NEWS | MUSIC | BE ON THE LOOK OUT
By Blessings Chitekwere
Jay Extra, an afro fusion artist says he is finally releasing his debut Extended Playlist (EP), Relax anytime this year, five years after being crisscrossing from gospel to secular in the music cycles.
The artist, real name, Bikorimana Egide Isidore confided to Entertainment Malawi that he is happy to be a ‘musician’ five years after entering the professional world of music.
“My EP is telling those who are in love to relax and enjoy their love life. In some songs, I am expressing about the good life I wish to live without worries. I’m super excited that finally I am a professional musician,” he confided.
The artist, who has Burundian traits, ventured into the music industry in 2015 as a gospel artist while at Dzaleka Secondary School in Dowa.
A year later, he switched to secular music after a successful show sponsored by Plan Malawi International.
He saw light in his musical journey.
“The Arts Club management in Dzaleka recruited me soon after the show organized by Plan Malawi International where I impressed. The club could give me topics on which I could compose songs. This was the time I switched from gospel to secular music because my promoter is basically into secular music- but I am still a full time Christian who values God in everything,” he enlightened.
Xtra has been one of the headliners at the famous Tumaini annual festival for the past two years the festival has been running in the country. The musician also disclosed that he also participated at Rejoice Festival in 2019. He clinched the Under-16 Music Segment award in the year 2016 under the sponsorship of the Arts Club.
His latest release is a single titled One more time in which he features Bee Jay-and was released on April 10 this year.