Chiyanjano Women Choir’s trending song Ambuye Ali LikiLiki may have won them instant fame, but its power and influence appear set to go beyond just popularity.
Gospel hip-hop artist Suffix has is championing what he calls LikiLiki Rap Challenge.
The artist has also recorded a remix of the song which features Anne Sululu-Mwale, the woman behind the rap verse in the song.
According to Suffix, the challenge is designed to raise funds for the production of a DVD of the group’s album.
Participants will be required to do their own rap version of the Ambuye Ali LikiLiki song which will be shared online. People will be asked to contribute money 50 percent of which will go towards the DVD project while the winner will walk away with K100 000.
He said: “The hype that has been created by the song is huge. But, there is a lot of sarcasm as well. Being a Christian, I felt compelled to come up with something to help my fellow Christians to come up with the challenge based on this hype.”
Chiyanjano Women’s Choir director Joseph Makako in a separate interview said their budget for the project is between K500 000 and K600 000 and it is their hope that the initiative by Suffix will help them raise the required sum.
“Our mission is to take the gospel as far as we can. We know how instrumental the production of the DVD will be towards fulfilling such a desire,” he said.