By Victoria Milanzi

 

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-A veteran artist in the country Soldier Lucius Banda says the music industry in Malawi is doing well as there has been improvement in the quality of music productions.

 

In an interview with this reporter Banda said there has been an improvement and most artists are striving  to come up with quality music.

 

“There has been a tremendous improvement on the production quality a lot of artist are striving to come up with better quality of music and videos,” he said.

 

He added that the only problem remaining is piracy as musicians are only able to make  money when they do live shows and for them to reach a point of a crowd they have to be very famous so that they are able to attract more audience and for one to be famous they need to have their records played on radio.

 

The veteran artist further said that at the moment Malawi music industry is doing well and is having better competition and good quality videos.

 

“2018 has been a good year there is a lot of new music that has come out and we are able to see a shift from our country music to urban music we are noticing though we country artists are also fighting   to stay in the game”, he explained.

 

According to Banda, a number of artists are doing well as the sand festival and the lake of stars had Malawian artists featured which shows Malawi music industry is doing well.

 

Sir Lucius Banda has advised Malawian artists to get out there and become international stars.

 

“We are tired of watching Nigerians,Tanzanians and Zambians breaking through in the international market in a big way, we are ragging behind, 2019 is the year we should fight to get to international standards,” he said.

 

He concluded by thanking all his fans for their support.

 

However, 2018 has seen the blossoming of a Gospel artist Shammah vocalz who has had his song ‘No reverse’ enjoying air play in different radio stations as well as local hubs like weddings.

 

In August this year year Shammah flew to Uganda for Daily video shoot with the country’s internationally recognised dancers the Ghetto kids.

 

The Malawi Gospel music starlet has also been nominated in the UMP awards.

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