After featuring fellow local artists, nasheed musician, Wallace Salanje has now collaborated with two artists from South Africa and Tanzania.
The artists will feature in two songs that are part of Salanje’s new album set for release this June.
The nasheed artist and publicity secretary of Muslim Artists Association said the international artists are South African Idrissa Ayatu and Tanzania’s Esir Elfannan Mtasha.
“I expect to release my new album in June this year. Being able to feature the two international nasheed artists is a milestone in my music career,” he said.
Salanje has three albums; Chipitileje Kwapi Chiwa, Tauba and Mbiya.
The upcoming album titled Iman (faith) will have 10 tracks.
He said he is appreciative of the support that he gets from his fans.
“I appreciate the advices and encouragement I receive from the general public. They give me strength to forge ahead. It’s motivational and a sign that people love my art and they want to see me do well,” said Salanje.
In reaction to the development, a nasheed music fanatic Ishmael Mohamed said it is great to see Muslim artists coming up with their own nasheed compositions.
“These days it is great to see the artistic side of local nasheed musicians. We have used international nasheeds for too long,” he said.
Salanje is a third year commerce and tourism management student at the Polytechnic.
He is also a visual artist and started his music career in 2012.