A music video for the track titled ‘Mbuye Ali Likiliki’ by Lilongwe-based Chiyanjano Women’s Choir has trended on social media.
The track has been the subject of discussion on social media with many people sharing it while the words ‘Likiliki’ are being used to connect different issues and scenarios.
The group’s name was not well-known but their music video has put them in the limelight on social media.
The song talks about God being on a mission searching for His shepherds.
The track has excited people taking into consideration that the women have moved in swiftly to show their rare rap skills. Rap is associated with urban music.
But the women, have made a statement that they can attempt any genre in gospel music.
“It is a simple message, God wants you and me to work for him and refrain from bad deeds,” the group’s choir mistress Coletter Master said.
Master said the group started in 2013 and that they have three albums to their credit.
“‘Ambuye Ali Likiliki’ is not a new song, we debuted with the album titled Ambuye Ali Likiliki before dropping our second album titled Pamsasa and now our third is also titled Ambuye Ali Likiliki Volume 2,” Master said.
She said they decided to revisit the title track of the first album and then do it differently.
“The song in the first album is different in the way we have done it in the third album. In the third album, we thought of using different styles and this is all about trying to fit into the modern world and win the hearts of all people including youths,” Master said.
She said, despite being a women’s choir, they do things differently and that the idea is also to attract girls to take part in music ministry.
“We take ourselves as girls and this is why our presentation in our songs appeals to everyone,” Master said.
Based at Area 25 Pentecostal Church in Lilongwe, one of the members who did the rap magic in the song is Anne Sululu Mwale, who works for Kanengo Puma.
“We never saw this coming. We were just doing our business in ministering the word of God and it was not a challenge at all for me rapping. We are motivated with the support we are receiving,” Sululu Mwale said.
She said people should enjoy the song and get the message.
“The message is clear, God is looking for His shepherd, He is searching for your name, what will you do when your name is not there? It will be a shame for you and me not to be found on the list and yet we used to go to church every day,” she said.
The album was recorded by Ziwe Chibwana whereas Limbani Sayidi has worked on the music videos.
“We are currently finalising music videos for the album and our target is to launch it,” she said.