Brian Soko


Based in the U.S., Brian Soko is a Zimbabwean songwriter, music composer and producer. He was born in 1991 in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe. Before moving to the U.S., Brian stayed in South Africa. Shortly afterwards, he relocated to the U.S. together with his parents.While in the U.S, he briefly played football before deciding to study sound engineering.

Brian started off as a rapper. He used to sell his beats online. He then switched on to make beats for others whilst he was still in high school. Whilst he was doing his first year at Tampa in Florida, he met Andre Protor and Rasool who were also interested in music. From then onwards, they focused on making RnB and hip-hop beats. His first break together with his friends was in 2012 after the release of Lil Wayne's ‘No Worries’. Soko and his team (The Order) composed and produced Beyonce's ‘Drunk in Love’ in 2013. The Order is a production company based in the U.S. and is made up of Soko, Andre Protor, Rasool Diaz and Kae Lou who met in Trampa in Florida in 2009. The Order has produced songs for the most celebrated hip-hop artists in the U.S such as Beyonce, Rich Gang, Lil Wayne and Drake amongst others.

He also worked on the first compilation album of the group, Rich Gang. He also wrote and produced 100 Favors which features Kendrick Lamar, Birdman and Detail. He has also worked with South African hip-hop artists such as Cassper Nyovest on his song ‘Phumakim’, KO's ‘Mission Statement’ and ‘MaE’ amongst others. He has also worked with U.S. based RnB artist called Tinashe.

In 2014, he launched a media company called Anashe Media Group, a management, marketing and production company focused on the African music sector together with the help of his brothers, Arnold Soko who is a video director and Prince Soko. The company has so far opened up branches in Nigeria with the help of Oladipo Tandoh, Angola, Congo and South Africa. The group has produced videos for Suki Yaki. A number of songs he has produced have won a number of awards. In 2014, Lil Wayne’s ‘No Worries’ won the Most Performed Song category. Beyoncé’s ‘Drunk In Love’ won the Billboard No 1 Hot RnB / hip-hop Song. He also won three awards at the 2014 edition of the Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) RnB / hip-hop Awards for composing Beyonce's song ‘Drunk in Love’.

Some of the songs he has produced include ‘Phumakim’ by Cassper Nyovest, ‘Drunk in Love’ by Beyonce featuring Jay Z, ‘Mission Statement’ by KO, ‘No Worries’ by Lil Wayne, ‘Sgelekeqe’ by DJ Vigilante, ‘Tap Out’ by Rich Gang, ‘Pretend’ by Tinashe, ‘100 Favours’ featuring Kendrick Lamar, Detail and Birdman.

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Brian Soko
Profile added by Ano Shumba on 09 Nov 2015
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