Icy Lando’s story is one of trial, hard work and always having belief in yourself..
Icy Lando (real name, Victor Buyuka) is a 26 year old rapper, singer and producer from just outside Nairobi, Kenya. Growing up in one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods in his country. He later joined his high school choir, becoming an active member of the annualKenyan MusicFestivals, a competition for high school choirs. Icy soon became the lead vocalist in the Kenyan Boys Choir, fronting his local group towards victory in the competition.
It was then, that the groups profile began to take off in a big way. The group became the countries most successful ever musical group, and gained international attention on being invited to perform at the inauguration of US President Barack Obama, in 2009. Soon after, the group was offered a recording deal with Universal Music Group in the UK, and released “Spirit of Africa” with the label giants, reaching No.21 in the UK Album Charts.
Now though, he’s looking to take on a different challenge. Working with UK Producers N Geezy and Fliptunes – He’s shared the sultry, hook-driven banger “On A Regular”. On the new track he states
“On A Regular is a sexy, feel good type of song. I love to have fun and i want to portray that in my music. I want when people listen to me, to just forget about their daily troubles and have fun. Life is too short. Also having to work with an artist from a different country brings a different style to the track”
Want the latest music news, opinions and reviews?Subscribe to the GIGsoup newsletter today
Explore the latest music from the comfort of your own inbox