The saying ‘a prophet is not respected at home’ continues to echo in Malawi as more local talent continues to gain recognition in continental and international showbiz industry.
The latest case being the signing of Malawian producer Benito ‘Gemini Major’ Kamoto to Family Tree label which is owned by South African award-winning rapper Cassper Nyovest.
“I was signed on June 14 2015, which also happened to be my birthday. That was the day when Cassper made the announcement. I am humbled and looking forward to making good music with my new team,” said Gemini Major in an interview on Saturday.
The new Family Tree member, who also contributed to Cassper Nyovest’s Refiloe album as a featured artist and producer, further disclosed that he is currently working on his new album, whose details will be announced later.
Asked to share his thoughts on the Malawian hip-hop industry, Gemini Major noted: “I have been out of the Malawian industry for a while, but I definitely would like to be part of building it up internationally, I am hoping to build a bridge between Malawian industry and South African industry.”
According to Gemini Major’s recent Instagram and Twitter posts, it is believed that the Family Tree team is working on new material to be released later this year.
“I will be dropping a new single and video in collaboration with a Nigerian dancehall artist. It’s a big name, but I can’t disclose at the moment. I am also working on a new project with Malawi’s Sonye,” he disclosed.
Born on June 14 1990, Gemini Major grew up in Kabula, Blantyre. He attended Joyce Banda Foundation Secondary School before leaving for South Africa in 2009.