Gospel artist Shammah Vocals has shelved plans to release an album this year and says he will instead release singles.
In an interview, the My Zoe hit-maker said he wants to engage his fans on a new level this year.
“This year I will not release an album. Instead I will release a number of singles which in the end will be compiled into a mixtape,” he said.
The artist said the Covid-19 situation changed many of his artistic plans.
He said he hopes the Covid-19 situation eases off so that he can hold major shows in all the major cities of the country.
Commenting on his new single Shibobo, which is a term usually used in football, especially in South Africa, to mean to fool an opponent, aims at encouraging Christians to fool the devil.
In an interview, Shammah Vocals said he decided to use the term because many soccer-loving Christians can relate with it.
“For us as believers to easily confuse the enemy, we do not have to show off every move or plan we have. Work in silence and let your success speak for you,” he said.
The artist said the song tells Christians not to show it when life is hard but kneel down and talk to Jesus.
“Many people love to post their personal problems on social media for everyone to see. On such forums, everyone can see, including the enemy,” said Shammah Vocals.
He celebrated the positive response the song is getting so far.
“Despite some criticism, but they are constructive ones and I will work on them and improve in future,” said the artist.
The song goes in part: “Muuze Yesu za vuto lako
Never post on Facebook mavuto ako
Satana ndi chilombo yeah
Usamulore akulowe yeah
Don’t associate ndi za m’dziko lapansi
Coz this is a secret
You know who’s inside of you….”
Shibobo was recorded and mastered at Melodix Studio in Blantyre by AB Malinga.
Reacting to the song, musician and arts critic James Kuchilala wrote: “Shibobo is a very good song. The production is super as well.”
One of Shammah Vocals fans Mavuto Tenson said the artist is getting better with age.
“He keeps improving with every production,” he said.