South Africa-based musician Daviano Tembo is out with new songs ‘Missing Towera’ and ‘Wabwino’.
The two songs are off his debut album Tsiku Lina which the musician is set to release later this year.
Tembo has dropped the new songs after being out of the limelight having released some songs in 2007.
The artist who is into afro fusion with an element of salsa, said he wants to show the best of music from Malawi but also Africa.
“Music is food for my soul and so its been some time since I started doing it. In 2007 I released an album but it did not do well on the market and I did not do the necessary ground work to have it accessed by people. This is why I am still talking about a debut album now,” he said.
Tembo was born in Mzuzu but grew up in Lilongwe where he started music at the age of 15.
“I am happy that I have not rushed my music. I started actually with playing drums and then I shifted to the guitar,” he said.
He described himself as a complete artist in that he plays instruments and that he has gained a lot of experience over the years playing with a number of bands as a drummer.
“The support that I have received so far since the release of the two songs is massive. The market is tough now and with piracy there is need to play is with caution,” Tembo said.
He also called on people to support musicians by buying their original music and avoid piracy.
“It costs so much to put together songs and then the album. Things have even become tougher with piracy. People just share songs and that leads to musicians not getting anything and yet music is also a business. So, it is a call to people out there, support us by buying original works and not pirated copies,” Tembo said.
With artists struggling in the absence of live performances due to Covid -19 pandemic, Tembo, said musicians are now only relying on selling music.
“I urge fellow musicians to utilise different online platforms to sell their music. It is a challenge at the moment but we have to keep pushing and at the same time engage our fans to embrace buying songs online,” he said.
Meanwhile Tembo has indicated that his eight-track album will be ready on the market by December this year.