Realising the good work that graphic designers do to craft artworks for among others, musicians, rapper Gwamba has decided to recognise their work and support them by creating a competition.
“Are you a graphic designer? You know someone? Tag them… make an artwork ‘Gwamba’ True Independence’. Winner gets K100,000 for the artwork, plus he or she will work on all my artworks this year,” Gwamba said on his Facebook page.
The competition comes barely a week after the musician announced his new album True Independence which will drop on July 6 which also happens to be the country’s Independence Day.
“This is just one way of supporting fellow artists and designers are crucial. They create artworks for us and so I decided to promote them. I will post their artworks on my page and people will be voting,” Gwamba said Monday.
The award winning hip hop artist, who made headlines with his live concert held at Mzuzu Stadium in November last year which pulled a massive audience, said recently that True Independence is his most defining project.
“I am feeling like this is the most defining, the most important album because with the first ones I was trying to settle etc, but now, this is my most important production,” Gwamba, real name Duncan Zgambo, said.
Following the announcement of the new album on his Facebook page, several people welcomed the project with some describing the artwork as deep and thought provoking.
In the artwork, Gwamba is lying down in chains while carrying a bible surrounded by a man looking like a chief flanked by three ladies with one carrying a flag of Malawi.
Asked to shed more light on the album, the ‘Better’ creator said more details about True Independence would be kept secret for now until people listen to the songs for themselves.
Some of the renowned artists that have made it in True Independence produced by among others, BFB, Henwood and Tricky Beatz include Quest, Kell Kay and Charisma.