Genii Blakk talks music
After three years of complete silence, the country’s South Africa-based musician Genii Blakk is out of the limelight with fresh music.
The artist said having already released music from a 2016 album that topped charts in the country and featured on Cape Town TV and MTV base’s line up for new up and coming rising African stars, Genii Blakk has released another album titled The Music Man.
Genii Blakk released the 17-track album on April 17 2020 and it includes bonus tracks and features renowned names in the country’s musical landscape such as Hazel Mak, Nepman, Sonye, Daredevilz, Pop Dogg, Temwah and DMG.
The Direct Muzik Group Chief Executive Officer, who is currently based in Cape Town, South Africa, said he is looking forward to the best with the album.
He indicated that in South Africa, he has had time to work on material with some of South Africa’s finest artists, producers and film makers from SAE Film Institute as well as building a worldwide network of music distribution with companies in United States of America (USA) among others.
“It is happening and we are building something great as far as music is concerned. I am happy to work with players such as Distrokid and Ahzu Direct to bridge the gap between local and international publication for my label as well as putting Malawi on the map with videos such as ‘Size Ya Ntauni’,” Genii Blakk said.
Some of the works he has released so far and can be accessed online include ‘One Love Africa’, ‘And It Starts’.
Despite the rainbow nation being on lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic, Genii Blakk, said he has been constantly touring around South Africa and doing performances to promote his music.
The artist was expected to start his promo tour this month but he has postponed it due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Born Dan Giovanni Mkwezalamba, Genii Blakk, who is also a producer, said his music displays a message of passion in pursuit of happiness towards unearthed projects.
“People with passion can change the world and everyday great ideas come about but later on get ignored
and slept on because of the mentality that most of them are locally produced,” he said.
The artist said music is made by real people whose dreams are to soar to greater heights and top many charts across the world.
“My energy is everything that my mind needs to build a legacy for my people and to open doors for many others to shine on the international scene straight outta Africa. In other-words the music speaks better as expressed,” he said.
Some of the songs which are in his The Music Man collection include ‘And It Stars’, ‘Nyimbo’, ‘They Like Us’, ‘Good Time’, and ‘Eya’.