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Commitments keep Roy K out of album release

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Gospel singer and guitarist Roy Kwelepeta popularly known as Roy K has said work and studies are keeping him out of releasing his songs.

The musician, who has taken time without releasing new songs, said early this year that he would be launching a new album.

But he said on Sunday that he has more than 50 songs but commitments have kept him out hence he is failing to launch an album.

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“At the moment, people should know that I have more songs which can even make up two to three albums but I cannot manage to launch now because I have little time,” he said.

Roy K famed for the reggae hit ‘Amupeza,’ warmed up the stage alongside Davis Njobvu during a concert at Chrichi Multipurpose Gardens in Chitawira, Blantyre whose main headliners were Patience Namadingo and Faith Mussa.

“It’s been hard for me, some people feel I have stopped music but that’s not true. I am still composing songs and as I said I have more than 50 songs which I just need to launch but I do not have enough time to do that,” he said.

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He said he still performs in church as well as in other places where he is invited and that his performance on Sunday just showed that he was still in the game.

“I still promise Malawians that I will launch a new album although I have plans to go to school this year. But before I go to school I will make sure I hold some performances,” said Roy K.

He said if he doesn’t launch the album, he will make sure that he releases the new songs little by little so that people experience his fresh songs.

The artist also hailed the owner of Chrichi Multipurpose Gardens saying this was a venue convenient for concerts.

“As artists we have been starved of proper venues for concerts but Chrichi Gardens is one of the good venues. It is actually convenient for family entertainment. Malawians need such kind of venues where people can seat down and listen to the songs,” he said.

The owner of Wales Chakukuma has since said that through the place he wants to help develop the creative industry in the country through hosting of special events.

“We have started with Patience Namadingo and Faith Mussa but there is more to come. People should just watch the space, we want to be holding shows that will make history but also satisfy the audience. We want to have shows which will give artists all the time to interact with the audience,” said Chakukuma.

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