Local crooner Marco Sadik is back in the country to impart skills having acquired an audio engineering degree from the Middlesex University in the United Kingdom (UK).
The artist, who says he has big plans for the music industry in Malawi, starts his journey with a musical performance at Chameleon Bar in Lilongwe on June 27.
“First of all, I’m saying to my fans that I’m not forgetting them. We’ve come a long way and I appreciate them for being there for me. My shows are about giving back all the love that they’ve showed me and being patient for my come back with new music,” he told On the Arts in an exclusive interview.
To give listeners a glimpse of what is to come, Sadik released Amafuna Chikondi, which is already enjoying airplay. In a few weeks, he drops another single If You Let Me from his upcoming third album Sanje.
“The album is set to come out in September 2015. I am recording the album in Nairobi, Kenya. But during my visit to Malawi, I would like to go to Music Crossroads in Lilongwe to check out what lessons they’re giving out for the music industry and see if there’s any way that I can help.
“Aside that, I’ve arranged shows at Chameleon bar in Lilongwe on June 27 and at Chez Maky in Blantyre on July 3, where I’ll be working with both musicians as well as sound engineers in how to get the best sound,” he said.
According to the artist, who shot to fame with the hit Linda a decade ago, the shows are about him coming back in recording music.
“People should expect the best from me this year. Marco is back!” He declared. “I’ll also be shooting the video for my new song If You Let Me, which is coming out soon in Malawi.”
Sadik noted that as much as he is willing to push artists that are taking the music industry seriously, he has chosen two artists who he will work with.
“These two artists happen to be Malawi Music Award Awards [Muma] winning Best New Artist Bingolingo and Best R&B artist Danny Kalima who will support my shows. These are guys are good and I would like to show them that this is business,”