100 Kila

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100 Kila
Birth name Yavor Dimitrov Yanakiev
Born (1985-05-16) May 16, 1985 (age 32)
Varna, Bulgaria
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, DJ, actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2003–present
Labels
  • Jabulah
  • Facing The Sun
  • R&B Records
  • Virginia
Associated acts
Website 100kila.cash

Yavor Yanakiev (Bulgarian: Явор Янакиев, born 16 May 1985) better known by his stage name 100 Kila (stylized also as 100KILA)(Bulgarian: 100 Кила), is a Bulgarian rapper, actor, songwriter and entrepreneur from Varna, Bulgaria. His stage name is an acronym of the word 100 kilograms in Bulgarian.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Yanakiev was born and raised in a Romani neighborhood of concentrated poverty in Asparuhovo, Varna. He lived with his parents and brother, until their father left them. In the mid 90s his mother moved to Greece, in hopes of sustaining her family and to encourage Yavor's education. His parents separated when he was 6. Yavor subsequently moved to his grandmother's home in Targovishte where he studied in school until the 8th grade, before eventually dropping out due to absence and low grades.[1]

Career[edit]

In the early 2000s, Yanakiev started his musical career after meeting prominent Bulgarian rapper Big Sha. He was immediately signed to his record label R&B Records and enjoyed several successful years in the label alongside several other artists such as Vanko 1, Konsa, Gumeni Glavi and Loshite. He also achieved great notoriety with the singles "Vav kluba" featuring Consa and "Chiki-Na-Na" by Gumeni Glavi respectively. He also featured on the Big Sha songs "Ritam basov" (Bass rhythm) and "Kukite me debnat" (The cops are onto me).

Yanakiev also participated in the first season of the Bulgarian version of the show The Mole. He also shot 1 episode for the Bulgarian TV Series Domashen Arest(House Arrest) in 2013. In 2015 he joined Sofia Residents in Excess cast for season 9.[2]

On April 9, 2016, 100 Kila released a remix version of the song "Babuli Jabulah" from his 2013 album ZLA10 as a single featuring American rapper Rick Ross.[3]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
BUL
[4]
2013 "Slivenskiat Kashkaval" 40 N/A
"Moeto Radio"
(feat. Magi Djanavarova)
16 ZLA10
"Chujdi Grehove" 33
"Az sam 6" 4
2015 "100 Gaidi" 14 N/A
2016 "Babuli Jabulah"
(feat. Rick Ross)
TBA N/A
2017 "Well Paid" 17 N/A

Albums[edit]

  • По-добре гаден, отколкото гладен (2003)
  • Прехода на Просветения (2009)[5]
  • ZLA10 (2013)[6]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2013 House Arrest Zara's boyfriend Special Guest Star; 1 episode
2013 The Mole Bulgaria Himself
2015–present Sofia Residents in Excess Tsanko Special Guest Star; Season 9

Awards[edit]

359 HipHop Awards

Rapper of the Year (3) - 2012, 2013, 2014

References[edit]