Marco Sadik breaks silence
Musician Marco Sadik famed for the hit ‘Linda,’ has said he has settled in Kenya for now because there are no well paying job opportunities for qualified audio engineers in the country at the moment.
The hoarse voiced musician is in Kenya having finished his music studies at SAE Institute in, Amsterdam, Netherlands last year.
“Having finished my two year studies at SAE Institute graduating with a BA (Hons) in Audio Engineering which is offered by Middlesex University in United Kingdom I am now settled in Kenya and it’s now time to set up a studio and work,” he said.
The dreadlocked artist observed that in Kenya the industry is growing big everyday with companies that have state of the art sound systems.
“I will be here for now but I will definitely come back home to start up my own events company in the near future. By the way I will be in Malawi next month performing at Chameleon bar on June 27,” said Marco.
Marco is back in the limelight with a new single titled ‘Amafuna Chikondi,’ which he says has a strong Zouk rhythm.
“The song was produced by Shunkyz and recorded at OnWard Studios in Nairobi, Kenya. I am actually working on a new album which should be ready in September this year,” he said.
Marco said the time spent overseas has given him much time to reflect on and provide new inspiration for his current material.
“I am ready for the industry now having acquired the right skills and people should brace for the single ‘Amafuna Chikondi,’ from my pending third album Nsanje,” he said.
He also revealed that he will strive to connect Kenyan artists with fellow artists in Malawi so that they work on collaborations.
“If we are to grow our music then we also have to look at collaborations, at the moment Kenya is one of the countries which is flying when it comes to music and so if we can work on collaborations this would mean coming out as well,” said Marco.
He also called on Copyright Society of Malawi (Cosoma) and Musicians Union of Malawi (Mum) to take up the issue of caller tunes and rectify the anomalies so that musicians benefit from them.
Marco’s outcry also follows complaints from other artists who have also said they are not benefiting anything from the caller tunes despite their songs being used.
The artist last year also came to the limelight when he complained on the issue of caller tunes which he noted were not benefiting musicians.
Marco released his debut album Umodzi in 2007 before his second Zanga in 2011.
He later released singles ‘Hizo ni Zao’ produced by Kenya producer RKay, followed by ‘Samalani Chikondi’ produced by Pro Pee and ‘Zonse ndi Nthawi’ both recorded in 2013 in Amsterdam and produced by Lesley Romano.
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