By Stevie Chauluka:
After successfully launching his Solid album at Bar 47 the Grove Pub in Manchester, the United Kingdom, last month, rapper Phyzix— real name Noel Chikolera— is set to launch the album in Malawi this month.
The album will be launched on July 27 at what will be one of the mega free urban music shows to be hosted by a Malawian artist dubbed ‘Ghetto Festival’ to be held at Zingwangwa Secondary School Ground in Blantyre.
“It is a free-of-charge show because we are giving back to the community and we would, therefore, like to maximise our reach.
“We want every young person to patronise the show in order to fulfill our theme of partnering the youth for development. People should expect nothing but the best as we will be showcasing new talent. This will be an amazing experience with performances from both established and upcoming artists in the country. People should expect fireworks,” Phyzix said.
He said the show is called ghetto festival because he is partnering young artists from the ghetto and the event will also be held in the ghetto.
“The other reason is that I started my career in the ghetto. So, we would like to motivate ghetto youths. The message is that anything is possible. We are also showcasing and nurturing ghetto talent by providing youths with a platform where they can be seen,” he said.
The event will be held under the theme ‘Youth as Development Partners’.
Meanwhile, over 50-up-and coming artists have been lined up to perform at the show.
“The artists that will be loved by the people will win a recording deal with the record label Its only Entertainment,” he said.
Apart from the show in Blantyre, Phyzix also said they were planning for other show in Lilongwe Mzuzu City.
Some of the artists on the line up include Gwamba, Janta, Slessor, Kell Kay among others.