ARTIST OF THE WEEK
MAKING URBAN GOSPEL MUSIC LOOK SO EASY
By Langson Kalua Junior
Urban gospel music is now one of the trend setters in M-Dubz. In the books of urban gospel music locally, it could be incomplete if Suffix’s name could be skipped. He is amongst the elite club that has redefined the genre.
Lyrically blessed, Suffix is no ordinary rapper. He is amongst the top top urban gospel rappers currently. So, how did he ventured into the industry? What’s his insight about urban music in general? Well, let’s take a ride.
Birth name: Aubrey G. Ghambi
The meaning and origin of Suffix: I failed to pronounce “Suffix when I was in form 3, so folks started teasing me by calling me *Sufix* as in SU not SA
Date of birth: 27th Aug
Life outside music: I am a holder of Bachelor’s degree in Economics, I am Working as an Accountant/Bookkeeper for Young life Malawi Organization
Record label: None
Origin of your passion in music: Started rapping around the year 2010 when I was in form 4 at Chiradzulu secondary school.
Favorite drink – Cocopina
Favourite meal – Rice and beef
Favourite hide out: Church, home, My pastor’s/Liwu’s/Kbg’s place
Best friend – I have a circle of like 6 people (my pastor, Liwu, KBG, chapterz, mistagray, little sister)
Song of the moment in local urban music -Illuminati by Eli Njuchi
WHO’S WHO ON YOUR LIST?
First producer – Wico Justice (Chilobwe)
First professional song – Ulendo wa kumwamba
First collabo – Ndazizura remix feat Keim
Best producers ever worked with -Dj Sley, GD, Keim
Best studio – dare devils’ Lo Budget Records, Stich Fray’s & Chit chat
Best television show locally – Fresh On zodiak
Most trending local urban artist locally – currently Shammah vocal
Favourite international urban music artist -Lecrae
Favourite local videographer – Vj ice
All time local urban music guru – Lulu
Whackest urban music artist of all time – none
Which local Malawian artist would you want to have a collabo with? –Wambali Mkandawire
Which international artist would you want to have a collabo with? –Lecrae
Dream country to perform? – US
Dream holiday destination –Dubai
Dream car? BMW
What makes you unique?: God
New year resolutions 2019: I feel like I am dropping another project and impacting more lives.
Can one take Malawi urban music as a serious career (just like the way it is in other countries) – it depends on one’s seriousness.
Most memorable moment in life as an artist? – My first music project launch (D.O.S mix tape) at CU when I was at Catholic University.
Most embarrassing moment? -My first performance in Zambia when I went off the beat on stage and the mic went off.
In one word:
How do you describe yourself? – Believer
Your reaction to Anatha song by Seven-0-More -the last verse especially the part he said “tonse tizatha”
- That was on point, just shows how nothing lasts forever but GOD
How do you rate your music – I let people speak for me when they listen
Social media handles
- Facebook – suffix
- Twitter – @suffixMw
- Instagram – @suffix_mw