Patience is a virtue, with hard work, it pays and for rising star Piksy, it has been underlying factor for his music success that has hit a quantum leap in no time.
Piksy, rooted from the Atumwi duo, which disbanded late 2010, might be a household name with chart-topping hit song ‘Unamata’, but remains one of few ego-free artists and not content to sit on his singing and rap laurels.
The singer/rapper has set his eyes on the future with his debut solo album ‘Maso’ [Eyes], set for release this weekend, under the label Nde’feyo Entertainment.
“I would continue my journey in music. Some people might think am on top, but I feel am not there yet. I will still push for it. I would like to be on same level like big artists such as Lucius Banda and have platinum selling albums,” explains Piksy.
Born Evance Zangazanga, Piksy’s solo music career is bound for new twist as he launches the much awaited album, a 12-track work of art yet to plummet him into all-star zone on Saturday afternoon at Robins Park in Blantyre.
‘Maso’, though Piksy’s first as a solo artist, is a continuation of a journey, a stepping stone into the future, new direction and indeed a blueprint that, for ages, people would live to draw inspiration from.
With success as the spinning theme for the recording, it is of no doubt people adopt the well crafted lyrics in the album’s contents to succeed in relationships, careers as well personal lives.
“I have been working on this album for almost a year. I have worked with several producers and some of the tracks were done by myself especially the instruments because am also a producer.
“This is the album that affirms my stand in music because after Atumwi, I nearly quit music before I collaborated with Maskal on ‘Wa CV’ which brought me back in the game,” he explains.
Mostly filled with appealing tracks, which underwrite the main embedded topic ‘self esteem’, the album is a work of several reputable producers in the likes of Percy Manyozo of Pro Pee Records, Uncle Lai of Audio Clinic who produced ‘Ndikhoza’ feat Armstrong and Dan Lu, Ralph Ching’amba on the popular hit ‘Appetiser’, ‘Yabooka’ and ‘Bambo Nyimbo’ feat JJ of Mibawa Band.
“I have also worked with Low Budget on ‘Ponya Mwendo’ and ‘Uncle Short-one’. There’s also Taps Bandawe on it, he has produced a song titled ‘Mphongo’ which promises to be a club banger.”
Some of the songs were produced by Manje of Big Box Music, BFB and UK-based God’s Favorite.
In what could be described as a rare collaboration, Piksy features embattled gospel singer George Mkandawire on a track titled ‘Ochimwa’ as well as Afro hip-hop duo Biriwiri in ‘Moyo’.
He adds: “I have tried to create a variety that is appealing to all generations.”
The scene will be scripted on Saturday at Robins Park, set to be filled with glamour and ecstasy as Piksy who has already won himself a title for his stage mastery, will be unpacking his other side through Maso, showcasing his worthiness to be crowned Airtel Malawi’s brand ambassador.
The event, powered by Airtel Nyimbo and Nde’feyo Entertainment, will bring together a cross selection of other urban artists such as Rina, Daredevilz, Gwamba, Lulu, Dan Lu, Biriwiri, Armstrong and Wendy Harawa.
Maso is a fusion of hip-hop and local flavours which create a crossbreed of music that make Piksy stand in his one territory when it comes to style and compositions.
“It has been my aim to never imitate but set a trend and this is why I do sound as Piksy and nobody else. I would love to be identified as me, and if possible let others emulate my style.
“This is also the reason I chose ‘self-esteem’ as the underlying theme for my album because that is one of topic not covered by a lot of artists,” explains Piksy otherwise known as ‘Langwan’ by his fanatics.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :