Armstrong’s ‘Ndele’ album to be released on Nov 25

After monopolizing the country’s music industry with his two hit singles ‘Ndamusowa’ and ‘Sinditha Kumvetsa’, new kid on the block, Armstrong will be releasing his much anticipated album ‘Ndele’ on 25 November.

This was announced by his record label, Nde’feyo Entertainment recently and was made official in a statement made available to Nyasa Times.

The album, which also has his latest release ‘Ndekha’, will be unveiled at a launch show on the same date at Sunbird Capital Hotel Marquee in Lilongwe.

One of the most booked artists in the country at the moment, Armstrong’s music career is expected to be catapulted by the release of the album which is a mixture of different Afro-Pop/R&B and the Malawian touch that will give listeners a wide range of selection to suit their tastes.

“It’s a very good album, which am confident will be liked by many and shape the face of our music industry. I have brought a different feel to the genres that we have. The music is for the body, mind and soul,” says the youthful artist, who is also a composer and songwriter.

Armstrong, set to launch his debut album Ndele. -Photo courtesy of iCreative

He adds: “Am glad Malawi has welcomed me as an artist and the people have accepted my music. I thank all my fans for all their support which has made Armstrong the artist he is today.”

Armstrong started his career on a gospel note as a dancer with God Soldiers (G-Soldiers) dancing group, before switching to hip-hop then R&B.

Speaking about his career, the singer says the road was not smooth for him until he got signed to Nde’feyo Entertainment in 2011, after he had released two singles namely ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Without your love’.

“My journey hasn’t been easy to be where I am now. I went through a lot of stages of growth to produce the music I’m doing now,” he talks about his beginning.

“I thank the entire Nde’feyo team for putting all their effort into my music career, and together we are making things happen in this world of music,” explains the young artist.

According to Armstrong, Ndele’ is a song on the album, which is about everlasting, enduring but blossoming love and the title is the best imagery to describe it; the love that is unmovable and has grown moss. There is a saying in vernacular Chichewa that “Mwala woyendayenda suyanga ndele” (A rolling stone gathers no moss).

In the song, Armstrong, who is also a composer and songwriter, sings about the love that has grown moss because it has been in one place for a long time, the love that has commitment, focus and tranquility – that is what the album is all about.

The show, which is expected to start at 1:00pm to 6:00pm, will bring together a number of Malawi’s best artists including Skeffa Chimoto, Biriwiri, Piksy, Tay Grin, Wendy Harawa, Trumel and Maziko Band.

To hype up the album launch, Nde’feyo have organised a pre-party two nights to the show and it is scheduled to take place at Zanzi, one of the hottest clubs in the city of Lilongwe, on Friday, 23rd November, with DJ Scarper and DJ Kari P on the decks.

While confirming his availability and support for Armstrong, Tay Grin aka ‘Nyau King’, said that he was ready to give out the best and help the talented artist in making history.

“Am there to show my support and make sure that the show goes according to people’s expectations,” said Tay Grin, while disclosing that he hasn’t performed in Lilongwe for a while, thus he was taking this as an opportunity to reconnect with his fans.

The rapper, who heads Black Rhyno Entertainment, and is currently in the studio working on his untitled album, described Armstrong as one of the best singers to happen in Malawi’s music industry.

With his captivating voice, Armstrong has worked with Malawi’s icons on the urban music scene, including Afro-R&B/Pop singers Maskal and Tigris, hip-hop giants Young Kay, BarryOne, Cyclone, Rina and Isu, Afro-Rap/singer Piksy and Diktator.

‘Ndele’ has been produced by the country’s renowned producers, among them Tapps Bandawe, Anko Layi, Percy Manyozo, The Daredevils and OBK and in some songs, Armstrong features Wendy Harawa, Piksy and Biriwiri.

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