One of Malawi’s top musician Skeffa Chimoto has hit back at claims that he worships the devil, saying he is in fact a Christian and that reports going viral on social media that he confessed being a member of a cult are false rumours and malicious.
The leader of Real Sounds band and also an ambassador for youths, rejected reports that he gave a radio interview where he claimed that he used to be a Satanist alongside other musicians.
Skeffa said such reports are “false”.
“I have never been a Satanist, never,” said Skeffa.
The artist took to Facebook to express his displeasure to the rumours and blamed people who do not wish him well for spreading them.
“Let me say thank you to all the people that have shown interest to know the truth about the radio programme that other people are saying I had with one of the radio stations in Blantyre. The truth is; I haven’t been to any radio station in the past ten months or so.
“The last radio programme I had been at Galaxy FM in Lilongwe and it was a phone in programme during the time of floods last year when musicians organised a show at Lilongwe Golf Club and I was one of the artists that were chosen to promote the show.
“So, everything you are hearing is totally fake, for what reason I don’t know. If you want to know the truth about this, ask those who have listened to it and ask them which radio station was it. You can go to that radio and ask them if I once had such a programme with them. It has never been my wish to please everybody in my works because I know that is never possible. I know that when some people somewhere hate me, there are also many that love my work,” he said.
He added: “I don’t wish anything bad to all those who always dream bad about me and my work. If anything, I pray to God that he reminds them that it’s a sin to tarnish an innocent person’s image.”