Musician Tiwonge Hango has released a lavish music video, Koloko which he says has cost him K7 million to shoot.
The video has scenes shot in the United States of America (USA) and some parts of Malawi.
In an interview, Hango said production of the video has been sponsored by overseas well-wishers Gill Hunter and John Keys who paid for his travel to the US to shoot the moving images.
Koloko is a dance song that fuses urban and traditional beats like Nkhata Bay’s honala and Rumphi’s vimbuza. It tackles issues of love with a German model Danny Bustamante as the main character.
“Shooting the video in New York was a rare experience. It was a dream come true. Again, working with the German model was also an experience I will cherish,” said Hango.
He said the video is part of his album project which he wants to use in marketing himself internationally.
So far, the yet-to-be named album has songs like Thyola, Mkazi Wakumudzi and Chifukwa Cha Iwe which are already in the public domain. He said he expects to release all the remaining songs by end of this year.
“I am now done with another song Don’t Touch Me which will be out soon,” he said.
Hango made his debut on the professional music scene in 2002 when Tikhu Vibrations won the Crossroads International Competition in Southern Africa to earn a tour of England and Scotland.
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts trained musician is also known for grooming Lusubilo Band to the level it is today. Presently, Hango is a music tutor at Mzuzu International Academy.