Malaika Sekunjalo profile download
Discography: Malaika and Vuthelani
Producers: Guffy, Malaika, Spikiri, DJ Christos
Record Label: SONY BMG
Malaika releases yet another masterpiece album called Sekunjalo, as they tackle social themes and love songs in a soulful lilt that has come to be known as their signature with a diversity that comes from a contribution by different producers while still having worked with their original producer. This is not something new from this talented group, if you may recall with their past two albums Malaika has done incredibly well, the fact that they managed to scoop the following awards Best Group Revelation-Kora Awards 2004, Best Group-Metro FM Awards 2004, Metro FM Best Afro Pop Album in 2004, Best Selling Album-SAMA, Best Popular Video- Channel O in 2005.
This suffice to say that their achievements are a great assurance proving that there was still a lot more to be expected from the amazing trio. The time is now, and it will be mezzo tinted by the title of Malaika’s new album Sekunjalo.
The 16 track album consists of the following songs: Sekunjalo - a message to Africans, “It is the time to rise together and unite as one and show the rest of the world we can work together to bring peace in Africa”. We bakithi! - a very powerful touching song, lamenting on the suffering of Mother Africa’s children, including poverty, woman and child abuse, crime, HIV/AIDS. Africa has experienced enough violence it also have a very strong message of hope. Uyamemeza - is a sing along gospel song. Also featured is a collaboration with the late popular star Jabu Khanyile on Kiss Kiss – encourages affection between couples.
Don’t stop believing originally done by Wendy Oldfield –a beautiful love song well rendered by the belle Tshedi the only female member in the group with an incredible voice. Also other love songs which feature on this album are Thando lwami, Best of me will sit well with a more mature audience, thanks to the meaningful lyrics because love can be beautiful when you have someone that loves and take care for you.
The rest of the songs that will keep the outgoing, vibrant crowd dancing non-stop are songs like Loketo- meaning shake what your mama gave you in Lingala, a Congolese language, Kwakumnandi- a groovy beat song that reminisce about the good old days both the songs are happy songs and set to put you in a party mood. Another song Bambino - is a sing along jam which includes Zulu, Xhosa, English and Portugese.
Dakota produced by Mandla Spikiri and Rumba Produced by Christos are also sure to be burning the charts.
Last but not least there is a song called Set me free-this song will have fans to sing along and it sure to rock the nightclub scene and radio stations.
2008 July 14 marks the passing away of our brother, collegue, friend, the beloved Jabulani Ndaba. May his soul rest in peace. Malaika is now comprised of two members: Matsediso Mholo and Bongani Nchang.