Malawi’s reggae-dancehall musician, Trumel, will this Sunday be performing at Ozone Refreshment Centre in Machinjiri, Blantyre, to kick-start his upcoming album promotion tour.
The artist, well known for his songs ‘Let It Go’ and ‘Put Him Higher’, is currently in the studio finalizing his new 12-track album titled “Me and Tha Music” due for release this year.
“As we are preparing for the release of his album we felt we had to showcase to his fans on what to expect from the album,” explains Nde’feyo Entertainment co-director Khumbo Munthali in a statement.
According to Munthali, his singles from the album have received overwhelming response, hence they felt it was right for the fans to sample the new songs live.
“This one of the many promotional shows that we will have before his release. From Blantyre we will go to Lilongwe and other districts,” Munthali says.
Apart from Trumel, some of the country’s reggae- dancehall artists including King Chambiecco, Shozi, Nepman and Riise, are also billed to perform during the Sunday show, which will be hosted by FM 101 Power radio DJ Mphatso Chikalipo, also known as Mr President.
Fans will also have the chance to watch Bucci and Lady Pace, who are famed as R&B and hip-hop artists, respectively, but on this day they will give out full reggae performances.
In an interview with Nyasa Times on Wednesday, Trumel said though he was not good at promising, he believed he would give the people “something out of nothing” during the series of shows lined up.
He said: “I value my fans a lot and it’s high time I give myself to them, I want them to have me as their own. My album will be coming out soon, so I want them to be with me in their homes and wherever they may be through my music.”
Trumel, born Truemale Boniface, recently released a single titled “Reggae is in my veins”, taken from the upcoming album, which he says was tailored to clarify the misconception people have on him as a reggae-dancehall artist.
“I am just a reggae musician am not Rastafarian. My music carries spiritual, love and issues affecting us in our everyday life, so this albumis portraying what I am both as an individual and as an artist,” said the singer, a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church.
Trumel came on the local music scene in 2011 with his popular debut single titled “Let It Go”, before he released other songs such as “Put Him Higher” and “Party (Lalala)”.
His inaugural project, the “Step Ahead” mixtape was released in 2013 under Nde’feyo Entertainment, which signed him in 2012.