Christopher Baloyi (born 13 May 1985), known as Unqle Chriz (pronounced uncle~chris), is a South African R&B, Gospel and hip hop recording artist.
Christopher started singing at 15, in churches, first with his cousins and then solo. One of his songs was nominated for the 2008 ML FM Awards. In 2009, Unqle Chriz changed his stage name from Chris B, to avoid confusion with Chris Brown. Kelvin K Chill Harris (Who was the A&R of Krazy Swag Ent), eventually signed Unqle Chriz, but the contract was terminated before Unqle Chriz could release an album. In 2013, Unqle Chriz released his debut EP, Butterflies. In December 2014, Unqle Chriz was one of Cassper Nyovest’s opening acts at Europa, Sunnyside, Pretoria. On 2014 December 6, he released a hit single, “Limpopo so beautiful” on iTunes. On 3 April 2015, it was announced that Unqle Chriz was nominated for the F.A.M.E SA Awards.
Unqle Chriz has just dropped a video “9-5” on youtube. The song was co-written for Blu Soul Media by American songwriter Richard Kelly. The video was directed for LI Media by Solly Makofane.
9-5 is an R&B , mid-tempo slow jam that features beats and minor influences of funk and pop music, reminiscent of Marvin Gaye’s 1982 song “Sexual Healing “. The production of the song infuses elements of new school R&B with elements of ’80s pop, and was produced by Unqle Chriz.
The song has so far been playlisted on Power FM, Alex FM, Lotus FM and Munghana Lonene FM.
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/qOnN4q7z3Bk