Despite relocating to Zimbabwe in search of better career opportunities, Malawian rapper and hitmaker Aimor is still creating waves with his hits.
The musician, famed locally for the radio anthems ‘China’ and ‘K-shii and Bobo’, talked to Nyasa Times from the Zimbabwean capital and assured the Malawian audience that despite the distance, his music is aimed at representing his motherland.
Aimor, born Chikondi Kangulu, has recently been signed by Zimbabwean label Bryce Nation on which he has released the mixtape Dead Central Legion and the lead video ‘Kuvepha’.
“It’s on a different point comparing to what I usually do. Since I relocated to Zimbabwe, my approach changed to suit my environment and to get the message across. I’ve done more of hard English rap to build a solid platform for me here. It’s more like career re-launch. But the concepts are the same that concern our lives every day,” he said.
He added: “This should be my first ever mixtape…it’s more like a resurrection of a fallen soldier. It carries singes that are already out like ‘Kuvepha’ which talks about a positive mentality on self sufficiency and being productive. ‘Good for nothing’, which features Slessor, talks about those people who tell you that you can never make it in life. It encourages people to live to their aspirations and reach their dreams.
“‘Judge me’ talks about those people who analyze others yet they also have specs that need a check. Also a couple of love beats and heavy hardcore beats for hip-hop heads.”
Aimor noted that his association with Bryce Nation means that his music can reach a wider audience.
“This is a stepping stone to reaching more people and a more organised way of pushing my material. My fans will always be with me but as you know Malawi is a small country so there’s much to be done to push the music out there and conquer the masses.
“As an artist it’s all about shifting stages and growing whatever resources available to compete on the international scene. My main focus is not Zimbabwe, I’m focusing beyond borders,” he said, but hastened to add that he will always represent Malawi in whatever he does.
“I will always carry the Malawi flag with me. I love music and it’s a talent I have. If I’m going places my identity will always be with me,” he said.