Gino Brown is back with Kumnandi La
Written by Qello Mapanya on October 14, 2019
Gino Brown is back with a new offering a single titled Kumnandi La! The SAMA and Metro FM nominated DJ, producer and songwriter’s first major hit was “Body Language” which was released in 2012. Body language went on to successfully top charts in South African radio and throughout the African continent, retaining the number spot on MTV Base for four consecutive weeks. “Body Language” was number one on Nigerian radio stations, The Beat FM, Paradise FM and Niger 102 FM and play listed in Ghana on YFM and other radio stations in Uganda. “It was made on the Top 20 in Africa on Trace TV list as well as on and Channel O.
In 2015, Gino Brown was the first South African artist to perform at the prestigious Gidi Culture Fest held in Lagos, Nigeria. The festival is dubbed the biggest beach party in Africa. Gino Brown performed alongside Africa’s such as the legendary Congolese artist Awilo, Burna Boy, Victoria Kimani and Vanessa Mdee.
In 2018, Gino Brown released yet another hit single, “Shay’inumber”. “Shay’iNumber” was the most played song on radio in November 2018 and was nominated for song of the year at the South African Music Awards, after holding the number one spot on Soul Candi’s SA Top 20 list. Gino Brown also provided musical direction to the stage play “A Note to Self” which showed at the Market Theatre in November 2018.
The recent passing of his late younger brother devastated the multi-talented Gino Brown. The music stopped! It was both a time to mourn and to reflect on his life. “My Lil brother was my beam of hope. He was a smart and loving soul. I always thought he was going to be the one handling my finances because he was studying accounting. Today, I celebrate his life. I want to make him proud because to him, I was a big superstar.” Charged with the purpose to show how continuous self-improvement overcomes obstacles, Gino has set his sights on combining the influence of Alex, his home, with the beats of Mzansi and the influence of Africa, to create a uniquely African sound of the future. His His latest single “Kumnandi La” is a tribute to his township and South Africa, his home; a kind of “thank you” for the great times which by far outweigh the sorrows.