Mzuzu-based R&B singer Trueth JJ is the one behind a Tumbuka rendition of Justin Bieber’s Sorry.
Many Malawians are sharing Tumbuka version titled ‘Nkhupepeska’ through Whatsapp messaging app and other mobile messaging app including Facbeook
The song has sparked social media interest in Malawi and won praised from top gospel musician Patience Namadingo for his “grand voice.”
“Nkhwenera ine kupepeska, panyake vilipo ivo nkhananganga, nanga wuli nkhumanya chala ivo tatondanisya muchitengwa, nkhukutemwa na mu tima wose, nkhukhumba chala kuti tilekane,” sounds the Tumbuka version of ‘sorry’ hitting the chorus of “I’ll take every single piece of the blame if you want me to. But you know that there is no innocent one in this game for two I’ll go, I’ll go and then you go, you go out and spill the truth.Can we both say the words and forget this?”
Commenting on the Tumbuka version, Namadingo is quoted in the local press saying Trueth JJ “has all what it takes to be called an artist.”
Said Namadingo: “When I first listened to his Tumbuka version of Sorry, I developed goosebumps, confirming that his voice is powerful. “
Born Justice James Nyondo, Trueth JJ is a Mzuzu-based singer born on 27 Decenber 1996 in Chitipa.
He is currently pursuing his secondary studies at Masambiro Private School in Mzuzu.
Namadingo sauid Trueth JJ is “the next big thing” on Malawi’s urban music industry.