Chimwendo’s new gospel album out this week

Malawi’s renowned gospel musician Wycliffe Chimwendo will this weekend be releasing his latest album ‘Moyo’ [Life].

Chimwendo, who announced mid this year that he was coming back on the music scene with his seventh album after a five-year break, told Nyasa Times “all was set for the launch”.

Venue

“I’ll be launching the album in Blantyre at Comesa Hall on Sunday the 6th November,” he disclosed.

‘Moyo’ has twelve tracks, nine of which are in vernacular Chichewa, two in English and one in Yao.

He said the songs focus on faith, hope and trust in God and that the album is titled ‘Moyo’ because it is appreciating the greatest gift that man received from God.

Chimwendo: To launch Moyo

“For life is the hope and the basis for all things. We may have nothing in material but having life is the hope for the future and what we need if still alive God will give us. It’s a song of hope for those that think they don’t have anything.

“They forget they have something that even those that had things lost this greatest gift [of life] yet they don’t know it. I want people, as they listen to this song, they should have the reason to thank God than blaming Him for being poor or what ever they face in life,” pointed out the gospel singer.

Powerful

In a previous interview, Chimwendo pointed out that people should expect “a mature and powerful production that will sooth their spiritual lives”.

Moyo has been recorded in three studios, manned by prominent Malawian music producers namely Ralph Ching’amba of Ralph Records, Joseph Tembo of Groove Magic and Gracium Mokoena of Ituma Studios.

The legendary musician was confident enough to say, “It’s expected that the show will attract a lot of people as the tracks are enjoying good air play in most of the radios in Malawi.”

He added: “We have hired a 5000 mega sound system to give the best to the patrons. Many people are geared to attend the launch from cross section of the society including business gurus and prominent church leaders.”

Launch

The launching show, which will start at 1:30pm, will be supported by Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango, Ndirande Anglican Voices, Lloyd Phiri, Thocco Katimba, The Marching Soldiers, Maggie Mangani and The Joyful Souls.

The Blantyre-based vocalist is best known for his old songs ‘Total Lie’, ‘Wanga ndi Yesu’, ‘Sizobisa’ and ‘Ndani Akufuna Yesu’, among many.

Chimwendo’s previous albums include ‘Wanga ndi Yesu’ recorded in 1996, ‘On my Side’ recorded in 1998, ‘Sizobisa’ recorded in 2001, ‘Ndani Akufuna Yesu’ recorded in 2003, the 2006 ‘Yesu Wapambana’ and ‘The Best of Wycliffe Chimwendo’ released in 2009.

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