Chileka reggae group Black Missionaries Monday released four singles and two music videos as they set out to drop Kuimba 12 later this year.
The songs that the group has released, produced by Amos Mlolowah, are ‘Praise’, ‘Za Mdziko’, ‘Ndikanapanda’ and ‘Timponye’.
“The mission continues, we have worked very hard to put things together and we hope people will love the songs. The songs basically are looking at the world and highlight issues of love, challenges we are going through and also praising God,” the group’s leader Anjiru Fumulani said Monday.
He also said they were open to constructive criticism but urged people to take time to listen to messages in the songs.
“We are thankful to our producer Amos Mlolowah. He has done a good job, we have worked with him starting with Kuimba 10, Kuimba 11 and now we are talking about Kuimba 12,” Anjiru said.
In ‘Praise’, which hails Haile Selassie, Chizondi has led with his husky voice.
“This song, Erik Paliani played the lead and he has also done so in some of the songs making Kuimba 12,” he said.
In the track ‘Za Mdziko’, which talks about the challenges people are going through including the hard times with Covid, Anjiru and Chizondi have teamed up to lead.
“In the other three songs, AB Malinga has played the lead guitar. This just tells you that we were very serious in what we were doing,” Anjiru said.
Just as they have done in their previous Kuimba outings in not skipping love songs, ‘Tikanapanda’ is a love song that highlights challenges facing relationships and marriages these days.
In ‘Timponye’, the group looks at people in top positions who fail to appreciate talents of others especially their subordinates.
Of the four audio songs, the group decided to work on videos for ‘Praise’ and ‘Ndikanapanda’.
“More videos will come out but, for now, we thought we should go with the two. We have worked with HD Plus led by Sukez on these two videos,” Anjiru said.
He said yesterday that they were still continuing with the mission started by their founder Evison Matafale and others such as Musamude Fumulani.
“We are where we are today because of the support we get from people,” he said.