Speaking in an exclusive interview with FaceofMalawi, the man behind such hits such as Kwathu ku Ndirande and Bwenzi langa when he was with Kapirintiya said that his first solo album in which he has worked closely with Marko Sadik and Akamwire (then called Fikisa) among other artists will be available on the market in November finally.
The album, titled Solo/The album, has eleven songs and will feature various artists aside Akamwire and Marko Sadik. In the album, C-O has made collabos with other top artists as well that include
Malawiâ€™s number one rapper, Tay Grin, and arguably the best lyricist in recent times, Third Eye, and another musical sensation, Piksy.
On the international scene, C-O partnered with Ghanaian poet Crystal Tettey in the song Linda Madzi while in the song Ruwa rangu (my flower) he partnered with a fellow BBA housemate, Bertha Zakeyo, from Zimbabwe.
Asked on which genre the album has adopted, C-O indicated that the album has a world music touch and it is the journey he has taken.
â€śThe album is a fusion of contemporary urban music but most importantly it is the world music genre that I am creating and it is that path that I am taking,â€ť said the co-ordinator of the Chichiri cultural troupe.
Meanwhile, C-O has dropped yet another single on the album titled Kumadziaore which is a fusion of Rhumba and Manganje â€“ a spectacular rendition and creation of world music which he aims to make his identity.
The album will be launched next year and has been produced by C-O himself with the assistance of Amos Mlolowa aka The Drummer of Mafirika. It has been mixed by Tapps Bandawe of Tapps studios.
The single, Kumadziaore, can be downloaded from the malawi-music site.
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