Long-time music recording and producing company MC Studios in Lilongwe has ignored the financial challenges rocking its activities at the studio to rope in and support budding musician Maureen Kanyenda to release her new album titled Musandipitilire.
MC Studios is currently in need of huge funds to finalise construction of its new and modern studios in Area 36.
Managing director of the company Chimwemwe Chikusa, in an interview over the weekend, said he settled for the idea after being impressed by the work of the 26-year-old girl.
“MC Studios is one of the longest serving studios in Malawi and we have recorded music of many musicians both established and up-and-coming stars, but when I listened to Maureenâ€™s music, I was highly impressed and I could not accept to see the talent dying. She is blessed in both voice and music composition,” he said, pointing out that the studio has also created a vacancy to give her an opportunity to work and raise some money for her career.
According to Chikusa, the Madisi-based girl is doubling as a receptionist and part-time vocalist.
Chikusa says, he has taken over control of the release of both the CD and DVD of the album and the contract is open-ended. He says the CD will be on the market by end of next month and the DVD will follow later in the year.
Musandipitilire carries 11 tracks and there are three genres explored; Calypso, Râ€˜nâ€™B and Simanjemanje.
Currently enjoying good air play on most radios is the title track, Kulibe Wofanana ndi Yesu, Alleluyah and Matamando.
And on the screens, it is Musandipitilire and Mfumu Ya Mafumu that are enjoying the playlist of Good Morning programme on MBC TV.
In an interview, Maureen thanked MC Studios for the help and says she will take advantage of the opportunity to concentrate on her music career.
She revealed that she failed to take her first album called Yehova Ali Nane Cholinga to the market due to financial problems and getting an offer from a big studio like MC is a blessing from God.