Having released her latest single “Hold Me” off the Play Nylon Riddim, female singer Lilia has revealed that she is currently working on an album.
She made the revelation this week in an interview with Nyasa Showbiz, saying the project “will hopefully drop this year”.
“I am working on a couple of promo singles just to promote the album before it hits the market. I have been quiet but I think this will be the best time to come out with new material,” she said.
“Hold Me” is a lover rock song featured on reggae-dancehall singer and producer, Trumel’s recently released Play Nylon Riddim which also features other up-and-coming female reggae singers including Vigil, Rita and Naomi.
Among male artists making the project are the Nde’feyo signed artist Trumel, Blaze of BenSam Entertainment, Kutchira Entertainment’s Saint as well as unsigned Riise.
“Hold Me”, available on urbanmalawi.com, was recorded by Janta at SU Records and demonstrates that Lilia is determined to make 2015 her breakout year and her golden voice and romantic lyrics positions her on the right track.
Born Lilia Carol Mataya, the singer discovered she had a voice at the age of seven and began her career in junior secondary at Bwaila Secondary School in Lilongwe where she recorded several songs with the Sungunu crew.
She perhaps came in the limelight after her Form 4 when she recorded and released the song called “Home” with Canny One (now known as Africa DJ).
After she moved to Blantyre, where she is currently doing her college at Blantyre International University, Lilia joined a local band called Mapale, singing alongside the duo Pon G and Weapon, before they all quit after they had recorded an album with the band.
She recalls that her music was inspired the Afro Soul and Jazz songs she grew up listening from her dad’s collection.
“I used to love soul and afro music from what my dad played and that was the beginning. I would sing better and feel it from deep within when I composed an afro or a soulful song”, she recalls.
Lilia is currently an independent artist who has worked with the likes of HHP, Blasto, Third Eye, Young Kay, Pittie Boys, Sungununu, Dominant 1, Sonye, Luminous, Gwamba, DJ Sley, Complex, Africa the DJ, Trix, A.K, Ted, Tech Dali, and Blaze.
Last year, Lilia had the pleasure of sharing the stage with South Africa’s top DJ and producer, Oskido, during his Malawi visit where he called her on stage to sing on one of his mixes.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :