Malawi’s urban music anthem Chipapapa has slipped by a step into fourth position of Trace Music African Chart having established citizenship on third position a fortnight ago.
The song which was done by Malawi’s high profile rapper Tay Grin featuring 2baba from Nigeria, went all the way from being the country’s top hit to the continent’s phenomenon.
Its visuals which have been a marvel to watch, leaves it among top ten videos in Africa. The Nyau King has expressed dissatisfaction over the demotion.
Yesterday on Facebook he went as far as joking about visiting his home district, Dowa, for some good luck charms.
“Chipapapa is #4 as of tonight. Ine ndi pita kumudzi kwathu ku DOWA. Tikonze zimenezi. Need your help guys let’s keep voting,” wrote Tay Grin.
Chipapapa was and remains destined for the top spot just like any other video in the chart, if and only if people continue to vote in large numbers to keep it in the chart.
It is just a matter of getting the most votes if it is to rule Africa, a possibility which is very much alive.
When Chipapapa made it into the top three a fortnight ago, Grin expressed a word of gratitude to his fans in an exclusive interview with Malawi24.
He thanked them for the overwhelming support which he also need in the meantime to overturn tables.
“I want to thank all my fans for the massive support, you have taken Chipapapa to greater heights. Don’t tire we have more work to do. Your voices are being heard that’s why we are number 3. Let’s get to number one and make history together,” said Tay Grin.
The Blantyre based artist lays down doubts as he maintains that with massive backing Chipapapa will claim the chart’s pole position.
He believes in Malawians as having the capability to unite for a good cause.