Airtel Malawi brand ambassador Piksy relaunches his first solo album in Lilongwe after a week-long trip to Kenya where he was expected to record a song for the phone company.
The groundbreaking rhymester heads to Portuguese Club on Saturday after a spectacular launch of Maso at the magnificent Robinâ€™s Park in Blantyre last month.
â€œItâ€™s the turn of Lilongwe to witness the launch of my album. My launch will be backed by the versatile Maziko Band. I will be supported by Lucius Banda, Armstrong, Blakjak, Wendy Harawa and many more acts,â€ said Piksy in an interview before his departure to Kenya.
Piksy and Airtel Malawi confirmed the trip, but were tight-lipped on the nitty-gritty of his itinerary.
Said Airtel brand and communications manager Isabel Kachinjika: â€œPiksyâ€™s role is to promote the Airtel brand and our services. He is in Kenya from Monday to Friday for a special project.
â€œWhile there, his work goes beyond just producing music. He will be meeting with our colleagues at our head office in Kenya to discuss a project we are working on. The project is being championed by our head office although it is specifically for Malawi.â€
So far, Airtel is harnessing Piksyâ€™s popularity to promote Airtel Yabooka and Nyimbo mobile radio service.
His Ndefeyo Entertainment label said the concert in Lilongwe was delayed to pave the way for proper planning.
Ndefeyo publicist Kimpholoka said the album Maso has received overwhelming response since its unveiling concert at Robinâ€™s Park in Blantyre.
Selling points include Puma filling stations in major cities, Spectrum Music Centre in Limbe as well as Overcomers and Talk of the Town shops in Blantyre.
The launch will be followed by a red-carpet party at Zanzi Bar in Area 4.