‘Not all musicians can write songs’
Musician Tionge Hango has said Malawian musicians need to change the way they write songs saying not all musicians are songwriters.
The artist, who is currently in United Kingdom pursuing music and business studies at University of Salford in Manchester, said he is also looking forward to sharing music knowledge to fellow musicians in the country.
“We need to critically improve on song writing and composition. The music industry in the country needs to learn that not all musicians can write songs and that not all song writers can sing. Some musicians have to learn to recognise song writers instead of forcing themselves to write,” Hango said.
He said the industry will improve tremendously if musicians learn to buy songs if they were not good at composition.
“This is what is happening in other countries and this is what we have been learning here. Not all great musicians write their music,” Hango said.
One of the renowned artists, who have been writing songs for some of the top musicians in the country, is poet Benedicto Wokoma-atani Malunga.
Hango has two albums to his credit but admits that his debut album was not promoted fully hence he lost out.
“Covid-19 pandemic has disturbed programmes for a lot of musicians. I was supposed to be in the studio recording new songs but I failed due to lockdown. But with the easing of lockdown I should be doing it very soon.
“It so happened that before launching I got a scholarship to study at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts because of the song ‘Tsunami’ which I performed at Lake of Stars Festival,” Hango said.
His second album is Chinyengo which has songs such as ‘Mama Africa’ and ‘Mutuvwa Waka’.
He also has released a number of singles including ‘Mkazi Wakumudzi’, ‘Thyola Mwendo’, ‘Chifukwa cha Iwe’, and ’Koloko’.