While most people in the world celebrated the historic landmark digits of a significant century come-once day, 12:12:12:12:12 in different forms; Malawian gospel hip-hop star, Aubrey Mvula, popularly known as Tha Gospel in the music echelons marked the milestone day’s euphoria with a momentous launch of a single and a slick video ‘V’ in Oxford, England in grand style.
The song and the video were launched on 12th day of the twelve’s month of the twelve’s year at exactly twelve minutes after twelve.
‘V’ according Malawi’s gospel wordsmith and lyrical pearl, Mvula who has four Christian themed albums under his belt is a title track from his forthcoming Album ‘V’ due to be released soon.
“I just wanted to mark this great day with something special, something that I and many people can live to remember and celebrate God’s love for being here to witness such a wonderful time in a lifetime,” said Mvula in an interview after launching both the audio and a video.
The tune, “V” was appositely recorded and filmed in London, England and according to the artist it his pure reflection of being a Christian for such a long time and recalling the many highs and lows that he and the many other faithful go through in the devotion and faith.
He said: “After ten years of being a Christian and everyday feeling like a new one and going through failure and triumph, it’s amazing to know that God still maintains my strong stand.”
Tha Gospel says Africa is getting ready to make its mark in Christian Hip-hop world adding that he is one of the many artists from the Warm Heart of Africa taking a lead in the movement Malawi’s gospel onto the world stage.
“After opening for the UK’s biggest gospel artist, Lecrae and the 116 Crew and touring with the UK’s most celebrated Xist Music kingpin, Jahaziel and Tru2daname, I feel I am now ready to release my fifth album debuting with a single and video and a title track from the album on a special day in an ostentatious style before I release the entire album in 2013,” he said.
He added: “I am so grateful to all the people who helped me all out to make it happen and above all I give thanks to God for making it a great success.”
Mvula, Tha Gosple who regards himself as God’s own servant presenting lyrical Evangelism is one of the most well-known African Christian MCs in the diaspora especially in the UK where he performs the spoken word, raps, sings and recites gospel poems to thousands of Christians is set to tour his motherland Malawi next year after the “V” album release.
Mvula’s remarkable discography includes his debut album, The Death That Gave Life which was followed by his second, Krossed Out in 2008. Two years later in 2010, Tha Gospel released yet another blockbuster album, his third, titled Time Such As This before dishing out his fourth offering, the sizzling “The Spokesman” album.
Aubrey ‘Tha Gospel’ Mvula supported Reach Records’ Unashamed Tour in Malawi which featured UK’s renowned gospel talent, the iconic Jahaziel and Preacherboy’s Tru2daname.
Known by many of his fans, as G.O. (God’s own) Tha Gosple has always brought a fresh sound without taking away the seriousness of his message.
According to Mvula, his fifth album “V” is set to reach out all of Africa as well as other international destinations and will have in it many stunning collaborations.
“…My name is Gosple from Malawi/ First rapped back in the day when they released Atari/ In ministry riding on Streets like a Harley/ They say they rap like animals, we bring the whole safari…” raps Tha Gospel in part in his hit song and title track V, which he has launched on a landmark day that is 12:12:12 at exactly twelve minutes past twelve.
In Malawi Mvula has closely worked many renowned artists including the celebrated Quabaniso ‘Q’ Malewezi, Malawi’s furthermost poet, performer and celebrated urban music producer.
“I am so happy, I did it. I thank God for everything I have achieved and for all I hope to in my mission as a gospel artiste. I pray that God will continue to help me and all others as we pursue the mission to preach His gospel through the spoken word and music. I’m so indebted to all who have supported me through this journey. I appreciate their moral and devout support in my journey,” said Mvula.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :