Gospel hip hop musician David Kalilani is taking his music ministry further afield after impressing and collaborating with top Zambian artists during a recent tour of the country.
The musician, who returns home this week, told On the Arts that he is in Zambia for a performance but he has taken the opportunity to record some new music.
“I had a show but I am now recording new material from my brand new album over here. I am also collaborating with some guys from Lota House,” he said in an email interview.
The musician, a member of pioneering Malawian hip hop group Real Elements, said he was invited to Zambia by a youth pastor at a church called Mount Zion Christian Centr in Lusaka to perform and preach at a youth service called The Garage.
“The event took place on the 5th of January during which other young people from the church performed also but many well known artists from the country attended when they heard that I was going to minister,” he said, adding that artists such as Pompi, The Lyricist, DJ Whasspoppin, GabbyGP and several other top Zambian gospel artists were in attendance.
David said he has been working on two new projects; a mixtape The Lost Tapes Volume 2 which comes out mid-year and a second album The Sleeping Giant slated for end year.
“I have started recording the new material already over here in Zambia at a studio called IM studios where Lota House records. Artists such as Pompi, Abel Chungu, Mag44 and Tio Nason record here and I have already collaborated with Tio Nason.
“We have recorded one song from The Lost Tapes project. Also, Abel Chungu has asked me to feature on his latest album which comes out next month. We have already recorded the song for that album and it’s called Say Hello to the Bad Guy,” he said.