Overton Chimombo speaks on absence

CHIMOMBO—I am yet to approach them

Veteran musician Overton Chimombo has said he has not run out of steam to continue with his music exploits, stating that his absence from the entertainment circles is because he has been busy with other projects.

Chimombo, who has also played a key role in doing soundtracks for some of Shemu Joyah’s films such as Seasons of a Life, admitted that some veteran musicians have found it tough to come out with their songs following the vibrancy of young artists.

“I cannot dump music because this is a special gift God gave me and it is a talent that made a name for me. It is just that I have been busy working on other projects that kept me away from music,” Chimombo said.


He added that despite being out of the limelight, he has been composing and writing songs and that soon he will be going to the studio.

“When the songs are ready for the market, everything will be public. People should just watch out,” he said.

Hes however, said that the songs which he is working on are different from his previous albums as he was now concentrating on gospel music.


The veteran artist also said he is targeting collaborating with the current crop of artists but he could not disclose their names.

“I am yet to approach them but it is important especially in music development because working with them would mean learning from me as a veteran and me learning from them as young people,” he said.

Some veteran artists have also come out to work with young artists and they include Bucci, who featured legendary Wyndham Chechamba.

In 2017, the artist was involved in the A4AY project run by Active Youth Initiative for Social Enhancement in partnership with Mibawa.

“There is progress in music but we have also not done well. For instance, we have done well at the moment where we have seen a very good crop of vocalists coming out but on instrumentation, there is a gap,” Chimombo said.

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