Malawi’s reggae power house the Black Missionaries popularly known as ‘Ma Black’ are ready to invade the capital city Lilongwe with the launch of their new album Kuyimba 10 at Lilongwe Golf Club this Sunday.
The Chileka based Band Leader Anjiru Fumulani said the new album is the best ever they have produced.
“We are very prepared for the launch, this is our special moment and I promise all the fans that the show will be very different from the rest. This is the best album so far from us, the unique thing is that we have a new producer,” said Fumulani in an interview with Nyasa Times.
For the first time, the multi-talented Chizondi Fumulani, a young brother to Anjiru has been involved in some of the songs as a lead vocalist.
The taste of Chizondi’s partially commanding voice is in songs such Mr Boss Man and High Grade.
“The surprise in this new album does not end there as we have also featured Annie Matumbi in Moyo Wanga and for the first time we have female backing vocals in four songs.
“As people used to know that in most of our songs we used to have Yanjanani Chumbu as our backing vocalist, this time around we have used a Mr Chimkango,” he said.
The group made up of vocalists Anjiru Fumulani and Yanjanani Chumbu, keyboardists Chizondi Fumulani and Gift Thugo, drummer Paul Chokani, bass guitarist Peter Amidu and lead guitarist Takudziwani Chokani faces a challenge of maintaining the standard that late Evison Matafale started.
The group has managed to remain united to this day but despite being among the top bands in the country, they still have fallen short in growing their brand.
They among others need to create a music empire and this includes investing heavily in equipment and owning their own studio. They also have to start penetrating international music festivals to sell their brand which is known all over in the country.