Nigerian musician Nimix has become a hit on the video streaming social media platforms Tik Tok and YouTube with his song titled Chiwaya.
The artist wrote the song as a tribute to the fried chips delicacy locally known as chiwaya when he visited the country. The Nigerian claims the fried chips is one of the most outstanding things that he experienced in Malawi.
Nimix, real name Ojonimini Ejigbo, is trending with the song whose video was shot and produced here in Malawi. In the song, the artist praises the chips that he ate in places such as Bwandilo in Area 47 in Lilongwe.
He said in an interview: “The song is a true life experience of my first visit to Malawi. When I first came to Malawi in 2019, I was picked by a guy called Tchindi, the one who also features in the video.
“After some days he introduced me to Chiwaya at Bwandilo and I fell in love with it. Even when I went back to Nigeria, I was craving for it. Whenever I visit the country, I make sure I visit the chiwaya spot.”
The song was released a fortnight ago, but its video was released on Saturday night. Three days after the release of the video, the song has attracted over 3 800 visits on YouTube.
The Nigerian said he did not expect the song to generate interest like it has done, saying that he did the song more for fun than anything else. The artist said he first came to Malawi in 2019 and has since been to the country over 10 times.
“I love to spend my vacations in Malawi. I enjoy the peace here,” he said.
Nimix has worked with rapper Gwamba and made his first performance during his show at Lilongwe Golf Club in 2019. He also featured in three songs from Gwamba’s previous album and he features in one song from his new album True Independence.
He shared his view of Malawian music: “I have discovered that Malawian musicians are underrated. There is a lot of talent in Malawi. I believe that soon Malawian music will penetrate the international market if the current trajectory is maintained.”
Chiwaya was produced by Zomba-based producer Trappy Beats and Nimix remixed it.
Gwamba said of the artist: “He is a good guy to work with. He is very talented.”