By Franco Mwachande, contributor:
After a three-year hiatus, Nyasa Guruz has made a comeback dropping a single titled ‘Elube’.
The group, which made headlines with their 2006 album Nthawi, has returned with a new single following an outcry from the people.
Jones Kwangwani, the group’s band leader also known as Pappa in the musical circles, said their mission was not fulfilled hence their reunion on the new single.
The new single produced by Martin Anjelz delves into the beauty of a woman advising them not to overuse make-ups which have at times ended up destroying their skin.
“We are encouraging women to be proud of their natural skin and avoid destroying it with too much make-up,” Kwangwani said.
In the chorus, the song goes like…
Elube dziwa kuchapa
Elube dziwa kusamba, shawa, bafa…. Nkhani ntaunimu ndiyako Elube
Elube dziwa kuchapa
Elube dziwa kusamba, shawa , bafa… nkhani ntaunimu ndiyako Elube…..
Kwangwani said having been silent for a long time; they were now looking forward to returning to the fold with new songs.
The group however, has a lot more to do since times have changed.
“Now we are back. Apart from promoting this new single, we are working on an Extended Playlist (EP) and anytime this year people will have a taste of the EP,” he said.
In a separate interview, Jimmy Kwangwanji said the group’s transition from boys to men affected their consistency in music, hence their silence.
“We are no longer kids, so the pressure of seeing yourself to be self-reliant made us look into some avenues to survive and we thank God we are able to care for our families by bringing food on the table,” he said.
Kwangwanji said music is their passion but was quick to say that they also need to balance with other things to survive.
“It is no secret that sometimes in Malawi you have the fame but you lack the fortune whilst in other countries you got the fame and fortune all together hence our silence”, Kwangwanji known better known as Jinke, said.
Others members of the group are Fatsani Kalonda (Blak Jak) and Mangaliso Mnyayi (Badde) and who is now in Scotland.
The group came into the music spotlight in 2004 after dropping ‘Mumtima Mwanga’ before releasing Nthawi.