‘Zili ndi iwe’: Maskal launches ‘Umunthu’ Sunday in Blantyre

Silky-voiced crooner Maskal launches his second album Umunthu at Limbe Country Club in Blantyre on Sunday afternoon.

Maskal shot to fame with his debut album Nthawi which contains the hit song ‘Udalire’.

The Access Communications brand ambassador recently fell out with his Nde’feyo Entertainment label but he reckons this has not distracted him from his music.

“That was business and sometimes business deals don’t work out. But this is music and I have put all my energy into making sure that this album impresses,” the told Nyasa Times.

Maskal: New album

Umunthu is billed to be a hit album with the promotional tracks ‘Zili ndi Iwe’ and the manganje-infused ‘Usatope’ already topping charts in the one month since their release.

According to the artist, other stars that are billed to perform at the event include crowd pleasers Black Missionaries, Skeffa Chimoto plus rappers Young Kay and Barry One.

Maskal said he is rwady for the performance and everything is in place for a massive  show come Sunday.

“The hype is really good and I just want those people who will come to the show to get a CD that they have been waiting. They should be the first ones to listen to the other songs and get a chance of going home with an autographed CD,”he said.

Maskal has taken a manganje route in his song ‘Usatope’ to discover his traditional side.

“As an artist, I appreciate the creativity that has defined Malawi for a long time. I just wanted to explore some elements of manganje and give it an urban feel but at the same time maintaining the touch which my fans would relate to easily,” said Maskal of his song ‘Usatope.’

The singjay has not diverged from the theme of his first album, driving the ‘Udalire’ highway as he conveys a similar message in ‘Usatope.’ He pledges his ever-lasting love to the love of his life proclaiming that no place would be too far, no destiny is unreachable as love gives strength to achieve what you want.

“Of course I am inspired by what goes around me and the beauty of music is that a lot of people relate to the songs that I create,” he said.

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