Rising dancehall star Eli Njuchi has dropped a debut album titled The Book of Eli.
The musician has dropped the album just a few months after released his debut extended playlist [EP] titled The Book of Z.
In an interview, Eli Njuchi, real name Chifuniro Magalasi, said the new album chronicles his personal journey in the last 16 months.
“I wanted to offer something greater than music. In the album, I am inviting people in my story and the things that I have been through,” he said.
Eli Njuchi said he decided to drop the album now to keep the momentum going after whetting people’s appetite with the EP.
“I just want to keep inviting people in my craft so we grow together and that as an artist can only be achieved if I keep offering them the art,” said the Zitaye hit maker.
Eli Njuchi said the new album is diverse, but mostly leaning towards Afro-dancehall.
“I have some acoustic songs in there, some Afro- R ‘n’ B and dancehall,” he said.
“I always appreciate the support. Like I said they allowed a teenager in their lives. They changed my life. I call myself an artist because I have an audience. They are the gold.
“I am forever grateful and I hope this album will inspire and live as a mark of continous love and support.”
In a separate interview, the artist’s manager Prince Chikweba said they have organised an official launch for the album on December 13 at Robin’s Park in Blantyre.
He said: “We want to let fans have an experience of a lifetime. We want to allow people follow the story of Eli Njuchi through his performance.
“We will have supporting acts but at the end of the day we want people to go home with a feeling that they know Eli’s story. He will, of course perform with a full band set, starting with songs from The Book of Z to The Book of Eli.”
The songs on the new album include Ma Ine, Phone, Honesty, Ululu, and As You Are.
Advance tickets are already on sale at Pamudzi Eatery and Maybe Cafe.