Malawi brace up! South Africa’s house music producer-cum-Dj Heavy K is set to perform in Mangochi and Lilongwe next week.
His first performance will be on December 13 at Davido Lounge in Mangochi then on Saturday the Beautiful War creator will be at Living Room in Lilongwe.
The South African music hotshot, who is coming courtesy of Nyasa Music Group (NMG), will also facilitate a music training workshop.
NMG director James Makunje Jnr said the workshop aims at giving Malawian artists an insight and guidance on what it takes to build a musical brand which can be recognised internationally.
He said they will also look at challenges that artists face to break into the international market.
Makunje said: “We will focus on production, networking and also getting the right features for one’s brand. We will enlighten them how to deal with major record labels and ultimately become owner of a record label.”
He also said his goal is to arrange for a recording feature between at least two Malawian artists and Heavy K.
Makunje has defended the choice of the two venues to host such a big foreign artist, saying that they acted with full knowledge of the capacity of the two places and the kind of show that they want to attain.
“Everything about his arrival is on track. He will touch down on December 12. The next day he will be at the music workshop before performing in the evening in Mangochi. We will communicate to the participants the venue of the workshop in due course,” he said.
Heavy K, who was born Mkhululi Siqula, came into the limelight in 2013 after the release of his debut track Woza Nana which he did with the help of Oskido who has had a huge influence on his music career.
The same year, Heavy K released his debut album Respect The Drum boss and further endeared himself to house music lovers. One of the singles on the album, Easy To Love, became the best watched house music video in 2014.
The song was named song of the year for 2015 in the South African Music Awards (Sama).