Lufeyo Dzombeâ€™s journey to retain his 2002 fame in music might seem too rough following his failure to secure a contract with top music distributor OG Issah after the release of his new album Changa ndi Chani early this year, but his music continues to attract record companies.
First to be attracted by the talent of the unfazed artist was Gani Chingonda of Gani Records in Falls Estate in Lilongwe last year. Chingonda sponsored the whole recording of the audio, but failed to put enough copies of the album on the market due to financial problems.
With a master copy of the release still rusting on the pending list of albums to be bought at OG Issa, the Wanga Wa Chitonga hit maker has landed another full sponsorship from the newly opened Sound World Records company in Lilongwe.
Speaking when breaking the news to On The Arts on Saturday evening, Dzombe said the music company approached him after listening to his new release and they have signed a contract to release the CD.
“I am happy to inform the nation, particularly my fans, that I have secured sponsorship to put my CD on the market. We are currently finalising talks with the company, but everything is on track,” said Dzombe.
According to the artist, the two sides have agreed to sponsor the release of the CD before the end of the year.
“The contract is broad, we are first putting the CD on the market and after this, we will start shooting the videos. I have already done some videos, so we will just finalise. The contract is boundless because the focus is to ensure the CD and DVD reaches all corners of the country,” says Dzombe pointing out that his shift to the new company has not terminated his relationship with Gani Records.
Since its release, Changa ndi Chani has been the peopleâ€™s favourite on phone-in programmes on most local radio stations. The title track has also enjoyed good airtime on music charts on radios.
Dzombe says he first met the owner of Sound World Records Company Amos Chigwenembe five years ago when the company was just a music recording studio and he was impressed by his work.
Sound World turned into a music company two months ago after buying new studio equipment from Switzerland.