For the second time gospel hip-hop artist Suffix has been nominated for an African Gospel Music and Media (Agmma) award in the Best Hip hop/Afro Artist of Excellence category.
Last year, he was nominated and won the Best Video of Excellence for his song Mkazi Wakumwamba.
The awards gala ceremony is held in the United Kingdom.
The news follows another development as the artist is preparing to launch his latest album Before I Sleep at Mbowe in Lilongwe on May 5.
In an interview, Suffix, real name Aubrey Ghambi, said he is excited by the developments.
He said the nomination is an affirmation that he is doing something right.
“My new album is a narrative of a young man [me] who grew up in the ghetto of Chilobwe, Blantyre, through hardships and adversities but still managed to find a way out through hard work, faith and perseverance,” said Suffix.
He said the album is also about honest and hard conversation which Christians avoid and end up hurting ourselves inside or hurting someone else.
“I have just put together things that I have heard or gone through as a person but with a Christian perspective. So Before I Sleep [before I go to bed and the same time before I die] I want to share these issues with my fellow believers,” said the artist.
Commenting on the album launch, suffix manager Bob Phondo said they have decided to hold a free album launch to give many an opportunity to attend.
“We could have organised a paying event but our focus is to celebrate the album,” he said.
Phondo added that this is Suffix’s first album so they would like to involve as many people as possible.
On Suffix’s nomination for an international award, Phondo asked Malawians to vote for the artist.
Some of the songs in the album are Ghetto ndi Nyatwa featuring Sho Baraka, Unspoken Feelings, 12 Hours featuring Saint and Cholinga.
The album has 15 songs.