The show at Blantyre International University on Friday was meant to be a curtain-raiser for the annual Urban Music Party (UMP), but Dan Lu stepped in the area to make merry and unwind from his musical toilsâ€”and give music fans a bite of his fifth album, So What.
The show was designed for Nde’feyo Entertainment signings â€”Maskal, Piksy, Armstrong and Biriwiri â€”but the dreadlocked uninvited guest performed the unrealised track which gives hope to no-hopers and evokes as much jive as Part of Life does everytime it plays.
The crowd went amok, chorusing ‘so what as the artist sang: “Akuti nyamata uyo amangoyenda pansi, kwawo kulibe galimoto/ Ali ku UK amangolera nkhalamba/Tsikana uyo ngosakongola…”
The audience kept calling for replays until he switched to Mphete from his 2010 album, No Size.
“So What is the title of my upcoming album. Iâ€™m grateful that people were happy to hear it for the first time,” disclosed the artist, who released Shupie in 2004), Amoze in 2006 and Cousin in 2008.
He says it was conceived to brush aside those who waste time badmouthing others friends, instead of pursuing own feats.
He has completed only three: Till Morning Light (featuring Tay Grin) as well as Umbrella and Ndikufuna, which are recorded by Zambia’s foremost producer Ben Blazer.