A member of Bantu Khamuladzi, which made headlines in the past with tracks such as ‘Africa’, Wandumi Mwakisulu said on Friday that the group is still there despite not being active.
He said the group is ready to release a new album later this year and that they have started the process.
Mwakisulu, who is into video production and has been involved in editing Spouses and Workmates on Times Television and Mdyangu Comedy, said he is working on his own album to come out soon.
He recently released a track ‘Ndikubwera’ which has been enjoying airplay in some of the local radio stations.
“We are all involved in projects and this has kept us busy. Wachipeta, for instance, has been working on his projects and I am doing the same. So we are free to work on our different projects but when it comes to Bantu Khamuladzi then we will always do things together,” Mwakisulu said.
He said there was tremendous progress registered in the music industry with so many studios on the ground but he was quick to challenge fellow artists not to lose their identity by copying from outside.
“We need not lose our identity. We have got beautiful African music that, when done well, will surely help us do better on the market. Let us utilise our traditional elements that tell of our identity as Malawians and as Africans,” Mwakisulu said.
He said he was making progress in his upcoming album and that he could have been way ahead by now but has been partly affected by Covid.