Musician Faith Mussa has turned black and white in a project where he is remaking some of the music that has impacted on his life.
Every week, the artist will be releasing cover versions of songs; both local and international on his social media accounts.
“The next couple of weeks, every Monday I am going to be sharing a guitar cover of songs that have inspired me along the way. These are not only Malawian songs but international as well.
“This is music that has changed my life and perception towards sound. This is music with nice composition, guitars and melodies,” he stated.
Mussa says the videos have a special bearing for the locals.
“For the Malawian songs, it will mostly be old songs that I grew up listening to and I am going to be posting on social media and YouTube,” he explained.
At the core of the guitar versions of the different songs is the inspiration to motivate fans after going through a lot due to Covid-19.
“I am doing these covers for a particular reason; we have been in isolation and lockdown and it has been hard, so let’s relax.
“This is my way of telling people to chill and listen to something soothing. I am trying to do my best to share positive messages to encourage one another to give each other positive energy and vibes,” said Mussa.
The initial plan of the project was to run for three weeks but there are indications more videos are coming.
“We will definitely continue with making the songs. We wanted to see how it is going to be like and the response has been very good.
“The videos are in black and white as we just wanted it to have a different theme and colour from what we have been doing in the past,” he said.
In the first episode of the guitar mash-ups, Mussa did Know You by LADIPOE featuring Simi, Davido’s If, Baby by Joe Boy and Vibration by Foreboy DML, all from Nigeria.
Reacting to the video posted on Facebook, fans could not help but marvel at the artist’s talent.
“I really appreciate him. He’s one of the most talented artists here in Malawi. He definitely deserve better,” wrote Waxy Masanje.
Clophati Baleti said: “When the guitar is in the right hands, expect it to talk.