By Harold Kapindu
The COVID 19 restrictions have taken a toll on artists’ welfare across the globe, Malawi is no exception.
The crisis has prompted artists to get creative and find ways of keeping their fans entertained.
It is against this background that Christian rap artist, Suffix has been streaming events on his Facebook page where he would also interact with fans.
Recently, Suffix on Sunday, 30th August also performed live on Mibawa TV.
“We are no longer allowed to do concerts. It’s been close to 5 or 6 months now. But, people still need to be entertained whilst in their self quarantine zones,” Suffix said in an interview.
“Smooth Touch Promotions then approached me and my colleague KBG. They reached out to Mibawa TV and pitched the idea of having a Hip Hop artist on their platform,” he said.
Smooth Touch Promotions director Naomi Chibwe said the performance engaged the youths in their language.
“The bible says those people were all able to hear in their own language. We feel the youths also need the word in their language which is Hip Hop or R&B,” Chibwe observed.
Suffix’s performance was supported by Vj Ice as a DJ, Farhai the drummer and Matthew on the keyboard.
This year, he has so far released “Drowning” feat GD, “Ndizichita” feat Beracah and “Yobwata” feat Faith Mussa.