Local urban musician Kell Kay says he has learnt a lot from his experience in the United Kingdom (UK) where he is currently on tour.
His engagements in the UK have seen him performing in Northampton and Manchester and he will wind up with an outing in Nottingham this Saturday.
The R ‘n’ B singer has also had the chance to record an interview with the BBC which is expected to air on the Focus on Africa programmme.
“Everything here has been very educative for me as an artist. The interactions with the different artists that I have performed with from other countries such as Zimbabwe, the Gambia and Kenya has been an eye-opener,” said the artist in a WhatsApp interview from UK.
The artist, who was born Kell Kambwiri, left the country for the UK on August 22 and he is expected back in the country on September 11. He was invited alongside other artists from other African countries by a group of Africans living in the UK.
He said: “The people here have showed me so much love. When I was singing they were singing along which was very appalling. And to have this opportunity is a rare thing and I am very thankful to the organisers.”
The organisers of the show, who invested over K5 million to invite the artist, said they settled for Kell because he appeals to different demographics.
One of the organisers Kondie Bowoyoke said: “We did a show to factor in the family element so we can allow our kids to associate with their cultural background. He is young and an insipiration to many youths.”
One Malawian living in the UK who attended shows, Peter Makossah, lavished the Hello Mr Yesu composer with praise for his impressive showing.
“This boy is talented and almost everybody fell in love with his voice the moment he stepped on stage. With all the necessary support and exposure, he can make it big to become an international artist worth his salt,” said Makossah.