika and Preston Smitty Bun Simpson Mkwate formed a Rap group called MAXIMUM SENTENCE. He now resides from Lilongwe, area 10.
In 2006, K-bonnie released his first album titled ‘Press Conference’. The album did well because it was one of the first Hip Hop albums to ever been released in Malawi. Press Conference also tackled controversial political issues which also attracted attention from people of all walks of life. It produced hit songs including ‘Hip Hop feat Dare Devilz’ and ’More than 30 years’. In 2008, his group released its first mixtape called ‘Hidden Faces’. The mixtape produced hit songs including ‘U make me feel’ and ‘Story of my life’. Between 2007 and 2008, K-bonnie took a musical break on his solo career when he was working for Star Radio as a DeeJay. In 2009, he released a mixtape called ‘Spiral of Silence’. In 2010, K-bonnie has released a mixtape titled ‘Blind Deaf Dumb’ which features Theo Thomson, The Nameless, Young Kay, Maximum Sentence and Revolver. The mixtape carries the single titled ‘Chinam’balala’. Since the release of his first album in 2006, he has become a mixtape artist concentrating on underground Hip Hop music. His come back EP titled “Sheep and Crocodiles” was released in 2012 and his latest release is “Non Compos Mentis” a compilation album containing some of his previous recordings. K-bonnie has a diploma in Journalism obtained from University of Malawi’s Polytechnic.
Get some of his singles from his Compilation LP below…
STORY OF MY LIFE Ft. M >>> DOWNLOAD
HIP HOP Ft. DARE DEV >>> DOWNLOAD
CHINAM’ BALALA (BONUS) >>> DOWNLOAD