Clementina Mulenga was born on 14 June 1989. She is the third out of a family of 5 with two brothers and two sisters. Cleo’s love for hip hop began when she was six years old. She began her singing career when she was 11 years old at that age, her passion for the entertainment industry began. From Cleo’s own words she says that she wanted to be behind the microphone from the time she was 4 years old. Cleo used to perform at her own parties starting with her 4th birthday. Cleo had her first studio experience while at Banani International School where the school principal built a recording studio at the school. At the age of 16, Cleo recorded and released her first single Hands Up.
Cleo started her music career in 2011 and the following year she released a single titled “Big Dreams” which featured JK. It was a nationwide hit. Cleo was then featured in Khuli Chana’s official “Tswa Daar” song remix which also featured Ice Prince, Maggz, Navio, AKA and Reason. Cleo’s debut album was released in December 2016 titled Geminice.
Which has 14 songs and theme of the album is inspired by her Gemini star sign. One part of the album has seven sentimental and lyrical songs, while the other seven songs are fun-loving and upbeat, with party anthems like the Urban Hype featured “Turn Up”, “Addicted” and “Autobahn”.
Cleo released another single in December 2016 titled “Soldier” produced by Kekero, a melodic side of rap. In the song, she talks about the appreciation of an African man and this was Cleo’s inspiration. All women have that one Soldier in their lives be it fathers, brothers, spouses, nephews and this song is one way or another dedicated to them.
n 2013 Cleo was represented Zambia during the eighth season of the Big Brother Africa reality television series, produced by Endemol for M-Net which began on 26 May 2013, running for 91 days and ending on 25 August 2013. Cleo was in the house for 91 days she came out as the runner-up from Dillish who won 2013’s The Chase season. In 2015 SuperSport Launched a football magazine show called Bola Yapa Zed focusing only on Zambian football and Cleo was chosen to be the presenter.
On 22 September 2016 Cleo was the first Zambian artist to be picked for Season 2 of Coke Studio, a music television series in Africa where artists are given the opportunity to create something new and exciting, Cleo the lady of rap, together with the lady of house music, Bucie teamed up with super producer Mr Kamera, singer-songwriter, Les-Ego and master sound engineer, Wilson. The song, “Simunye” (“We are one”) was a massive hit, talking about African royalty, unity and oneness with a touch of Cleo’s Zambian tongue, Nyanja and a touch of South African native tongue, Xhosa. This song shows how music has no language barriers.
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