Reggae gospel musician Jay Jay Kutsokwe has rebranded to Jay Bishop.
The artist, who recently launched his long-awaited album Redeemer at Robin’s Park in Blantyre which attracted low patronage, said his change of name is all about ministering the word of God through music as well as continuing with his father’s mission.
“My father died a Bishop; he was a man of God who spent his time serving God. He gave me his name for a reason. I had no idea I would be a gospel musician, hence changing my name.
“I realise that God wants me to continue doing His work and my father’s work,” he said.
Jay Bishop, who moved from secular to gospel music having turned born again, said he would have loved to attract good patronage during his launch but he was satisfied with the attendance he got.
“The best thing was to take a step and I am happy I made that step. I learnt a lot in terms of preparations. You need to prepare well if you are to be successful,” the husky-voiced musician said.
He said he also needed to market the launch in all platforms including social media, which is vital in this modern world.
“This is just the beginning; I am looking at another launch in Lilongwe after the rainy season and then probably in Mzuzu, resources permitting,” he said.
Redeemer was recorded at Chileka in Blantyre by OBK through his OBK Beats Records.
Some of the songs in the album include ‘Protector’, ‘Ndi Ndani Kodi’, ‘Dzanja la Yehova’, ‘Muli Chimwemwe’ and ‘Child of God’.
Jay Bishop in December last year crafted two tracks ‘God is Good’ and ‘Hallelujah’ which features Shammah Vocalz and Hyphen.
The artist has since said he is planning to record a new album this year.