US-based Malawian promoter Brandon Mafuleka has described urban musician Martse as a gifted artist with potential to make it big on the international scene.
He said this is why he has invited the artist to the US for a number of shows starting this month.
The Lilongwe-based musician, real name Martin Nkhata, left the country last week for US.
In an interview, Mafuleka said: “Martse is an artist with a unique touch which can easily break through on the international scene. He is the kind of artist whose style can appeal to a diverse audience.”
Mafuleka is the son of the founding president of the Musicians Union of Malawi (MUM) and promoter, the late Dave Mafuleka. He said he is continuing his father’s mission in US.
He said: “Flakers Entertainment is a brand that my dad started. I managed to talk to a couple of artists in Malawi to come here to perform and Martse is the one who managed to come through this time around.”
According to Mafuleka, there will be four shows in starting from January 16 in Washington DC, January 23 in Dallas, February 6 in Seattle and finally February 13 in South Bend, Indiana where Martse will perform alongside other artists.
Martse is famous for the number one hits Mwapindulanji and Mwano which won the Song of the Year category at the Urban Music Party in November.
Martse’s music style is unique in the sense that it does not employ the mainstream hip hop, but blends vernacular rap on easy urban beats.
On his part, Martse described the US trip as a New Year gift from God which he will utilise to make his name and put the Malawi flag on the map.