Writer and poet Tendai Shaba has released a poetry playlist titled God. Family. Poetry.
The playlist, which has eight poems, comes months after he dropped a personal development poetry series dubbed Realising Myself.
“God is good! Adding to my successful poetry series, today I release a poetry playlist called God. Family. Poetry. A beautiful blend of music and spoken word on cherishing our values and beliefs. Get your copy now,” Shaba posted on his Facebook page.
In an interview, he said the playlist blends music with poetry to appeal to diverse fans.
Said Shaba: “The theme is about reminding oneself to focus on personal values and beliefs in order to improve and grow as a person. All these are based on psychological concepts of ‘the self’.
“The poems, namely High Definition, Water Me, Cross that Bridge, Umama (my mother), Dear Sister, Hey Dad, Poets Fall in Love Too and Zomba, are all from the regular poetry Tuesday by Tendai which dates from April 2020. They were recorded on July 3.”
The collection is available on the poet’s store tendaishaba.com.
“The digital copy is available at K 6 000. Also, there is a chance to produce CDs but that will only be done on demand,” said Shaba.
When the poet announced plans to drop the poetry playlist earlier this month, one of his fans, an American Stanley Ray living in Malawi, expressed enthusiasm.
“I have seen the release and I am excited to receive it at the end of this month. I can’t wait to hear it,” he said.
In his poetry, Shaba engages in concepts such as personal development, the theory of change and the theory of needs with underlying themes such as faith, love, hope, trust and innocence.
He aims to motivate people to realise their true selves in achieving their personal development goals.