With a passion for music, a Mzuzu-based music professional, who is also a social worker, Hughes Chinkhuntha, has established Bima Musiq whose objective is to promote talented artists, especially from the North, to realise their dreams in music, dance and poetry.
In an interview, Chinkhuntha said he was inspired by the talent the region has in art, which has for a long time been lacking support to produce export quality material. He said Bima Musiq will be signing and promoting artists.
“There have been some efforts towards that direction in the North, but lack of proper planning and organisation has rendered such efforts unsuccessful. This is why we have started on a humble note to have a proper direction and gain more experience.
“For a start, we have signed one very talented young man who is not very new in the music industry as he has produced an album on his own before. He used to be called Akafish Milingo Luhanga, but now under Bima Musiq he will just be Akafish,” he said.
According to Chinkhuntha, the launch will take place on April 28 at Sunbird Mzuzu Hotel where established musicians such as secular-turned-gospel musician Mlaka Maliro, Kelvin Shema, Peter Sambo, Masudi Khonje and Uncle Layi of the Amati Andikawe will also perform.
“We will also be organising frequent music shows in the city, something that has been lacking in Mzuzu,” he said.