Gospel music Thocco Katimba and his secular counterpart Katelele Ching’oma have been named the best OG Issah music sellers for the year ending with Grace Chinga being the only female to be on the list.
Katelele has done it for the second time in a row with the same album Ndili nawo mwayi.
Katimba, who was the best gospel music seller of 2010 after registering 25 000 copies with his Welenga Madalitso ako, has once again failed to beat the secular artists in number of copies sold.
According to OG Issah top 10 best sellers list made available to Nation on Sunday, Katelele is on top again with his 2011 release Ndili nawo mwayi.
On second position is another established secular music artist, Moses Makawa, who last year dropped on the same chart from position one to six. He has also done it with his 2011 release Mudzaone.
Katimba, who missed out on last year’s Top 10 chart, is on third position with Ndidzaimabe album.
Grace Chinga is the only solo female artist on the list. She is on position four with Ndidzaimba Nyimbo.
Other albums on the chart include Tumbocid of Joe Gwaladi(6), Kwatelela by George Kafodya (7), Bwenzi langa of Masintha CCAP Women’s choir(8) and Nasimango by John Malunga(9). Mbenjere’s new album Ndiyakuthanda is on position 9 and Defao’s Lokotalokota Vol 4 is anchoring the chart on position 10.
Afro Music manager Starnec Kulemeka described 2012 as competitive in terms of music sales.
“It was a tight year in music sells particularly in cassettes. Many albums have done well despite that the year was hit by economic crisis and the top 10 represents the best of the best in music sales,” he said.