Probably the best rap duo of the moment, The King’s Rifles commonly known by the acronym TKR on Saturday delivered another wow performance at the recently held African Fashion Festival in Lilongwe.
The performance comes just a few months after their debut at Lake of Stars Discovery in Nkhata Bay.
TKR member, Kananji has described the group’s music journey as a roller coaster having released their debut album “Love and Revolution” on 20th May 2019.
Performing at Lake of Stars and African Fashion Festival is unbelievable. What we’ve really enjoyed is the connection people from everywhere. At each show we notice that more and more people are telling us how much of an impact it’s making in their lives. That’s been the best part of this whole experience, people connecting with our message.
“The performances were a lot of fun we were happy to introduce our sound and message to a new audience and the feedback was great. African Fashion Festival was exceptional it was great to see the the extraordinary talent that Africa’s designers have to showcase,” he said.
TKR was among the local acts at Lake of Stars Discovery that shared the stage with regional and International superstars namely Moon Child Sanelly and Amanda Black.
“The performance was incredible. We wanted to show the audience a unique story and I think we achieved that. The audience’s energy really amplified the whole experience. We cant thank them enough,” Kananji explained.
According to Kananji, the group’s objective is to bring the real Malawian story to the people in a Hip Hop format.
The King’s Rifles is a group formed in 2018 comprised of SoulAmp Entertainment artists Phi-Ella, King Kananji and Bassik.
The group was formed as a result of the members passion to make commentary of the sociopolitical situation in Malawi, Africa and globally.
“We felt that few of our contemporaries were tackling these issues and felt it was important that something be said. That’s when we decided to make the “Love and Revolution” project to address issues we felt were being ignored,” Kananji revealed.
photo credit: Kondwani Jere