ARTIST OF THE WEEK
Urban gospel music is now growing wings at almost the same pace as secular music. Day in day out, various youngsters are venturing into this industry, and are delivering beyond expectations. One of those youngsters is Beuce Africa.
EM’s Lawrence Nachipo has compiled a profile of this gifted gospel machine.
Profile by Lawrence Nachipo
Birth name: Kondwani Wyson Chikalimba
Origin and meaning of the stage name, Beuce Africa; Beuce Africa is a name that comes from a combination of my surnames and. because of that it’s like a real name
Date of Birth; 10 May 1997
Favourite food; Futali
Record label; African Souls
Favourite colour; Blue
Single, or taken? Taken
Area of residence: Area 23, Lilongwe
Apart from music, what do you do for a living? Schooling
Origin of music passion: Started being passionate for music after long time listening to Third Eye’s music then I embarked on developing the sense of craving to come up with my first debut single
Why gospel music of all genres? I was saved through gospel music so as an artist I thought it wise to do the same to other unsaved souls; plus it’s a calling
YOUR MUSICAL BACKGROUND
First professional song: Chimfilika Cha Yahweh
First professional producer: King Duda
First collabo; Kwithu featuring Profound
Best producer(s) you’ve ever worked with; King Duda, and Hhims Jones
Your all time local Malawian gospel artist: Faith Mussa
Favourite local TV presenter: Blak Jak
Hottest urban gospel singer currently (in Malawi): Saxess
Best friend musically; Profound
Favourite drink: Frozy
Pastime activities: Footballing, and Acting
YOUR TAKE ON 265 RAP PODIUM
What do you think needs to be done to promote urban gospel music industry in Malawi?
- We have to be united and treat each other like brothers and sisters of the same family and pushing each other
Given a chance, which Malawian gospel artist would you want to have a collabo with?
- Faith Mussa
Given a chance, where would you want to perform in the world?
- United Kingdom
Which artist (international) would you want to share a stage with?
LET’S TALK SOMETHING PERSONAL
Best friend musically? Profound
What pisses you most, as a person? Being underrated
Dream holiday destination: Ireland
Dream car: Lexus
What’s your favorite chilling spot? Manifest studios
What motivates you every day you wake up? Music
Exceptional talents minus singing: Football and Dancing
As a Gospel artist what do you do to be a good example to your fans?Practicing what i am preaching
What’s the most embarrassing moment you’ve ever encountered as an artist: Being denied to perform at a show while my name was on a poster
The most memorable moment? Sharing the same stage with Suffix for the first time
SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
- Facebook; Kondwani Beuce Chikalimba
- Twitter; @beuceafrica
- Instagram; @beuceafrica