By Sam Banda Jnr:
Faith Mussa has released a single titled ‘Oyera’, A collaboration with Nigerian artist MistarPush.
Faith said Thursday they wrote the reggae song, which was released on Wednesday, together.
“If you listen to the song carefully, you will hear four languages Chichewa, English and a Nigerian language. We actually decided to do this to connect these two cultures,” Faith said.
The singer and guitarist said he met MistarPush when he came to back Nigerian reggae artist Buchi.
“We connected. He is a great guy, happy guy, very positive minded and we just had to become friends,” he said.Advertisement
Faith said Foster Suka better known as Foxxy of Don Foxxy Productions in Chirimba, Blantyre produced the song.
“I played the guitars in Lilongwe and recorded my vocals in my bedroom. Then I sent the beat to Lagos, Nigeria where MistarPush added his lines. There was actually back and forth sharing of material,” he said.
He described the Nigerian artist as an excellent reggae artist.
“I am a novice in this genre. So we drilled each other, from the verses to the chorus. It was an amazing experience. Later on we sent the song back to Malawi, Blantyre to Jabay Nkhwazi who mixed and mastered it to get the final track,” Faith said.
He described the song as powerful and that it will be present in two albums.
“It is in ‘Mdidi’, and will also appear in MistarPush’s upcoming album. This is just the beginning. In August we are releasing the video shot in Nigeria and Malawi,” he said.
The artist is also expected to collaborate with South African artist Benjamin Dube and the project will be done in July.
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