Starting a new year on a high note means a couple of different things altogether. In music circles, it may mean throwing a bash on new year’s eve or perhaps releasing a new song, something that Soldier Lucius Banda has done.
Lucius Banda welcomed the new decade and year 2020 with the release of his single on 1st January. Following the veteran’s footsteps were The King’s Rifles (TKR), Phyzix, Scrafoc, Abatiya as well as rapper C-Scripture announcing his album.
TKR started off year 2020 with their weekly doze of sweet sixteens “Ratatouille” sessions which comes on every Saturdays.
Rapper Phyzix, perhaps last year’s most bullied local celebrity on social media with some quarters going as far as likening the rapper to the newspaper cartoon, Ayobe dropped “Makofi” featuring Dare Devilz.
Interestingly, what was intended to be an artistic response to his social media critics has been twisted, making it seem like its a diss song targeting fellow rapper Fredokiss.
The back story is that Phyzix and Fredokiss have been at loggerheads, fighting for supremacy in the music industry. Apparently, the beef was quashed and later resurfaced over a purported Fredokiss social media post mocking Phyzix for missing out at the 2019 UMP music awards.
Also, “Makofi” has attracted a storm of reactions as it features Dare Devilz, a duo which is also affiliated to Fredokiss. Surprisingly, the duo is equally stunned as to how the song has turned out to be a diss song aiming at their childhood friend and business partner.
On a positive note and contrary to public perception, ECG Church choir member, South African based singer Scrafoc has also released afro pop song “Folo Me” glorifying God’s luxury gifts on believers.
“Folo Me“, according to the singer, is a song inspired by Psalms 26 verse 6 which says, “surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever”.
The critically acclaimed hit is apparently a declaration and a prophecy to all listeners to remind and encourage them that there are luxuries, extraordinary miracles and blessings that God has prepared for those who believe.
On 10th January, Abatiya releases a love song based on the trending phrase “Size Yomweyi” featuring Joe Kellz popularly known as “JP” in the popular radio drama, “Zathu pa Wailesi”.
Speaking of 2020 projects, Lilongwe based rhyme slayer C-Scripture has revealed working on a new album with singles scheduled to drop on 6th February.
The C-Scripture project also features Dare Davilz on production as well as on vocals.
Having being honored with a UMP Best Duo of last Decade Award, 2020 seems like a Dare Devilz come back year.