As youthful ladies continue flooding the secular urban music circles, the latest to join the ranks in a male dominated arena is an artist known by stage name Alex.
Alex, who declines to give her real name, is a Lilongwe based contemporary singer who has just stormed the male dominated sphere, releasing a four track promotional CD ahead of the release of her nine track debut album‘Black Kiss’ scheduled for release next month ( December ).
The urban artist stunned many contemporary music lovers with her single ‘I’ll be there’ in 2010 and later, made several collaborations with artists such as ‘Butterfly’ and ‘Third Eye’.
The youthful artist said in an exclusive interview that she had to take long time working on her maiden album because she wanted to come up with a mature production.
“I took my time to produce this album to make sure that people receive mature music which will reach out to the depth of their souls.
“My music encompasses the experiences of life, carrying along with them emotions. My songs will make one cry, laugh, smile, think or dance at any point they wish to, because they talk about day to day experiences,” she explains.
The album ‘Black kiss’ will carry among others her hit songs ‘Getu’ and ‘I’ll be there’ which are enjoying air play onthe country’s radio stations including ‘Need somebody’ which play regularly on African Bible College (ABC) radio.
She acknowledges that there is a cut-throat competition in the music industry, not only on the basis that she is young, but also because the arena she is venturing into is a male dominated industry.
The youthful artist, who prefers to be called by her stage name Alex, declares defiantly she has all attributes needed to ride the storm.
“I know that like in any other field, the music industry has its challenges but that is why I am Alex and not any other name. I am different and I am naturally a fighter, so I will survive,” she declares.
She adds: “Hard work, determination, focus and knowing what you want is what really matters because without this, you can easily be distracted and lose focus.”
She says confidently that the name Alex is a metaphor likening her to Alex, conqueror of King Alexander the Great of Macedonia, a state in northern ancient Greece who conquered Persian Empire.
The album, which is expected to be released in December , will have nine songs, four of which are in the promotional CD.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :