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Mwewa Choongo Shanzala ,NEW DAWN was born and raised in Ndola. He is the second born in a family of four, two boys and two girls. Raised in a pastor’s home where music was always appreciated, Dawn was encouraged to sing in the choir from the age of 12. It was not easy growing up as a pastor’s son, everybody expected him to behave in a certain holy way. In trying to fit in at school and in the hood he discovered he could rap at a freestyle battle back in high school at Chiwala Boys in Ndola. He then recorded his first song in 2010 from Academics Entertainment in Kitwe which boosted his morale to advance with his musical career. In 2011 Dawn moved to Lusaka and did two singles from 428 Media both produced by Peezy Cables in which one featured newly transformed Christian artist ER’. Late in 2011 he received the baptism of the Holy Ghost, it changed his perception about Christianity, life, music and people completely. Having engaged in secular music earlier under 428, Dawn was finally signed under the label. That same year (2011) Dawn dropped his third single, ’WHY M’I HER’ produced by Eazy and joined a Gospel ministry group called Holy Hip-Hop Community who has being his family ever since. He has now taken it upon himself to make God his number one priority with help of the group who has built him through Bible studies and Testimony sharing. Dawn is currently working on his mixtape. He just finalized shooting a video for his song ‘WHY M’I HER’ which his going to drop later this year and which was produced by NXT Solutions. His also a student at Zambia centre for Accounting Studies where his doing his first semester studying ZICA. “Speak life to your dreams but most of all locate God in them”.

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