Local gospel music duo, Fortress, is set to break more boundaries after their latest music video Victorious was aired on the international silver screen on Monday.
The two sisters; Thabi and Tamanda Kamwangala become the first local gospel singers to feature on Trace Gospel whose parent company is the international acclaimed Trace TV.
The duo announced the news on its Facebook page: “We are glad to announce that our new video Victorious will premiere on Trace Gospel on September 17 (yesterday). Stand up for Malawi one time.”
This is the first time for Malawian gospel artists to be featured on the television channel which locally, can be accessed through Kwese TV.
In an interview Thabi could not hide her excitement.
“It is extremely humbling and encouraging because now we know that the gospel will reach more people. Victorious is a song we wrote based on Psalm 23 and Corinthians 15 verse 57.
“It is an uplifting song that encourages and lets you know that no matter what you are going through you are victorious. DJ Sley produced it and Sukez directed the video which came out recently,” she said.
Thabi believes this is a step in the right direction not just for Fortress but Malawi as a whole.
“What we love about Victorious is that it was produced, recorded and shot in Malawi. So we are spreading the gospel but at the same time promoting our beautiful country’s landscape and talents. Just that contribution to Malawian music feels good,” she stated.
The Fortress sisters started singing at the ages of six and four. They sing urban gospel and are working on their debut album.
Meanwhile, Kwese TV marketing and public relations manager Annie Chisala believes this is the beginning of having more Malawi music on the channel.
“The process is so simple to send a song to be featured. I am persuading all Malawian gospel artists to get their music out there,” she said. n