A Blantyre-based entrepreneur, Allan Kholophethe, has teamed up with Zebron Kankhunda in a collaboration that is set to address moral decay through folksongs.
Kholophethe said in an interview that he was deeply touched by the decaying morality among the youth, hence, his decision to team up with Kankhunda to try to bring normalcy among the youths.
He said the two have just finished working on an album, which is a collection of folktales aimed at inculcating good behavior among the youth.
“The title of the album is New Idea and it will be on the market very soon. It’s an album you won’t regret ever listening to. There’s maturity in our production because we’ve not been inspired by money when composing these songs,” said Kholophethe, adding that reggae,rhumba and traditional genres have all been fused into the album.
He also disclosed that he will soon be establishing record company, which will be promoting local talents at affordable rates.
But Kankhunda expressed fears that the collaboration may not enjoy the fruits of their labour owing to the rising piracy levels in the country.
He, thus, appealed to the Copyright Society of Malawi (Cosoma) to consider instituting stringent measures for dealing with the vice.
“It’s unfortunate pirates are making huge sums of money at the expense of the artists. Cosoma should consider dealing with this problem once and for all if we [the artists] are to enjoy the fruits of our labour,” said Kankhunda.