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Blantyre-based musician Kesia Kamphata has starred in different events where she has showed the best of her potential as regards music.

Some of the places she has performed include Kwa Haraba Art Gallery and Café in Blantyre during Wednesday’s poetry gatherings spearheaded by Vilipanganga Poetry Movement.

Kamphata said she has always been passionate about music and that she does not regret falling in love with the art.

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“It gives me all that chance to talk about my story, talk about the things I see, speak for the voiceless and most of all express myself,” she said.

She still recalls a moment when she performed at La Caverna in Blantyre during a creative symposium where she was among the acts in the music category with fashion another art discipline on the menu.

“It was a special moment to perform at a different event but I loved it and the support I received was massive. I am thankful to God for all this talent,” she said.

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On November 29 2019, the musician officially premiered her new single titled ‘African love’.

The song according to her is on all streaming platforms.

“The song is basically a single about the beauty of deep African love. It is an afro song,” Kamphata said.

The artist describes herself as not only and singer and songwriter but also an activist and that she uses music to tackle various issues to help bring about change.

The only girl in a family of five children, Kamphata officially started singing in 2016 when she was influenced by her friends to go record her first track ‘Where Do You Go’.

Kamphata attended tertiary education at University of Livingstonia in the Northern Region where she focused on human rights.

“This is what paved my path in music. I decided I would do meaningful music in order to help my community,” she said.

The artist is yet to put on the market her own album but she is satisfied with the progress she has made so far.

“Music is something you feel, so for now, I have managed to work on seven songs but the journey is all but going for the production of an album. Every musician longs to put together an album and that is what I am doing now,” he said.

Kamphata said she was planning to release an acoustic album next year.

Some of the songs she has worked on so far include ‘Where Do You Go’, ‘Keep on Loving You’, ‘Let Go’, ‘Udekhe’, and ‘Kukhala Mzimayi’.

She said she was concentrating on the acoustic album because she does not only want to sing to entertain people but to also communicate and catch people’s attention.

“An acoustic feel is the only emotional way I connect with people,” Kamphata said.

The musician said music to her was huge and that it was a language.

“You don’t have to understand the words, you just understand the sound. It is a way of healing for me and a way to do what God put me on earth for,” Kamphata said.

She said she was comfortable with acoustic because it offers her a chance to do acoustic freestyles in order to communicate with the audience.

“In a way, its poetry, I am so into poetry. So, I guess that is why I like that,” she said.

Kamphata hails from Dedza District in the Central Region.

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