Award-winning hip-hop artist Gwamba opened up in an interview with Nyasa Showbiz to admit he launched an incomplete album last month.
Gwamba “launched” the album on November 22, but no CD was sold or seen at the Lilongwe Golf Club to certify the Chako Si Changa project release. With two weeks gone, the album is yet to the hit the market.
However, the Lilongwe rapper, who walked out of Soul Rebel Entertainment (SRE) few days after the launch show, defended the move and assured the album would be in stores on December 20.
“I launched it because I had to launch it this year and [considered that] December is rainy. I didn’t want to take the risk,” said the UMP Awards 2015 Artist of the Year.
“But the album is done,” added Gwamba as he further disclosed that Chako Si Changa, his second solo album after the 2014 Kudutsa Pakhoma, has 11 “dope” songs.
Similarly, the Kudutsa Pakhoma album, released under Prime Time Media, was launched in Lilongwe and Blantyre without copies.
Gwamba purportedly ditched the Blantyre label because it could not produce copies for the market. He then joined SRE as one of the founders and few weeks later, he started selling the album.
Meanwhile, the rapper disclosed that he would be announcing the new album track list this weekend, after he released a new single Friday morning.
The latest song is titled Umayishosha and features Lilongwe rapper Trix and singer Emm Q. As announced this week, he was expected to put out another track Karate, featuring singer Kell Kay tonight.
With the release of the new track, Gwamba has put out seven songs in less than 12 months, probably making him the only local urban artist who has released a lot of singles this year. It is not yet known whether all the tracks will be part of the latest album.
Among the tracks are the hits Ineyo wa Lero which features Lulu, Munthu featuring Tay Grin & Malaulo and John Tembo, which came out a week ago.
As some fans have spoken against the rapper putting out new material “recklessly”, Gwamba says that’s his strategy.
“It’s how I put out music. I release three or four [tracks] in a short period then chill for months. That’s my strategy.”
In related news, the artist’s music video, Munthu, started showing on Channel O in the week, making it one of the few Malawian music videos to appear on the leading continental music television channel in recent years.n