FULL NAMES: Kachanana Danhil Simate
STAGE NAME: Kachanana
Music Genre: Afro Pop/soul
Record Label: Slum Dunk Records
Education: BA Degree in Mass Communication
Certificate in International Relations and Diplomacy
Life Goal: to be the artist of choice to represent Zambia and Africa on all international fora.
Character – a very lively, outspoken and engaging personality with a strong passion for the Arts.
2007 started with Afro soul music with a hit song Niza chita bwanji. She followed that up with DANCE HIT Woman’s Paradise,Freedom Africa, Mulati waka and more which became a national hit song before she joined ZNBC as a producer and presenter.
In 2009, she joined a new Entertainment Channel – TV2 and dedicated her efforts to promote the Zambian arts and Artist’s social responsibility.
She created,produced and hosted a popular music show “3.7 Blaze” that showcases the latest talent in music whilst also giving the audience a chance to watch their favourite videos FROM 2010 -2012. In mid 2012 she moved to ZNBC’s National channel and in December launched Kachy’s Brew, a popular show casting the spotlight wider onto other arts and entertainment.
2014 is Kachanana’s Re-entry into the music scene. Her offering is a sexy afro-centric album preceeded by a house song “Ndipita” the song has already hit the charts getting a number 1 slot on local channels.
Comes from a family of four brothers and grew up a tomboy to an extent that people could not tell she was girl unless she was in a school uniform. Only found the “lady” in her in secondary school when she was shipped to a girls boarding school to “learn to be a girl”. Father died in 2012.
Current Youth Ambassador for the United States Embassy in Zambia
Voice of Pepsi – Zambia
Youth Ambassador Youth Environment Network Zambia