Youthful performer Q-Montana, real name Brighton Gupa, is positioning himself to conquer the region.
Q-Montana who early this year had a successful tour of Zambia is currently in South Africa for a tour exceeding as month.
The tour comes hard on the heels of the release of his fourth album Strings Attached which was launched last month at Rainbow Towers.
Speaking from South Africa last week, Q-Montana said he got an offer to appear in that country soon after the launch.
“After the successful launch of my fourth album, Strings Attached back home we got an offer to tour South Africa the whole of November and part of December. The tour will cover Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town where most of the shows will be in public venues. We will also do a few corporate and private events,” he said.
“I will be performing together with my six-piece band, Untamed, and will also do a few solo acoustic performances.”
He said the tour has assisted him to establish himself as a serious performer in the region.
He is having meetings with big record labels, Sony BMG, Universal and Gallo through his agent to try and have his music produced by the companies.
“I have been pretty busy here since for the past few weeks. I have been recording collaborations at Ekukhanyeni studios in Pretoria with South African singers for my next project called My Mzansi Experience which hits the market early next year. A lot of other things are still on the table with the music labels and some of the artists I will work with. I am really honoured to be doing so many collaborations with top South African singers.”
He said the tour has been an eye-opener for him on a number of aspects.
“I had not realised that I have such a huge fan base and market this side of the Limpopo River. Many people have been asking me to come and perform here and we have come ready to give our best performances. We have performed in South Africa before at festivals, but this is our first time to hold our own shows.”
He has so far performed at private functions and his public shows begin next week in Pretoria.
“I am happy with the tours we have done so far. There are a number of South African fans that are appreciating our music.
“The regional experience has been fantastic.
“I was humbled some time back after being invited to perform for former president of Zambia Dr Kenneth Kaunda on that country’s national broadcaster as a Christmas special for the nation.”
His latest album has collaborations with two Brazilians, Bruno Migliari and Kapella Silva.
It is very encouraging to see how Q-Montana is flying his country’s flag high abroad.