By Blessings Kaunda
Mzuzu, May 21, Mana: Malawi Afro Pop artist based in South Africa says he is set to release his Extended Play next month.
In an in interview from Blue Moon Studio in South Africa, Kali- Chie whose real name is Aubrey Kalipinde Chibaya said he was expected to release his EP last month April but everything came to stand still due to the COVID-19 pandemic that led to lockdown in South Africa.
“COVID-19 has disturbed all my plans in as far as this EP is concerned. My expectation was to release this EP in April but because of the lockdown, I was unable to do it,” said Kali-Chie.
He said the theme of his EP is love emanating from his life experience.
“This title came in because I was once a victim of love. I might say that I am a kind of person who faced it. I was once treated badly and that made me feel not loved then the loneliness engulfed me,” he said.
He added that he is aware that a lot of youth out there go through hard times and it is only music with love massage which can comfort them and change their way of doing things.
“I am conversant of how loneliness changes the mood of an individual who was at one time loved.
“Several young people have ended up committing suicide. In view of this, I have thought of sharing with them that one can feel relieved when listening to music of my kind.
“After having a feel of love that is why I composed songs of life related stories and all I consider in my composition is that I should not lose a life of a young person just because of depression,” Kali-Chie added.
Kali-Chie is from Thyolo District. He did his primary school at Chirimba Primary School and Chisoka before being selected to Luchenza Secondary School in 2006.