Pastor Nick Chakwera has put together songs stemming from his Ring of Truth programme known as Nyimbo Za Chitsotsombetso Volume One to be launched this Saturday at ICA Sheaffer Marquee in Lilongwe.
The free entry launch is part of celebrating Ring of Truth programme 10th anniversary with Asabu and The Gentiles set to spice up the event.
Chakwera, who is a husband to renowned gospel musician Rudo and son to the country’s President, said the 10-track album was recorded live at Sound Addicts Studio in Area 47 in Lilongwe.
“It is a reggae genre album which is enjoyable and danceable. The content and message of the songs is in line with the content and message of the radio programme that I started 10 years ago on Channel for All Nations (CAN) radio and television. The focus of the programme is to teach Christians to defend their Christian faith,” he said.
Chakwera said the three-hour live phone in programme gives a chance to people to ask questions pertaining to the bible.
“On the 10th anniversary of this programme, I decided to put some of our dominant themes for the last 10 years into songs as a gift to listeners to crystallize our interactive chats. So, the songs deal with topics such as the existence of God, why God allows evil, whether we came from monkey like creatures or not, whether the resurrection of Jesus is myth or truth etc,” he said.
Chakwera said he does not consider himself a singer but rather an instrumentalist but he had to sing in this project to take full responsibility of the message.
“This is why it is called Nyimbo Za Chitsotsombetso Volume One. We shall continue to contend (Kutsotsombetsa) for the way, the truth and the life,” he said.
He said as a musician and a son of a Pentecostal pastor, one becomes an instrumentalist almost automatically.
“I have written and recorded songs before with our youth group and praise team. But for this project, my wife has really encouraged me to go for it. I have dismissed for some years but she persisted and so, this occasion seemed a good fit for it,” Chakwera said.