After attracting interest with the song ‘Panado’ last year, which took a swipe at people who are jealous of others’ successes, South Africa-based artist Onesimus has resurfaced with his first 2021 track titled ‘Solomoni’.
The song, produced by DJ Megi in South Africa, was released on Monday.
The artist said the song has been distributed to all major online streaming platforms as well as local and international radio stations.
He said he is happy to drop his first release in 2021 as he looks ahead to releasing his upcoming album later this year.
Having tackled the issue of jealousy in his ‘Panado’ song released in October last year, Onesimus has this time moved in to talk about gender-based violence (GBV).
Cases of GBV have been on a rise in the country forcing women and other human rights players to march on the streets to call for the government to take action.
Onesimus said recently that as a gospel musician he is using the African platform to preach, among others, peace, unity, togetherness and oneness and that in, ‘Solomoni’, he wants men to respect women, show them love and not mistreat them.
He said that he makes music for everyone and thanked Malawians and people all over the world for support his music.
“I am where I am because of them and, again, I would like to thank God for the talent,” Onesimus, said recently.
Born Armstrong Kalua, Onesimus who used to star in secular before he turned born again to do gospel music, is signed to Muthaland Entertainment.
The musician is in the country shooting a couple of music videos, including for the new track ‘Solomoni’, whose shoot started in Blantyre last Sunday.
As he prepares visuals for ‘Solomoni’, whose release date will be announced in a couple of weeks, Onesimus will this week put out the official music video for ‘Panado’, both directed and edited by South Africa’s Da Mos.