Like father like son; musician Billy Kaunda’ son, Brian, has released a 10-track-album tilted Ndikafikila Kuti.
The 19-year-old Kaunda says he has gone into music just for the love of the industry and not to take advantage of his father’s fame.
“I have not done it because of my father. I’m a musician on my own. I just love music. I’m not even into music for the love of money. My dad provides everything for me. I sing because I feel good whenever I sing,” he told CHILL in a telephone interview on Monday.
Listening to his music, the style has not completely departed from his father’s because four of his songs follow his father’s style of local reggae and tradition.
“I have also done some local R&B in songs such as Ndikupepesa and Mkazi Wanga,” he said.
The title track of his album, Ndikafikila Kuti, is a narrative which questions where one’s spirit will go if one commits suicide as a scapegoat to life’s hurdles.
His songs, Imfa Tisiye, Moyo ndi wovuta, Usazanene, Kuyimba lokoma, Usinthe, Pempho langa and Cholinga Changa, were recorded at BK studio by Robert Nero.
was recorded at Low-Budget studio by GD, and Mkazi Wanga was recorded at Pro-Sounds by Felix Mtokoma.
Kaunda is a student at Malawi College of Accountancy (MCA) in Lilongwe.
Easter entertainment in pictures
The past long weekend wound into the start of the week Monday and we couldn’t have managed to show our readers pictures from the exciting activities that took place all weekend long. Since it was Easter weekend gospel shows took centre stage. Our photojournalists captured the following pictures for your pleasure.