Reggae music stars Black Missionaries will release the first two singles from their long-awaited Kuimba 10 album next Monday, band leader Anjiru Fumulani told The Nation yesterday.
According to Fumulani, the two singles that will be released next week are Sindingakwanitse and Mwankana, both recorded at Active A Studio in Blantyre’s Ndirande township by Amos Mlolowa.
“We are also recording a couple of songs with Ussy Uganda at his studio in Bangwe,” said the lead vocalist.
He further confided that the two singles will be released alongside two videos on the same day.
“For the first time, we will also release the videos of the songs on the same day. We feel it is time to progress and do something different,” he said.
With Kuimba 10, the Black Missionaries have maintained the Kuimba trademark which was started by the band’s founder Evison matafale when he launched Kuimba 1 in 2000.
“Like we have always said, we cannot change the title from Kuimba because this is our tribute to Matafale. So, we will continue with the Kuimba series until the end,” said Fumulani.
“Listeners will notice that we have put in more effort in this album because we felt we had to progress in terms of creativity. We want to meet people’s expectations but also grow as a band,” he said.
According to the musician, Sindingakwanitse is a love song that follows in the tradition of Black Missionaries serenades.
“Sindingakwanitse is basically a person telling their lover that they cannot live without them, and about how their partner completes and complements them. This is a song dedicated to our fans who love our love songs,” he said.
On the other hand, Mwankana is a spiritual number that tackles the chaos engulfing the world.
“What the song basically says is that all these problems have surfaced because the world has rejected Jesus. That is why there is no love in the world because the world does not want to recognise the son of God,” he said.
Kuimba 10 will be launched at the end of July, according to Fumulani.