Celebrated Malawian rapper, Tay Grin, has expressed his interest to work with different artists in the country to help push Malawi’s music on the international scene.
Tay Grin, who just won a Beffta Award as the Best International African Act, said this in an interview with the BBC Radio Northampton in the UK.
“Malawi is a country filled with talent. A lot of guys [are] working hard to get their music out there. I will be working with different local artists to help push Malawi music on the international scene,” said the rapper. “I’d like to see Malawian artists get the same recognition [am getting].”
During the interview with the BBC’s Mark Dean, Tay Grin spoke about his music, how he fuses traditional beats from the Nyau Tribe from central Malawi (where he comes from) and modern day hip-hop, and how the music he does has helped him win hearts out there, putting Malawi on the map.
He went on to say young people should be proactive to use the talents they have to help develop their nations and the African continent as a whole.
Said Tay Grin: “This is Africa’s time, not just music, but businesses and development. So many great things will be coming out of Africa and as young people we need to be part of this”.
The award winning rapper, who is also known as the Nyau King, went further to announce he will soon be releasing a new song titled “Killa” which features Nigerian singer/rapper Orezi. The song, a lively party jam, was premiered on the show and was played twice.
“Killa” comes off Tay Grin’s third album which he is working on. He dropped the first single off the yet-to-be-titled project a couple of months ago, titled “The Beach” whose video was also nominated for the Befftas in the “Best Music Video” category.
Tay Grin is in the UK where he went to attend the Beffta Awards where he also performed on 26 October, which was followed by his second show in Dublin, Ireland, in a concert dubbed “hip-hop night” five days later.
Meanwhile, the Malawian rapper is scheduled to perform in Northampton this weekend.
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