Talent can be in used in so many different ways. Just like players at the ongoing African Cup of Nation are rallying towards Ebola catastrophe, Malawi Artists have united to call for support and give moral inspiration to Malawi’s flood victims.
In a yet to be released song titled “Pamodzi”, artists tend to urge governments, organizations and individuals to give openly to flood victims who are in serious need of basics following heavy rains that have rendered a good number of families homeless.
Speaking to Nyasa Times, one of the coordinators of the project Kelvin Sulugwe explained that their goal is to carry the voice of hope in “Pamodzi” and aim to send a convincing message to individuals and organizations who have the capability to help the flood victims.
“Pamodzi means together in English and this is a sound track that features a wide range of Malawi artists who have teamed up to give moral support to flood victims and at the same time to remind organizations and capable individuals to act and help Malawi in this difficult time,” explained Sulugwe adding: “Every artist in the song is doing it out of good will and none has been paid to be part and parcel of the project.”
According to Sulugwe, the song is being produced by Lilongwe’s Dj Sley of Chit-Chat Records and confirmed artists expected to feature in the track include Lulu, Piksy, Symon and Kendal, Lloyd Phiri, Mafumu Matiki, BlakJak, Gwamba, Martse, Pon G & Weapon, Excess, Stich Fray, Kell Kay, Revolver, Fredokiss, Nesnes, E-Slim, Thocco Phiri, Steve Muliya, Mada Ngoleka, KBG and Mwanache, with the number expected to rise.
“We had a challenge mobilizing artists to join this noble thing as most of them refused to join after learning that that there is no money involved and I keep emphasizing that we are simply trying to give moral support and call for action. If anything, we are not even asking for funds or whatever but rather telling everyone to do something for the victims. It doesn’t matter how small, even a pair of shoe is worthy it” explained Sulugwe.
Sulugwe also hinted that they are likely to organize music shows in Lilongwe and Blantyre simply to raise funds to help the victims.
“Let me not pre empty everything and I cannot begin to reveal all plans but what I can say is that after the audio production, we are eying video production for the song and as for the music shows aimed to raise funds, I will be uncomfortable to confirm but it’s a good idea that we can work on depending on arrangements with the artists and possible partners,” said Sulugwe.
Artists in Lilongwe are expected to record voice at Dj Sley’s studio in Area 18 while artists in Blantyre will record at Pon G’s Weapons of Peace Records in Chilobwe.
According to organizers, other artists wiling to join the song can talk to one of the coordinators on +265999001010 and preferred are those in Lilongwe and Blantyre.
The Malawi floods have left thousands destitute with the death toll rising to 200. Few organizations have come in to help out, but thousands of families still remain homeless.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :