Just months after releasing a single featuring Jamaica’s Sizzla Kalonji, South Africa-based Malawian reggae artist Born Afrikan is back with a new song.
This time around, he has written and produced a song titled Mama Africa featuring Grammy winners, Morgan Heritage. The song is expected to be released next month.
In an interview, the artist described the project as a milestone in his music journey, saying it will connect him to another international platform and create new music markets.
“Only music can connect you with anyone. When you do collaborations with someone, you are embedding your music in that person’s market and their fans are likely to love you as well,” he explained.
The song was recorded at the Morgan Heritage Mobile Studio while they were on tour.
“I came up with the title, the beat and wrote the chorus which is sung by Peetah Morgan though he changed it a bit. The mixing was done in Jamaica at Tabbath Production recording studio and Mastered in USA at Miami Tapes, Miami Florida.
“The song is praising, appreciating Mama Africa. It also appreciates its beauty and encourages its children to not give up and soldier on for whatever they desire it can be achieved. Our forefathers are an example of great achievements of African people and heritage,” he said.
While there are no plans at this stage for a tour with the song, the artist is optimistic that they perform it together at some stage.
The song will be released independently by Nubian House Productions, a subsidiary company of Born Afrikan Productions.
It will first be available online and selected shops will sell CDs.
A member of Morgan Heritage, Mojo Morgan has since urged fans to be on the lookout for the hit while asking Malawians to support the arts.
“This reggae song is about the beauty of Africa and how much this land and its people historically have to offer the rest of the world. Born Afrikan got in touch with us about performing in Malawi and we loved his vibe when we met. After reasoning for a while about the different Bantu languages and life across the continent, that led to this song being recorded before we performed in Malawi.
“Malawi should be proud of their son Born Afrikan. He’s proven that he’s not just an event coordinator but also a strong record producer and artist with a vision. We love you all and your country very much! Jah bless,” said Mojo in a separate interview.