Up-and-coming musician Dyson Mthawanji says he is overwhelmed by the positive feedback for his Tiye music video in which he features songstress Sangie.
The song’s lyrics rotate around the man’s love for his new fiancée as the persona informs his folks in the village that he is no longer single as he has now found a woman to marry.
The reggae song’s first verse goes:
Moni moni agogo kumudziko / Nanga muli bwanji?
Nthenda ya umbeta ndinachira / Mtera ndi mkaziyu
Ondikodola achulukirenji / Koma uyu ndi mbambande
The song’s audio which was released on 31 December 2021 also continues dominating airplay at both national and community radio stations in the country.
Mthawanji’s delay to release the video has paid off as the quality is superb, revealing how advanced local videographers have become.
The music video was produced by Ronald Zeleza popularly known as Ron CZ, and it was shot in Chiradzulu and Thyolo districts.
Ron CZ has previously done several outstanding music videos such as Zoona by Jay Cee featuring Sangie, and Adowana by Patience Namadingo.
Speaking to Malawi24, Mthawanji who is based in Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe, said he is overwhelmed with the positive feedback for his music video from the music lovers in the country.
He added that the music video is also getting more downloads on various online music platforms.
He said: “The song is doing well. Like the audio, people have also received this music video lovingly. I have been monitoring how the music video is trending and I am very happy that it is doing well. People have fallen in love with this song.”
Mthawanji said the positive feedback has energized him to record more songs with good quality.
“This has motivated me to work hard on my next music projects so that I maintain this quality.”
As we went to press, the music video had over 7,000 views on Mthawanji’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rbRhq_1gG8).
Tiye is Mthawnaji debut album although he is not new in arts sector as he also authors fiction books.
His new book is Chiphadzuwa cha Usiku which was published by Montfort Media in Balaka.