Musician Faith Mussa had further benefits for performing at this year’s Lake of Stars (LoS) Festival as it accorded him the opportunity to record with a United Kingdom (UK) outfit, Afriquoi.
The outfit plays a number of genres, including house, dub step, soca, garage and glitch.
Mussa’s manager Samuel Chibaka said the singer and Afriquoi recorded two songs Mwana Namwali and Kwanu Nkonkuno on Sunday evening.
He said Mussa and Afriquoi co-own the rights of the songs.
“Both parties can perform the songs freely and Afriquoi has also agreed to pay for the two videos of the songs, meaning that they will be of international standard. The two parties will also be touring together,” said Chibaka.
Kwanu Nkonkuno delves into unity whereas Mwana Namwali preaches about young people’s need to respect elders.
The songs are in both Chichewa and English.
“The songs carry the Malawian flag. They were also recorded using some traditional instruments, including nemba,” said Chibaka.
Mussa described the project as a symbol of talent recognition and an opportunity to export his talent.
“I do not take it for granted to work with Afriquoi because it shows that Malawi has something valuable to share to the world. Likewise, this will help to export Malawi’s talent because my name goes where Afriquoi’s music goes. That is a plus,” he said.
Mussa shot to fame with his hit Desperate. He has also released Mdidi.
His music career traces back to the 1990s when he played with the outfit, Mussa Family.
Since embarking on a solo career, Faith has been enthusiastic with culture; hence, his approach to music is dominated by a traditional touch.