Is it the resurgence of Stix? Or it is the same ‘new’ David Kalilani who rebranded from Jerome aka Stix after committing himself to God?
These are some of the questions some quarters are asking with the recent release of Osaopa.
David’s new release featuring BlackFlame is a scathing song that has left no stone unturned on Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG).
He has made several of unprintable allegations that have catapulted the song to fame as it has become one of the hottest sought after singles on social media.
Music followers who have listened to it give mixed views.
Some applaud Kalilani, who is also a youth pastor intern at Word Alive Ministries, for a good production, arrangement, lyrics and delivery.
However, others fault him for washing the prophet’s “dirty” linen in public.
In an interview, Kalilani said: “I am not doing interviews because I believe the song is self explanatory.”
Bushiri spokesperson Kelvin Sulugwe played down the accusations, saying: “Should we be responding to babies? There is no issue here. I am only hearing baby cry and I can’t give my opinion over a baby’s opinion.”
Recently, Kalilani announced of his new movement called Nyambo Music where he calls himself “a rapper who is not a rapper”.
The movement departs from the usual ‘holy hip hop’ to a kind of music that ministers to lukewarm Christians and fellow rappers.
Possibly, Osaopa is falling within that frame where some critics observe that he has assumed the role of God to name and shame all wolves in sheep’s clothing.
Surely, this is beginning of more to come as Kalilani, who was part of the pioneering hip hop group in the country The Real Elements, promises for Osaopa Part II.
Since turning gospel, his other albums include Spirit Filled Spit Kickaz Volume 1 (2007), Spirit Filled Spit Kickaz Volume 2 (2009), The Lost Tapes (2012) and the recent Exodus the Preview.