Friday, 3 July 2015

Meet: ELLUPUTO, Mozambique's Multi- Award Winning Music Producer

Geobek Records multi- award winning music producer, Ellputo (real name Etivaldo Victorino) was born on the 8th of July 1988 and began his career in 2001 when he was 11 years old. Besides being a producer, this young mastermind is the founder of one of the most successful production houses in Mozambique, Sameblood Productions that he established in 2003 in partnership with his brother, Mic- B and hip hop artist, Laylizzy.

Ellputo produced his first hit, “Dinomite esta com gang” in 2003 which became the ultimate track that changed the hip hop scenario in Mozambique and his production house, Sameblood Productions is responsible for the biggest hip hop hits in Mozambique and other Portuguese speaking countries. They established one of the best hip hop groups, 360 Degrees and that very same year, he produced a mixtape for old school rap artist, Suky “O Manicomio.”  

The following year (2004), he worked with his old crew, 360 Degrees and produced songs for Dynomite, Bala de Prata and Denny OG among many other artists. In 2005, he produced 360 Degrees’ first album, “Selecção Nacional” which became a classic and also produced Denny OG’s first and second album. Furthermore, he went on to create “Dinheiro Limpo” (Clean Money) with hip hop artist, Lay low, now Laylizzy in 2010.

With his extensive experience in the music industry, he has worked with numerous rap artists and local artists from other countries such as Lizha James, Dama do Bling, Trio Fam, DJ Elex, Young Sixties, Edu, Lay low (now Laylizzy), Hernani, Dice, Blanco, T- Rese, Dabo Boys and Simba to mention a few. International artists that he has worked with include Vui Vui (Angola), Sean Tizzle (Nigeria), Run Town (Nigeria), Uhuru and DJ Mbuso (South Africa). Some of these artists have achieved awards with Ell Puto’s production.

What Ellputo touches turns into gold as he has quite a positive impact and role that he upholds, more especially when it comes to music production and the development of talent (producers and artists). His production house has a great impact in the entertainment and music industry in Mozambique as it has given birth to a number of successful artists, producers and DJs in the country; namely DJ Alvin, New Joint, Hernani da Silva, Carmen Chaquice (who finished second on a music reality TV show) and Laylizzy. They are currently grooming two young artists, Marcus and Fly Beatz.  Bringing such amazing talent to South Africa, Ellputo is now signed as the first music producer at Geobek Records, a record label running under one of the most successful African entertainment companies, Geobek Entertainment.


·         Best Producer at Impulso Show - Rádio Cidade (2009)
·         Best Producer at HipHop Time Show - Rádio Cidade (2010)
·         MMA (Mozambique Music Awards) Nominee for Best Producer
·         Producer of the year @ Impulso Radio Show - Rádio Cidade (2009)
·         Producer of the year @ HipHop Time - Rádio Cidade (2010)

·         Working on tracks for Nigerian and South African artists;
-         Runtown featuring DJ Khaled
-         Runtown featuring Wizkid
-         Sean Tizzle featuring Davido
-         Danny K featuring Banky W
-         Mr 2kay featuring Maleh

·         Set to represent Mozambique at the Coca Cola Studio in Kenya


 Sameblood Ellp


 @ellputo (Ellp vs Beyonce: End of Time remix)

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