NEWS | MUSIC
By Our Contributor
One of the country’s crème de la crème in urban gospel music, Faith Mussa is set to release Mdidi album next month, EM can reveal.
The album will have 11 tracks plus a bonus track and is to be launched on the 4th of August at Bingu National Convention Center in Lilongwe.
According to Faith, after the launch, he is also going to have shows in all corners of the country.
“Through these shows, we just want to give back to our fans and appreciate the support they have given us so far. We will also have free shows in several districts after the launch.” Says he.
And as one way of promoting the album, the Mdidi hit maker has released two songs, ‘Selefoni’ and ‘He fights for me’ last Saturday, the 7th of July.
Faith describes ‘Selofoni’ as a piece which brings the reality of how social media is making society antisocial.
Describes he, “Sadly families are breaking apart, and the church has not been spared…all courtesy of this otherwise important gadget,” he reveals.
In ‘He fights for me’, the gifted musician has roped in revered saxophonist, Mtali Shaka Banda.
He fights for me, according to Faith, “Is a song of victory based on Psalm 23. It just recognises the great work that the Lord has done in our lives. It’s a testimony which am sure many people share. The aim of the song was simply to bring such testimonies to life.”
The Mdidi star says people should expect wonderful melodies and a creative blend of such melodies with Malawian sounds.
“I call it Malawian sounds because I love to use items we trash in everyday lives to make music; from zigubu, to makasu okutha, to zitini. In addition, I have my favourite instrument which is called the “badza” the Malawian Saxophone.”
He adds that people should expect to hear the beautiful music from this instrument in Selofoni and other songs in his album.
Faith’s music will be available for downloads on his website, www.faithmussa.com and other local music downloading sites.