Blantyre-based artist Khuza Rampi will this Saturday take his artwork to New Village House in Blantyre where top of it all will be a double launch of his album titled Nyimbo.
The launch will see Rampi who prides in sharing a stage with late Evison Matafale coming face to face with other musicians including Katelele Ching’oma, veteran Giddes Chalamanda, Prince Yasin Jenala, Sid Muyaya and Matusa.
His album Nyimbo was recorded at Ralph Records by Blessings Munyonga and has 10 songs.
Rampi said he decided to launch a double because of the response he has received from the people.
“The response on the songs in my second album has been overwhelming.
This is why I decided to go for a double. I just want to call upon people to come in large numbers to experience my live performance. It is even a good platform as we have a variety of musicians on board,” he said.
Some of the songs people are expected to sample in his album include ‘Chidebe,’ ‘Sikusinja ndi Gwenembe,’ ‘Musakadye Nokha,’ and ‘Kunchezo.’
“Actually the DVD has bonus tracks including ‘Ukadadziwa Siukadatero,’ which I featured Khozie Masimbe and this songs is in my previous album. I will perform live with Super Boys Band and we have been having massive rehearsals,” said the artist.
Rampi seems to be taking his art seriously as having started with music; he has also expanded his ground and today also owns Atland Painters and Decorators which among others produces paper necklaces.
He admits that his debut album Nzafe Nzawole? did not do well on the market but he attributes this to poor promotion.
“ I took my time working on these songs and I have loved composing them and I am hopeful that people will also love the songs and enjoy the message therein,” said Khuza revealing that the songs are currently enjoying airplay in some of the local radio stations.
With the music industry flooded by many upcoming musicians, Rampi says he is ready with his new album which saw him being in the studio for close to six months.
“I am not stopping here, we will have more shows and actually I am looking at going for a countrywide tour with funds permitting,” said Rampi who had a stint with Zomba based group Freedom Band.
Currently working for Sunbird Mount Soche in Blantyre as a painter and decorator, the artist did painting and decoration at Soche Technical College.
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