Remember Mac Miye, the wonder voice that came to the fore in a duet with Hen Lashi in the early 2000s?
The other half of the Balaka duo, which conquered the airwaves with the singles Amuna Anga and Mulidziwa Dziko between 2002 and 2006, has resurrected from the doldrumsâ€”hinting at a solo career.
Having been part of the success of Atisamale Ndani album, Miye is set to bounce back with a solo album Munditsogolere.
Miye, who has relocated to Lilongwe, describe the album as the start of a new chapterâ€”but it might as well spell the end of his ties with Lashi.
â€œPeople have forgotten me, but I am not dead. I am fresh as I was before,â€ he said.
He thinks he is mature enough to stand on his own, saying: â€œIt is time my fans enjoyed the pure cream from me.â€
Testifying to his maturity are the themes of the songs in the album recorded at Gani Records in Lilongwe.
â€œI approached Gani Records to help me record my new album and I am happy that the director of Gani Records Ganizani Chingonda agreed to sponsor the recording and its release,â€ he said.
In a phone interview on Saturday night, Chingonda said Miyeâ€™s album is ready and will be reaching the market soon.
â€œIt is Gani Recordsâ€™ dream to uplift budding artists and forgotten talent. I am proud that the dream is being realised,â€ said Chingonda, who also bankrolled Lufeyo Dzombeâ€™s Chjanga Ndi Chani.
Both Miye and Chingonda expect the songs to be on air this week.