Blantyre-based Information Technology student MacLuther Mambala who won the Sunbird Search for a Star (SSS) 2014 championship is to begin working on recording and an could be released fearly next year.
The star has now signed a recording deal with Nde’feyo Entertainment as part of his prize for triumphing in the contest besides the K500, 000 cash prize.
Nde’feyo Entertainment director Khumbo Munthali said the star will go into the studio “to begin recording his debut album.”
Munthali said they want the new star to have “proper direction and produce marketable music.”
Nde’feyo has produced three of the country’s successful artists who are now independent, namely Maskal, Piksy and Armstrong (Onesimus).
The label is managing dancehall singer and producer, Trumel, as well as female gospel singer and guitarist Mada Ngoleka.
Mambala outclassed four other contenders namely John Rasta Chiumia, who came second, Taonga Kamanga who finished third, Alipo Mpita and Esther Lewis during the finals.
The youngster won the SSS Season II after he outshined
This year’s edition of the music talent show had 16 contestants who were competing for the ultimate prize.