Youthful musician Patience Namadingo has soared since he released his single titled ‘Msati Mseke.’
The song continues to enjoy airplay in the local radio stations and its music video has also impressed many although others have had their reservations on its content.
Namadingo has said he wants to help change the face of music in the country and that he is now focused on music which has a Malawian identity.
“As I said, we can only excel in music and do well even on the international market when we do music that is Malawian, music which has an identity.”
“We have musicians in the country who I am proud of and have inspired me but now as young people we need to help them out,” said Namadingo.
Having shown his focus through the ‘Msati Mseke,’ single and ‘Macheza,’ which was released recently, Namadingo is now ready to drop an album titled Lero.
“I am so grateful with the support which I have received from people since I dropped ‘Msati Mseke,’ and again I am happy with the response the other single ‘Macheza,’ has received. In three days ‘Macheza,’ got over 7,000 downloads,” said the singer and guitarist.
Namadingo will launch the album on November 28 at Comesa Hall in Blantyre supported by Faith Mussa before invading Capital Hotel in Lilongwe the following day.
“CDs will be sold during the launch at K2,500,” he said.
With two singles already on the market which are part of the Lero album, Namadingo said the other songs people should look forward to include ‘Simusintha,’ ‘Mawu,’ ‘Ndili Mwana,’ ‘Ndilembeni,’ and ‘I Wanna Be.’
“This album is a coin with two faces, there are a lot of issues which I am talking about but the most important thing is that this is proudly Malawian hence the sound therein is related and the songs are all from one family,” he said.
Namadingo said he will launch the album supported by Faith Mussa only because he is an inspiration to him.
“Faith has greatly inspired me to follow my roots and so I could not skip him on the launch. People have watched shows but this will be different, we will start at 7:30pm and finish at 11:30pm. Faith will start then I will finish,” said the singer and guitarist.
The launch in Blantyre and Lilongwe is powered by Active A Records.
Lero is a 10-track album which has been recorded at Active A Records in Blantyre by Amos Mlolowah.
Namadingo also revealed that he has formed his own three member band which includes him, drummer Mlolowah and lead guitarist Collen Ali.
According to the musician, the band is expected to leave for South Africa today for a couple of performances and will be back on Tuesday.
Namadingo also hinted that he is working on a remix of ‘Msati Mseke,’ which he wants to work with reggae group Black Missionaries.
The musicians’ previous albums include Goshen which he released in 2007 and Tili Ndi Yesu released in 2010.
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