Born Robert Chindamba Banda, on 17th December in Chipata, Roberto is the last born in a family of nine. Hailing from a musical family, both parents being active musicians, Roberto picked up his musical interests at a tender age. He and elder brother DAVID BANDA also known as GENERAL OZZY are the only professional artists in the family.
Roberto, recorded his first song in Johannesburg, South Africa at a studio owned by Boom Shaka member Junior Sokela.
Roberto went on to produce a Hip Hop compilation called THE TAKE OFF, which featured artists from across the African continent in 2004.
In 2007, Roberto offloaded a song titled Operator, which launched his road to stardom, the song was an instant hit, and this was followed by the release of the self-titled album ROBERTO. 2009 saw the release of his 2nd album titled AKASUBA, which produced hits SAVE OUR LOVE, DON’T SAY YOU DO, and AKASUBA. The 2012 album MY NAME IS… is still rated as Roberto’s most successful album, boasting a record 5 number 1 songs, LOVE YOU MORE, CHAWAMA, SALAULA, GOOD WOMAN, KAWALALA.
Roberto went on to release his monster hit single, AMARULAH which later was title track of his 4th album, the latest 5th studio album is SUPERSTAR. A nick name given to Roberto by his late sister.
The album sees the international break through, with a whopping 4 international features, those being Patoranking (Nigeria), Mohombi (Belgium), Dammy Krane (Nigeria) Vanessa Ndee (Tanzania) Brathahood Crew & Jay Rox (Zambia)
2013 Zambia Music Awards / Best Male Vocalist – Nomination
2013 Zambia Music Awards / Best Male Contemp album – Nomination
2013 Zambia Music Awards / Song of the Year – Nomination
2014 Zambia Music Awards / Best Song writer – Winner
2014 Zambia Music Awards / Best R&B Album – Winner
2014 Afrimma Awards / Song of the Year – Nomination
2015 Zambia Music Awards / Best Male Comtemp Artist – Nomination
2015 Born ‘n’ Bred Awards / Best Zed Representative – Winner
2016 Zambia Music Awards / Best Male Vocalist – Nomination
2016 Zambia Music Awards / Song of the Year – Winner
2016 Namibia Music Awards / Pan African Artist of the Year – Winner
2016 Afrimma / Best Male Artist Southern Africa – Nomination
2016 CBC Music Awards / Best International Rep – Winner
2017 Kwacha Music Awards / Best International Rep – Winner
2017 Afrimma / Best Male Artist Southern Africa – Nomination
2018 HiPipo Music Awards / Best Song Southern Africa – Winner