Wendy Harawa’s new album, which she has titled after her daughter Nalliah, will be hitting the market on 1st April 2017, the raggae music maestro reveals.
The singer is one of the pioneers of raggamuffin music in the country – she is christened the “queen of ragga” in Malawi – and Nalliah is her fourth album following Noah, Hero and Africa, released in 2003, 2004 and 2007, respectively.
“The album is a special dedication to my daughter and all daughters of Malawi and is aimed at encouraging young girls to work hard in their education because education is the only way to a successful future,” explains the performer.
Wendy reveals it has taken her nine years to put out a new album because she was looking after the daughter. According to the singer, the title track was written by her mentor, music icon Lucius Banda, who she has been working with in the promotion of concerts.
“I recorded Africa when I was expecting and took it to myself that I will look after my daughter myself without a maid till she was five, that’s when at least I started to make movements. Later I got more into organising events than the music itself,” she explains.
Wendy adds: “I had to take time on working on this album in order to give my fans that have been faithful to me over the years [and] still supported me the best. Some of the songs were even recorded 4 years ago, with one recorded in 2010.”
Off the project, which has been recorded in Zambia as well as Malawi and features several artists, the singer-songwriter has already released two singles to give her fans what to expect from the full album. The tracks are Ambuye Ndionetseni and Boo Boo Tiye feat Dj Cosmo.
The other artists featured on the album include Zambian dancehall queen Dambisa as well as Hamooba and Leo Muntu.
Meanwhile, Wendy has announced that the album lunch is scheduled to take place on 1st April at the Lingadzi Inn, Mandimu Garden, in the Capital Lilongwe.
She has also disclosed that fans should expected guest performers coming all the way from South Africa and Zambia.
“On the list of main supporting artists we have one top act coming from South Africa, three from Zambia and two from Malawi.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :