Profile's & Biography

Bobby East I BiographY I Career I Age I lifestyle I Music



Bobby East was born in Lusaka as Robert Chunga on December 17, 1984. He is 36 years old, is a Zambian rapper and businessman.


In 2014, Bobby was reported to be dating a young lady by the name Ruth Mukanga. However, their relationship did not last and they were once arrested for distributing for distributing pornographic materials. Always making headlines for his music and personal life, things became very personal for Bobby in 2018, when he welcomed his first child. Bobby introduced his son to his social media followers with a caption that would make any heart melt: ‘My biggest hit of 2018.’


Bobby East made a splash on the Zambian hip hop scene in 2010, with the release of his first single Mafyompables.
Since then he has released hit after hit, collaborating with the biggest names in the Zambian music industry, including Slapdee and Koby.
He released the songs Hate Mail, Ku Matero, Stopilla Sunzu and Dangerous to fan-mania, and after the release of Paloma announced he was taking a break from the industry to pursue his studies.
The break didn’t last long, with Bobby East collaborating with other Zambian artists and releasing new music, including Heaven featuring Winston Moyo and the music video for M.L.A.M.
Bobby East Awards & Nominations
Signed to Slapdee’s record label XYZ Entertainment, Bobby East’s debut album B.EAST made such an impact on the industry, it won the Best Hip Hop Album at the 2015 Zambian Music Awards.In 2018, his career was cemented with four wins at the Kwacha Music Awards, including Best Artist for the Lusaka province, Best Hip Hop Song, his collaboration with Nez Long for Best Collaboration and Song of the Year for For A Long Time with Slapdee. In the same year, the record label he is signed to XYZ Entertainment also made history when they won nine awards at the Zambia Music Awards in a single night.Along with label-mates Slapdee and Starch, Bobby East won three awards on the evening of the glittering ceremony.
Bobby East Controversy
In 2014 Bobby East made headlines for all the wrong reasons. He and his girlfriend Ruth Mukanga, a student at the time, were fined K8,500 each. The couple pleaded not guilty, but a Lusaka magistrates court found them guilty for making a sex video, which ended up going viral.
The judge who presided over the case wasn’t satisfied with their apology and deemed punishment necessary. And if the couple didn’t pay their fine, a nine-month prison sentence was most likely.At a performance months after this verdict, Bobby East was very apologetic to his fans, and it seems this scandal was good for his career as the music kept on coming much to his fans delight. It’s a well-known fact that one doesn’t become successful and reach the top of the game without a few haters having a few things to say. After growing up in the same area and a few musical collaborations, there’s no love lost between Bobby East and fellow rapper Smaq – and it started with Smaq’s comments on Bobby’s debut album B.EAST.


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