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I will never release an album – Wikise

LIVELY — Wikise sings ‘Chikamphulikire’ at Mkombezi Ground in Chikwawa on Saturday —Picture by Sam Banda Jnr

Musician Wikise, who is trending at the moment with his song ‘Chikamphulikire’, has said he is not a fan of albums and that he does not have any intention of releasing an album.

The artist said in an interview on Saturday on the sidelines of his performance at Mkombezi Ground in Chikwawa during the launch of the ‘Be in Control campaign’, by Population Services International (PSI) and other partners.

The campaign aims at promoting HIV self-testing.

During the event which attracted a huge audience, Wikise shared the stage with other artists such as Skeffa Chimoto and the Real Sounds Band, Lulu and Moses Makawa.

Wikise said he was thankful to God for the talent and that he was happy with the support he was receiving since he released his song ‘Chikamphulikire’.

Better known as ‘Abusa’ because of his song ‘Shabarakatali’, Wikise said ‘Chikamphulukire’s’ overwhelming response by people has motivated him to do more as far as bringing new and quality music was concerned.

“The song has also challenged me that I need to do more if I am to win the hearts of the people. Again, there is need to take your time when releasing songs otherwise I am happy with the progress I have made and God has really opened up doors for me,” Wikise said.

On releasing an album, Wikise, said he was not a fan of albums and that he has no intentions of releasing one.

“I don’t think I will release an album. For now I am only talking singles and I think it will be singles throughout. Let me just say that I will never work on albums,” he said.

He said a lot of work is spent in putting together an album and that in most cases people do not get to listen to some of your songs.

“In most cases you lose out because people concentrate on one particular song and neglect the other songs. They might be good but people will only concentrate on that one hit. So, for me I will just be releasing hits that’s all,” he said.

Wikise said working on singles will make him remain relevant on the market.

The artist has also collaborated with several other acts and that he was looking forward to more.

Wikise’s progress in music has seen him earning more nominations which were released last Saturday in the Urban Music People (UMP) 2019 Blended Edition to be held on December 14 2019 at Crossroads Hotel in Blantyre.

“I never saw this coming but I am thankful for all this and I am also thankful to God for the talent. Getting nominations alone is an achievement and even if I don’t won I will be happy,” he said.

The youthful artist has received three nominations in the categories of Music Video of the Year, Artist of the Year and Song of the Year.

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