C4 Pedro is one of the most influential musicians of the new generation of Angolan music. He is a versatile, excellent interpreter, composer, guitarist and producer who has won several awards and recognition for his talent. He is also known as “The Gentleman” for his elegant and refined style.
C4 Pedro was born in Luanda on 7 July 1983, as Pedro Lisboa Santos. He is the son of the singer Lisboa Santos, who inspired him to pursue music. He grew up in Belgium, where he started his music career with the group Brother Lisboa Santos alongside his brother Lil Saint. After 10 years, he returned to Angola to launch his solo career.
Some of his most popular songs include “Ãltimo Poeta”, “Vamos Ficar Por Aqui”, “Bo Tem Mel”, “Spetxa One” and “African Beauty”. He has collaborated with artists such as Anselmo Ralph, Nelson Freitas, Big Nelo and David Carreira. He has also performed in several countries such as Portugal, France, Switzerland, Mozambique and Cape Verde.
C4 Pedro has received many awards and nominations for his work, such as:
2011 â Best Interpreter
2013 â Best Interpreter, Best Album (B4 Los compadres), Best Show (B4 Los compadres), Best Group (B4 Los compadres)
2015 – Palop Music Stars 2015: ‘Singer of the Year’, ‘Kizomba of the Year’, ‘Best Choreography in videoclip live’
2016 – Afrimma Best Male Central Africa, MTV Base Best Lusophone
2017 – International Merit (AMA), Afrimma Best Male Central Africa, Afrimma Best Lusophone, Afrimma Best Crossing Boundaries
C4 Pedro is a passionate and dedicated artist who aims to spread his music and culture around the world. He is also a humble and generous person who supports social causes and helps young talents. He is a true gentleman of Angolan music.
C4 Pedro’s music style is mainly influenced by kizomba, a genre of dance and music that originated in Angola. Kizomba is characterized by a slow and sensual rhythm that blends elements of zouk, semba and other African genres. C4 Pedro is considered one of the pioneers and innovators of kizomba, as he has introduced new sounds and influences to the genre, such as R&B, pop and electronic music.
Some of his videos that showcase his music style and talent are:
“Ãltimo Poeta” – A romantic and poetic song that features a saxophone solo and a beautiful actress as his love interest. The video was directed by Jihad Kahwajy and has over 4 million views on YouTube.
“Vamos Ficar Por Aqui” – A catchy and upbeat song that invites his partner to stay with him and enjoy the moment. The video was filmed in Lisbon and has over 38 million views on YouTube.
“African Beauty” – A song that celebrates the beauty and diversity of African women. The video features several models from different countries and has over 21 million views on YouTube.
C4 Pedro is always working on new projects and collaborations to expand his musical horizons. Some of his upcoming projects are:
A new album titled “The Gentleman”, which will be released in 2023. The album will feature songs in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish, as well as collaborations with artists such as Wizkid, Maluma, J Balvin and Rita Ora.
A world tour that will start in 2023 and will visit countries such as Brazil, Canada, Australia, Japan and South Africa.
A documentary that will tell his life story and his journey in music. The documentary will be produced by Netflix and will be available in 2024.