Smacks Kaira visits Tanzania for lessons
Musician Smacks Kaira, famed for songs such as ‘Kodo’, in which he collaborated with Leslie is back from Tanzania where he, engaged fellow artists and media houses for partnerships and connections.
The artist said Thursday that he is dreaming big as far as raising the profile of his music is concerned and that now he is looking at penetrating the international platform.
“I am happy with the one month tour I made in Tanzania. It was a fruitful trip where I was able to learn a lot through interactions with musicians, producers and media houses. As Malawi, we are doing well in music but there are things that we need to up our game on,” Smacks said.
He said he decided to make a trip to Tanzania because it has, of late, done well in as far as raising its music on the international stage is concerned.
“I have learned about how musicians promote their music here and I have also been able to link up with artists. I also got to visit some top studios where, resources permitting, I want to record songs at,” Smacks said.
He described 2022 as a great year for him in his music and that he is hoping for the best of 2023.
“Music is a very big business in Tanzania and this is what we also need to create in Malawi.
“There is massive talent but we still lag behind when it comes to running music as a business. Companies invest a lot in the create sector and it is my wish that the corporate world in Malawi also realises that the industry is huge,” Smacks said.
His visit to Tanzania also saw him engaging some media houses to sell his music concepts.
“I have had interviews with media houses such as Lokomatv and Vimbamediatz and, for me, this is just the beginning. I am looking at sourcing funds to travel to other countries just to sell Malawi and my music,” Smacks said.
The youthful artist is yet to drop an album but last year released his debut Extended Playlist (EP) titled Smacks Diary.
“I am about to release my first single for 2023 titled ‘Beautiful’ in which I am featuring Elly Da Bway from Tanzania,” he said.