South African-based Malawian R n B/ Raggae female singer Bertha Chiumia, also popularly known as Queen B has revealed that she is set to release her album “Don’t waste my time” this year.
In a telephone interview with Nyasa Times on Sunday from her base in South Africa, Queen B said the album, which will have seven songs was recorded by Ralph Ching’amba at Ralph Recording Studio in Johannesburg.
Queen B said she has taken her time to come up with the album.
“ You need to give people quality material worth their money ,” she stated.
Some of the songs in the album include, wa chi Malawi and Don’t waste my time, You know it already, Things will never be the same, Never say never, Osamalonjeza and Mwachikondi chanu,
In wachi Malawi, the song talks about love and deceit, where a man who once swore to love his girl friend changed his mind to marry someone in another country leaving her girl heartbroken.
Listening to her music, there is sagacity of originality and creativity, a touch of ownership, difference and uniqueness in a genre, dominated by men, across the globe.
Born in Kasungu district, Queen B said she knows the road is not easy because she has to prove her worth to the Malawian music lovers.
“Since I started music, response from people has always been encouraging. Only that l was not taking music seriously until when l went to South Africa where some people encouraged me to put an extra gear,” she said.
She added: “A few years from now, I want to see myself getting far . More people should be motivated with my music. I want to change the perception of people that if you a woman ventures into music she is a prostitute. This is just a career. People should remove that mindset because female musicians are like every woman, who is also working in a certain career,” said Queen B.