UK Hip Hop artist Baliva released his lively new single ‘On A Mission’ feat. Juliyaa on 10th July 2012. The track is a Soulful Hiphop production from US producer Tony Stone, who’s contributed to many of today’s Christian rappers.
‘On A Mission’ is a bold expression of Baliva’s call as rapper to share the gospel message through his life and music. His comeback single after four years marks the beginning of a new season for Baliva, building towards a third album project in 2013.
“Baliva is a man seriously concerned with the Gospel more than letting the world shape his mind. Expect good hip hop that screams of the worth of Jesus!” – Tony Stone
?Baliva is a Hip-Hop artist, writer, and speaker based in London, UK. He was born in Harare, Zimbabwe where he spent his High School days in an RnB/Rap group. The group were received National Airplay for their first single ‘Love Is Magic’ in 2000 which led to many shows in Zimbabwe’s capital city. Baliva moved to London in 2001 where he spent his time studying media production and pursuing a life-long ambition to be a Hip-Hop star.
Although making progress, he soon became numb and disillusioned by the business saying he felt “empty and hollow inside despite having outward success.” After meeting pastor Brandon Munoz from Freedomhouse Church in Camden and attending several church meetings in Northampton, Baliva became a Christian in 2005.
He was encouraged to use his Rap skills to spread the Gospel, which led to him choosing the stage name Baliva. Baliva has been featured on several Mix-Tapes and albums over the years but is best known for his solo Hip-Hop Gospel album ‘Sunrise’ released in 2008.
Between 2009 and 2011, Baliva produced and presented a monthly Christian Hip-Hop podcast radio show called ‘The Baliva Music Show’, which focused on proclaiming the Gospel through Hip-Hop music and culture.
At the moment, Baliva is working on new music scheduled for release in 2012 under his newly formed record label. Baliva’s passion is to spread the fame of Jesus Christ.