Malawi’s Afro-R&B singer and guitarist, Lawrence Khwisa, popularly known as Lulu has revealed how excited he is with the positive response his production is getting after his Mathumela Studio released a single from new singer Mike Akitivi.
“Christina”, which was released on radio in Malawi and on the internet on 16th February, is becoming an anthem among Malawians in different social gatherings both in the diaspora and back home.
The radio play and online downloads has seen the new artist on the scene ascending to number five in the Top 20 of the most downloaded songs on Malawi-music.com this week, with hip-hop artists Gwamba on positions one and two, Martse on three and DJ Sley on position four.
Speaking exclusively to Nyasa Times, the multi-talented singer said its always a bonus when you get overwhelming response from any work you do.
“Being a new comer in music we had to put more effort to achieve great work and I can happily say the single that we have released from Ireland based Mike Akitivi is what Methumela Studio was established for,” said Lulu.
Lulu, who helped with backing and a verse in the song, says when he first heard the demo for the song he knew Akitivi has some special talent, saying with guidance he can became one of the finest musicians.
The Mathumela star said with the advantage of technology the two artists worked together via emails and messanger apps.
“ I should admit it wasn’t an easy job but we managed to get the studio session which was mainly Akitivi’ voice that were done in Ireland by email and re produce them here in Mathumela Studios,” explained Lulu..
The’Dzalera’ hit-maker says he is willing to work and help any artist so long they show commitment and good attitude towards sound.
“Good voices or good composition itself is not enough in music, you need focus and determination as well,” he added.
Lulu also says because of how success the project is being seen they have already started shooting the video which some part will be done in Malawi and some in Ireland.
The Mathumela Studio CEO says he is currently working on a few tracks with Mike Akitivi which will come out soonFollow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :