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Biography of Mr. Bow
Salvador Pedro Maiaze, popularly known as Mr. Bow or even Bawito, was born on 30 April 1982 in Manjacaze district of Gaza province. Son of Pedro Maiaze and Roda Langa, Mr. Bow is a father of five daughters. He draws inspiration from his parents as it was they who encouraged him to chase after his dreams by discovering that he had an enormous passion for art, more specifically music.
The passion for music started at a young age, let’s say as soon as the musician started talking. Bawito began to take his first steps in the music world in the contests of his neighborhood, contests that were held in clubs, R. Kelly, Back Street Boys, Tyrese and Joe were the musicians in which Mr. Bow was inspired by during the competitions.
Salvador Maiaze was also part of various hip-hop groups, at the time he was known as Mc Bow. Mr. Bow left his homeland for Xai-Xai in 1999 for the purpose of working and studying. He then traveled to the Mozambican capital (Maputo) in 2001, where he was going to visit his relatives and eventually settled.
In Maputo, Mr. Bow radically changed from “hip-hop” to “R&B” “Soul” and “Zouk”. The song entitled “Leicha” was the one that gained prominence at the time. In 2008, he launched his first album titled “My Dream”, in which he received recognition from the media and the public. The album “Meu sonho” deserved a lot of praise, earning in this way, the title of one of the best albums of 2008.
A year later, he released his second album titled “Kota de Familia”, this title, which served as a nickname for Mr. Bow himself until the days that run, thanks to his success.
The album “Kota de familia” according to Mr. Bow helped to revolutionise marrabenta altogether, taking the idea that only “imbondeiros” can be considered kings of marrabenta, after having won the title of best album in the top.
In the Mozambican music contest, “Ngoma Mozambique 2011-2012” he was featured in the most popular music category and the award for best light music in MMA. It should be noted that the prizes mentioned above were collected with the song “Nitati dlaya”.
In 2012 he released the album with the title “Sinal de Victória”, which was also a real success, with songs like Laurinda and Sign of Victory.The album “Best of Me” released in 2013. This album led Mr. Bow to win once again the Mozambican music contest, “Ngoma Mozambique 2013-2014 “in the most popular music categories with the theme” Bawito “.The songs Male ya Matchangana and Bawito are today an anthem and most requested on the dance floors.Mr. Bow has already taken part in many major events, but only those that have scored the most: FDC (project campaigns); FACIM (opening of the annual fair); Municipal Council (festivals and anniversary of our cities); Mcel and Vodacom- (activations); US Embassy (AIDS and Hunger Campaigns); Banco de Moçambique (project launch parties); Orphanages (visits and lectures on HIV-AIDS prevention and care methods) and MTN (South African festival on the sponsorship of mobile phone company MTN).Today, Mr. Bow is the owner and general manager of the advertising, marketing and service agency Bawito.
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