Uber Roberto is a Zambian singer, songwriter and producer. He comes from a family whose background is rich in music. He entered the music scene as a rapper and later became a singer after being inspired by Usher’s hit song ‘My Way’. His experience as a musician prompted when he stayed in South Africa for a period of time. Whilst in South Africa, he wrote songs for and worked with well-known South African artists such as Boom Shaka, Thebe and Buso, just to name a few.

The experience propelled his confidence and career to the next level and led him to join forces with Explosive who at the time had regular features on Channel ‘O’. This gave him the opportunity to write and produce his first track titled ‘Chest to Chest’ which paved him the way to the African Music scene.

On his return to Zambia, he released his debut self-titled album in his native tongue. The album featured hits such as ‘Operator’, ‘Mtima Wako’, ‘Inkama Shandi’ and ‘Ulimbe’ featuring Ozzy.

Later in 2008, he released his sophomore album titled ‘Akasuba’. The album had shown new light to the Zambian RnB music scene with songs like ‘Don’t Say You Do’, ‘These Words’, ‘Nikutasha’, ‘Save Our Love’, ‘Bengi’ and 2009 award winning song of the year ‘Akasuba’ titled after the album.

In 2010, he collaborated with Ugandan artist Toniks and together they formed a group called UZ47. Since the joint venture, UZ47 has since been anticipated as one of the finest duos to emerge out of Africa. With songs like ‘Swag Meter’ and ‘Be With You’, they have set a new standard for the African music industry and are only just getting warmed up. In July 2012, he released his third and international crossover album titled ‘My Name Is’. On 13 February 2012, he released his first single taken from his ‘Osanisiya So’ album. ‘Osanisiya So’ is a funky edgy forbidden-love song sung in English with a splash of Nyanja (Zambian language). With this single, he offers listeners a different taste to Afro-RnB.

ZMLusaka, Zambia


Uber Roberto
Profile added by Ano Shumba on 09 Dec 2015