Youthful artist DNA real name Daniel Kaliwo on Sunday showed potential when he performed at Chrichi Gardens in Chitawira, Blantyre.
The show marked the launch of DNA’s latest album Mizizi which includes the hit Mukandipepesele.
The artist jumped on stage late soon after the not-so-huge audience had enjoyed the performance of Piksy of the Angozo fame with his Langwani Movement Band.
With many of the urban artists restricting themselves to playing using CDs with DJs supporting them on the decks, it was a different story for DNA, who was backed by Langwani Movement.
Throughout his set, the artist was composed and performed a couple of songs from his Mizizi album which kept the audience on the dance floor.
However, it was the hit Mukandipepesele which dominated the proceedings and had the audience singing along.
DNA’s 12-track album was recorded at Matrix Records and apart from Mukandipepesele which put the artist in the limelight; other songs are Napepe, Changa Si Icho, Kamodzi, Bwenzi La Liuma, Anafera Mmbuyo and Promise to Marry.
“I am happy to have successfully launched the album. I am here to stay and there a lot that people should expect from me. I am in music not by chance but it’s an inborn talent and I am utilising this God given talent,” he said.
DNA said from Blantyre, he will be launching the album in Lilongwe and Mzuzu and that with resources permitting he is also targeting a countrywide tour.
Several other artists among them Saint and Blaze also spiced up the launch which saw musician Blak Jak impressing with his act.
Just as he has done in his outings, Blak Jak real name Fatsani Kalonda gave people a surprise package when he invited different artists to the stage to briefly perform with them and they included Delano and Sir Patricks.
He then went on to rekindle memories when he invited some of the members of Nyasa Guruz to perform together.
The audience enjoyed the set as they dished out songs such as Tumpale.
“I am pushing the members to revive Nyasa Guruz and I am happy that people are responding positively and all I can say is that I will continue doing this,” Blak Jak said.
He also hailed DNA for the show adding that he was going the right direction and that he is talented.
The show went on until late with Dan Lu and his Rockers Band closing the chapter.
Dan Lu dished out several songs including Sweet Banana which he collaborated with Nigerian star Kcee.
The artist also took advantage of the platform to announce to the audience of his Sweet Banana song launch at Lilongwe Golf Club on November 6.
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