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Skeffa’s father drops single

FLASHBACK—Skeffa (left) introducing his father during one of the shows

Skeffa Chimoto is one of the top artists in the country and has impressed many with his music as well as live performances.

But Skeffa seems to have inherited the talent from his parents, who in their heydays were also active musicians although they did not rise to the top just like their son.

And just to show that all what his children were doing now was part of them, Skeffa’s father has released a single titled ‘Nyengo’ which also tackles Covid-19 pandemic.

He sings with his own mature voice in ‘Nyengo’ which is in English is ‘Time’.

Mlongoti sings in the song that “there is need to look up to God and hold on to Him” otherwise there were more challenges.

He also talks about the other diseases that the world has encountered in the past years and that “we have gone through” and that it will be the same with coronavirus.

While Skeffa has also dropped his own song on the pandemic, his father, Alson Mlongoti has also decided to add to a catalogue of several Covid-19 songs that have come out.

Mlongoti said yesterday he used to sing in the past and that he also used to play home-made guitars and that his dropping of a single was to show that he used to be a musician.

Recorded at his son’s studio by Apex, Mlongoti, said he was looking for the right time to do it and that it was now.

“In fact I have started working on an album which I hope to finalise this year but we are still far with the process,” he said.

Mlongoti said the song ‘Nyengo’ has been released looking at the situation.

“This is the right time to release it because it talks about what is happening now,” he said.

Mlongoti said he was happy with what Skeffa has achieved through music.

“Music is a talent and at the same time it is work and so I urge my son to strive to do the best. There are also his other siblings, who are also doing well in music but they need to learn from Skeffa,” he said.

Now in his 60s, Mlongoti, said Skeffa has played a very big responsibility in taking care of his other siblings.

“We take him as the first born but the first born was a girl, who passed on. Now there are eight of them,” he said.

Any chance to see a collabo between him and his son?

“I would love it if that opportunity comes but for now let’s leave things as they are,” he said.

Skeffa said Monday he was happy that his father had done a song.

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