Former Black Munthu member Mwembe Chulu has released a new album, seven years since going solo. The 33-year-old musician, who together with Leo Bweupe emerged on the local music scene under Mondo Music label in 1998, says the 13-song album will be on the market this month.
“I finished working on my second solo project which will be on the market this month and people should look out for it,” he said. The album comprises the songs ‘Teine Chinondo’, ‘Ichibebe’, ‘Afuna Kuziba’, and ‘Ukutangila Tekufika’ which talks about HIV/AIDS as well as ‘Headache’, the album’s title track. The album is currently receiving good air play on radio stations.
Chulu, who also plays guitar and piano, says his first solo album came out three years ago and that the current one is about issues affecting the community as well as mature love life. He describes the music as Kalifunku, which is a combination of Kalindula and Infunkuntu. The album features the likes of Orga Kent of the Orga family, Boyd Sage, and Felingo. In addition, Chulu said his album was produced by Jerry Fingers, Jerry D and Trick Star.
Chulu, a businessman, advised upcoming artistes to not just sing for the sake of singing.
“One has to have talent in order to venture well,” he urged.