Zathu Band declares dominance with Sitigonja

Following the release of yet another banger ‘Sitigonja’, it is now officially undebatable that the Zathu phenomenon is not dying anytime soon. Zathu is here to stay.

Zathu Band members chilling
Zathu Band after shooting the final scene
Zathu Band rehearses a scene

On Monday, 24th July, the youthful Band released ‘Sitigonja’ audio and video.

‘Sitigonja’ is the second in a series of narrative music videos released and follows the single, ‘Zimatere Zimatere’ which was released earlier this year.

According to a statement, ‘Sitigonja’ music video follows Zathu Band as they try to find their way to a special photoshoot.

“They encounter numerous difficulties along their journey but work together to overcome them; challenging assumptions and stereotypes as they go,” reads the statement in part.

The statement further added, “The song is the latest single and music video released by Zathu, a Malawian youth brand launched this April. ‘Sitigonja’ is performed by the Zathu Band; whose sound is totally unique. Their music fuses traditional Malawian music with modern instruments, arrangements and vocal production, creating a sound that is at once fresh, upbeat and distinctly Malawian.”

The Zathu Band is made up of Zathu’s six main characters: Annetti [The Survivor], T-Reel [The Arrogant One], Mphatso [The Strong One], JP [The Sensitive One], Xander [The Good Guy] and Chikondi [The Dreamer]. These six characters also appear in a radio drama that forms part of
Zathu Pa Wailesi, a radio show aired on Saturday on MBC2 at 5pm, and on Sunday on Zodiak at 1:30pm. The show is hosted by the brilliant Lily Banda and DJ Goxy.

Aside from the Zathu Band’s music and hit drama, the show includes:  music from other leading Malawian and international artists; the chance for audiences to be heard in the feature ‘Timve Kwa Inu’; and advice from Zathu’s Gogo, who answers young people’s questions on topics from puberty to friendship. Young people can SMS Gogo questions on 0888353535 or 0999353535.

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