Blantyre-based youthful musician El Genesys, real name Edgar M’baluku, has embarked on the drive of raising fees for fellow under-priviledged students through sale of his newly released album A Boy From Bangwe.
The artist said he has struggled to be where he is today and that it had to take someone to help him support his education.
M’baluku said there were several under-priviledged youths who were struggling to further their education because of lack of fees.
“I do not have enough but, as a young person, I know the challenges that fellow young people from needy families are facing. My album A Boy from Bangwe has the key message of love and hope and that is why I decided to use it to generate something and help wherever possible,” he said.
The artist, who yesterday managed to raise enough to pay school fees for two students at Nguludi Secondary School in Chiradzulu District, has also taken to social media to appeal to people to buy the album.
“I am selling the album via Whatsapp at the moment and then, after reaching my target, I will drop it for free,” M’baluku said.
The rapper, who has been in the music scene for some time now, said he is targeting to support close to 10 students for three terms at a cost of K300,000.
“My target is to use my platform as a creative to tackle vices that affect our societies and contribute to national development. So far, I have managed to raise tuition fees for two students for the whole academic year and I want to reach out to many. Fees are K10,000 per term,” M’baluku said.
He described his 14-track collection, in which he has featured other artists, as unique and that he has tackled issues that some artists neglect in their music.
“I worked hard putting this album together and it is an improvement from my 2019 debut project Luso Langa which did not do well on the market. The beauty with A Boy from Bangwe is that I have fused in traditional elements and the songs are original,” M’baluku said.
Some of the tracks in the album include ‘Dolo’, featuring Mellz, ‘Mwamveka’, ‘Ndabwera ndi Nkhani’ and ‘Ngati Usasiye’.
“I just want to call upon people to support their own,” he said.