AMERICAN R&B vocal group Boyz II Men are set to grace the fourth edition of the Stanbic Music Festival later this year.
“This year, Boyz II Men, best known for their emotional ballads and acappella harmonies throughout their 20-year history, are expected to pull huge crowds, not only from Zambia, but also from neighbouring countries in the region,” Stanbic Bank stated.
It stated that its music festival had continued with the tradition of attracting international entertainers of acclaim.
In 2016, the festival hosted award-winning UK-based pop-reggae band UB40. It has previously hosted renowned acts including Hugh Masekela, Oliver M’tukudzi, Mi Casa, Earl Klugh and Zonke as well as a host of top local artistes.
Formerly a quartet that included bass singer Michael McCary, they are currently a trio composed of baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman.
McCary left the group in 2003 due to health and personal issues.
Boyz II Men gained international success during the early 1990s.
The group redefined popular R&B and continue to create timeless hits that appeal to fans across all generations.
Their road to success began, ironically, with the release of the number one single “End of the Road” in 1992, which reached the top of charts worldwide.
The Stanbic Music Festival has on two occasions been held at the Misty Jazz Restaurant at Levy Mall, and at the Lusaka Polo Club last year.