Artist Faith Mussa, who is fast becoming one of Malawi’s best musicians, Tuesday night impressed during his first appearance of his Scandinavian tour at the International Anti-Corruption Conference (Iacc).
He performed his new track Don’t Run Away which attracted the support of former World Bank vice-president Peter Eigen, who is also the founder and chairperson of the Advisory Transparency International.
Eigen joined Mussa on stage to perform the track with his saxophone much to the delight of the audience.
In an interview after the performance, Mussa said it was a delight to share the stage with Eigen.
“It was a great experience performing with Eigen. This reminded me of my father Pastor David Mussa. And considering that he is the founder of Transparency International and former World Bank vice-president, makes the whole experience sweeter,” said Mussa.
He said Eigen is passionate about music for change and that he liked the song Don’t Run Away the first time he heard it.
“I was on stage with one of the greatest rappers on the planet [Yasiin Bey formerly known as Mos Def and the groups Rain in Sahara from India and Haga Que Pase from Colombia]. I performed as a one-man band and I was the only live performer without backing band mates. People were wowed by this,” he said.
Mussa is on a Scandinavian tour courtesy of Ujeni Records.
Karstein Grønnesby, label manager at Ujeni Records, said his stable was excited to be able to invite Mussa for its first tour in Europe.