Veteran musician Billy Kaunda has heaped praise on Christian rapper Suffix, real name Aubrey Ghambi, saying he was going in the right direction with music.
In a rare gesture, Kaunda has collaborated with Suffix in his track ‘Kale’, which has been remade.
The song is in Suffix’s latest album To Whom It May Concern to be released on his birthday this coming Friday.
“Suffix is a friend of Billy Jr and when he told me he wanted to do a song with me, I accepted because I saw great potential in him,” he said.
Kaunda said the collaboration was also part of reaching out to young people and giving them confidence.
“He actually already worked on his part and I just finished my part and he did not change a lot in the song for it to lose its original shape,” he said.
Suffix said, during a listening party at Flood Church in Blantyre on Sunday, that he loves the song, hence making attempts to rework it.
“I am happy to have collaborated with him and his presence gave diversity to the album,” he said.
Suffix has collaborated with other artists in the album including Onesimus, Eli Njuchi, Kelvin Sings, Praise Umali and Zambian artists Mag 44 and Macky 2.
Produced by Blage and Paul Kachala, the album has songs such as ‘Nkhondo Ndi Anansi’, ‘Story’, ‘Neighbour’, ‘Mr Suffie’ and ‘Ngati Dolo’.
Some of the acts who were present during the listening party included Hyphen, Njuchi, Keturah and her manager Pemphero Mphande.