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I am done with all my secular songs—Gwamba

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Hip hop artist Duncan Zgambo better known as Gwamba has said that he is done with all his secular songs and that he will never perform them again.

The rapper announced recently that he had stopped performing secular having turned born again and that he is now into gospel music.

“I will never play my previous songs, I am done with them and now I am talking about singing for the Lord,” he said on Tuesday.

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He said his shifting to performing gospel music is not about changing music but rather it is him who has received Jesus Christ and would thus want to serve Him.

The artist, who was voted Artist of the Year during the 2015 Urban Music Party held in Blantyre which saw some quarters protesting, has since released a gospel single titled ‘Better.’

He has recorded the song in Blantyre and that its music video was released on Sunday.

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“I am thankful for the support I have received from people since the song was released and now the music video is ready as well,” said Gwamba.

The song according to Gwamba, had over 65000 downloads in five days and about 10,000 YouTube views in less than 48 hours

Asked as to when he will start appearing in gospel shows, Gwamba said he was not ready for gospel shows in the country for now as he wants to concentrate on doing music.

“I am concentrating on music for now and international shows so it’s not yet time for me to start performing in gospel shows,” said the ‘Bola Kusache’ creator.

Gwamba described the song ‘Better’ as a song of hope saying “we should always look to God for everything.”

He could not commit himself to say whether the release of the single is an announcement that he is working on a gospel album.

“This is just a single and I am not talking about an album yet, once I am ready people will know,” said Gwamba.

He also said that his shifting to gospel does not mean that he has stopped playing hip hop music.

“I am still the same as far as hip hop music is concerned and that is what people should know and I am still using the same producers I have been working with in my previous projects,” said the youthful artist.

The artist also said that he will not change his name now that he is playing gospel music.

Gwamba, who said he was still based in the country, last year launched his second secular album titled Chako Si Changa. His first album was titled Kudutsa Pakhoma.

Gwamba also prides in winning the 2013 Malawi Music Awards rebranded to Music Malawi Awards in the Hip Hop category.

Meanwhile another youthful South Africa-based singer Onesimus real name Armstrong Kalua, who also moved from secular to gospel, is expected to start his Africa tour later this month.

His tour starts in Botswana on February 29, 2016.

Onesimus has released an album titled Epikaizo Volume 2 which features among others the hit ‘Miracle Money.’

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