Most gospel musicians in the country do not have the talent that would enable them to lead a church.
But for Reverend Baxton Maulidi of St Paulâ€™s CCAP Church in Chiwembe, Blantyre, singing and leading the church are part of his life.
Apart from being a church minister, the reverend is also a well known gospel musician who released his first album in 2011.
Maulidi said this week that when God has given you something to do, you do it to the best of your ability.
“My gospel music talent was given to me by God and I donâ€™t sweat to compose songs. I can compose songs while driving and slowly the song is completed. I regard gospel music as part-time work, but my main call is stewardship. I do music because I am talented,” he said.
Maulidi believes that everybody has their own identity in music reflected by the way they sing.
“People would think that I have been singing with Paul Banda, but at no point in my life have I worked with him. I regard this tune as my best ever and promise to continue with it unless God says otherwise,” he said.
Mauludi says his music talks about what happens in everyday life.
“I give solutions to the problems faced by people,” he said.
Maulidi started gospel music at the age of 12 with his late brother, Yuda Maulidi, singing during church service.
“I would like to stress here that there is power in gospel music and it penetrates our lives. I urge people to cling on to Jesus even in difficult situations,” he said.
Maulidiâ€™s first DVD album, Mvetsetse, has ten songs. Currently, he is working on the second album which should be out early next year.