ARTIST OF THE WEEK
Late last year, EM was carrying out bit-by-bit updates of Miss Malawi Cape Town 2017. Well, 26th December came, and went. But for those who witnesses the event, the pageant aside, scintillating performances most notably from Malawi’s own Afro-urban Artist, Mosp H left many yearning for more.
He was out of this world. No wonder, he was crowned the best live performance Act and won himself a free recording session with Space sound studios down town Cape.
EM caught up with him to dig deeper into his musical background.
- Birth Name; MOSES MOSPHRAINE MLENGA
- Date of Birth: 1st March 1993
- Meaning of the name Mosp H; MOSPH is just a short form of my middle name, Mosphraine
- Single/Taken/ or Complicated? Taken
- Favourite meal: Nsima with Fish
- Favourite colour: Blue
- Music aside, how else do you eke a living? I’m Still doing school at Zanokhanyo Networks; and I also do some part time jobs
YOUR LIFE AS A MUSICAL ARTIST
- Genre of Music: Afro
- Record label: Non but just I’m just attached to Merchants Empire, as a group; not a record label
- Origin of passion in music: Way back, I think when I was around ten years old
WHO IS WHO ON YOUR MUSICAL LIST?
- First professional song: Udzikhululuka
- First producer: Haswel HP
- First collabo: Vuto Lawina; a collabo with Jakho Buzara
- Who is ruling the M-Dubz rap industry? Macelba
- Favorite international urban music artist?………….R-KELLY
- Who is ruling the M-dubz urban music in RSA?……..The game is 50 -50
- All time best producer you have ever worked with?………EDDIE BARGER
- Best friend musically? Spyrus & Jakho Buzara, Tactic, Chattie, Czar, the list is endless
- Whom would you want to have a collabo with? Gwamba, and/or Mwanache
YOUR TAKE ON 265 RAP PODIUM
From your observation, who nailed it musically in 2017 (in Malawi urban music)? Macelba
Whom (which Malawian urban artist) do you think will ‘kill’ it in 2018? Macelba
Musically (urban music), are we there yet? We’re getting there
Of late, many promising urban artists are flocking to RSA for various reasons. Is this healthy for our musical industry?
- It’s ok and nice, at least when they’re in RSA, they always return home somehow good and successful and are helping a lot to the music industry i.e let’s talk of the likes of Gwamba. We can all see a big change after he came back from RSA, and we can see how he is giving his all to music. Let it be noted that all that sudden change happened after his visit to SA…not forgetting Dan Lu who had a lot of collabos with different international artists after his visit to RSA…talk about the likes of Tay Grin who is always giving us the best videos which are mostly featuring different South African artists. So yeah, RSA is a land of opportunity for all of us!
Any differences between how music is managed in RSA, and in Malawi?
- Big difference way too big; at least SA is promising
Any embarrassing moment you have ever encountered as a musical artist?
- “Niqqa yo music sucks!” I still remember those words uttered to me by a producer while I was trying my best to make it; I’ll never forget it!
Any memorable moment?
- Many of them. Memorable and inspiring moments always arise upon meeting people and they start telling me about how a certain song of mine gives them hope and courage but them not knowing that I am the artist behind that inspiration. “Just wish I’d meet the niqqa who killed that track mayne! ” Such sentiments keep me speechless and inspire me to do more. I always smile and walk away, impressed.
Assuming you are to wed today, who would be your best man? Grey Masiyano (Chattie B)
What’s your dream holiday destination?………Mayne I love my country. M-Dubz
Favourite chilling spot in Cape Town………..Anywhere where my family and friends are. I’m not a lone ranger. I like being in the company of either my friends or my family
Any dreams of coming back shortly? Nuh hell no! I can’t mention the words “coming back” nuh! but just visiting, yeah! But not staying for good
Dream car: Any wheels that will take me from one place to the other, I’ll opt for it ‘cause you know the technology is always cumin’ all day, so, anything goes with me, as long as it has wheels, I can jump into it!
Compiled by Gibson C Kamanga