In his unique way, rapper Suffix, in his new song Koka, has appealed for tolerance and unity among Christians of different denominations.
Suffix, a hip hop artist, says he was motivated to write the song after noticing that there is a problem of assuming the worst in people when they do something that we do not approve.
Said Suffix: “The song is about some believers who wait for a brother to fail so that they can use the scriptures to condemn them instead of building them up. The main problem I am addressing in the song is defending gospel music more than Christ and even at the expense of the brethren.”
The song, which features local gospel star Faith Mussa and Zambia’s Tim, is a mix of hip hop and pop with distinct keyboards and drums prominent.
Suffix added that it is sad that in the quest to look more holy, Christians are busy attacking each other and trying to upstage each other.
“I am saying that I personally choose not to let a four-minute song bring division with a brother in Christ. The solution I am proposing in this song is to love the Christian artists first before the art that they make saying loving them drives all to believe the best instead of the worst,” he said.
The song which premiered on Joy Nathu’s programme on MBC Radio 2 on July 17 has received positive feedback.
Messages monitored on Joy Nathu’s official Facebook page showed that listeners appreciated the song though a few complained about the complicated means of downloading the single.
Listener Innocent Chigwale said Suffix is Malawi’s finest and thanked him for the great song.
Another listener Shadreck Nyama said he enjoyed the song Koka, adding that the combination of the three is something else. n