Onesimus sets pace with ‘Solomoni’
South Africa-based musician Onesimus continues to build himself into a force on the global market as his track ‘Solomoni’ is currently enjoying airplay in the Rainbow Nation and other African countries.
The track, which among others condemns gender-based violence, has topped some music charts in South Africa, a move which has excited Onesimus.
“Topping some musical charts in South Africa and other African countries is not an easy feat, it means I am moving in the right direction and what I want is to build myself into a top artist and continue to fly the country’s flag. It is not about Onesimus but Malawi,” he said yesterday.
Onesimus also said he was glad that the track is being used in important events to disseminate the message against gender-based violence.
“We, as artists, are agents of change. We are there not only to do music for entertainment but music which is there to tackle various issues including gender-based violence,” he said.
The artist, who used to do secular before going gospel after turning born again, said he came up with the ‘Solomoni’ song following increased rape and defilement cases in the country.
He said he has received overwhelming support from Malawi and across the African continent as regards his music and that he is determined to build on this success.
Produced by DJ Megi in South Africa, ‘Solomoni’ is Onesimus’ first 2021 release and follows the success of his previous song ‘Panado’.
The music video for ‘Solomoni’ shot in the country is also enjoying airplay.
Onesimus is readying to release a new album later this year.
Onesimus, born Armstrong Kalua, has albums such as Epikaizo released in 2016 and Messenger, which he dropped in 2019.