Lusubilo Music Centre graduate Rebecca Mwalwenje has released an Afro-pop single titled Ndalira ahead of her yet-to-be named first solo album.
The song censures children who, after getting an education, despise their parents.
The title comes from complaints of a mother in the song, who is grappling with poverty while her son is swimming in riches.
The songstress says she wants to use the song in educating wayward children on the importance of supporting their parents.
“Most of the people are today who they are because of parents. Usually, these parents are not supported in various ways. As artists, we have the responsibility to correct this anomaly,” she told The Nation.
The song has been recorded at Drum Sound Studio in Karonga.
Presently, the Karonga-based artist is recording her second song African Child at Mem Studio in Mzuzu.
The song features musician Tiwonge Hango, her long time tutor at Karonga’s music centre.
“So far I have done one single and I am working on two others. By next year I should be done with an album,” said the 27-year-old.
She said she is also in the process of working on a video for Ndalira.
Mwalwenje came in the limelight in 2012 as lead vocalist when Lusubilo Band won the Chibuku Road to Fame.
But her stage appearances date back to 2009 when she left for Fame, a Mozambican music competition.
She emerged as the second best competitor on the regional level.
Presently, Mwalwenje performs with Lusubilo Band as a guest artist after graduating from Lusubilo Music Centre last year.