Barely a week after artist Eli Njuchi expressed his feelings for Sangie, the female reggae sensation has ‘eloped’ with writer Dyson Mthawanji in a collabo titled Tiye.
Recorded by one of the prolific producers in Blantyre, Sispense at Matrix Records, Tiye is a love song which asks a beautiful woman, Sangie, to be introduced to Dyson’s mother.
Mthawanji said Tiye is his first song announcing his arrival on the music scene.
“Music has been part of my blood system for a long time. I was just waiting for the right time to record and release a song.
“And I am happy that I have finally released Tiye, I chose to work with Sispense because of his incredible talent on instrumentation,” he said.
Mthawanji said he grew up listening to the powerful songs by the likes of Lucius Banda, Coss Chiwalo, Charles Sinetre, Mlaka Maliro, Charles Nsaku, and Joseph Nkasa.
However, knowing that the music landscape has a new generation which has revolutionised the industry, he thought it wise to collaborate with Sangie to give his music a modern touch.
“I regard myself as a musician that can stand between these two generations of music. That’s why when the idea to record Tiye came, I quickly chose Sangie.
“As my music journey continues, I will work with more urban artists to bring a balanced music flavour,” said Mthawanji.
It may sound strange for a book writer to do music. But there is a thin line between writing books and composing a song.
Mthawanji said: “Mind you, I write English and Chichewa fiction. This means I am a story creator. And when we talk about music, it is also mainly about creating stories. Therefore, there is a thin line between writing fiction books and music.”
On her part, Sangie said she was happy to work with Mthawanji to give his song a much needed urban touch.
“Dyson said he wanted a feature of Sangie calibre on his song to appeal to different audiences. And I really liked his idea because this worked perfectly,” she said. Mthawanji added that he will work hard to maintain the pace because it seems he has ignited hunger among lovers of this type of music.