Up-and-coming musician Steve Spesho, son to late gospel songbird Grace Chinga, has dismissed suggestions of a spat between him and fellow urban musician Dan Lu.
This follows the release of his new single, Trend, which some quarters had suggested was a response to Dan Lu’s song Akumva Pain released two months ago.
Going by the lyrics of the song which features Land Lu who is Dan Lu’s nephew, they almost give an impression that the 22-year-old artist was trying to take a dig at Dan Lu following the release of his song which was apparently directed at his critics and detractors.
He sings in the song; Anthu akamakulangiza zomwe ukupanga zonyasa/ukumati akumva pain. Anthu sakumva pain/ akungodana ndi zolakwikazo. Ndiwe wamkulu/ tamaganiza ngati wamkulu. Umudziwe Yesu/ uchepetse kukonda trend…
But in an interview, the young composer and music producer said he did not have Dan Lu or anyone in mind when composing his song. He said he just felt duty bound to deliver the advice in the song just like any artist would.
Spesho said: “As a gospel artist it is my job to advise my fellow youths. I just wrote the song like any other song without having anyone in mind. I was just trying to speak out on a vice which I felt is gaining ground among many youths in the country.
“To my surprise, when I released the song two weeks ago rumour started going around was targeting Dan Lu which is not the case.”
He has insisted that his relationship with Dan Lu, whom he worked with on the song Ngati Maloto, remains cordial.
“Me and Dan remain good buddies. In fact when I did the song I sent him and he just laughed over it,” he said.
When contacted for his reaction Dan Lu, using short and quick responses, played down the suggestions insisting that whatever the song said is none of his business.
Dan Lu said; “I only listen to my songs. Whatever the song is saying is none of my business.”
The song Trend was premiered two weeks ago on Radio 2 FM’s Made on Monday programme and it is on various local radio stations.