Malawi-born – Onesimus Muzik – has made quite a name for himself in South Africa since 2012. Onesimus released his debut gospel album in December 2015, which got amazing reviews with him performing all over the African continent. On the 31st of December 2017, Onesimus performed to a sold out crowd at the FNB Stadium, ushering in 2018. And as 2018 began, the gifted artist has some new music he is ready to share with his fans. “I Need You” is a new single by Onesimus, which was performed for the first time at Cape Town Fashion week, and was received well by The Fashion and Media. Soon to be available on all music platforms! Keep your eyes fixed on Onesimus, this is his year.
He also admitted that he hardly celebrated Valentine’s Day, but was not opposed to the day and its significance.
“I am always working on Valentines Day, performing somewhere, so I never actually celebrate it. However, if I had the time, I would. It’s a great day to celebrate your loved one – but that does not only have to happen on this day. Love is an everyday celebration. I remember back in school, we would send love letters and buy roses for the people we liked or had a crush on.To do that, I had to save money for weeks. Things have changed now,” he said.
In August last year, Ntando released Mayibuye, an album that took him a year to put together after a four-year break.
“That album was like a lifesaver for me, so much changed with that album and its actually been amazing since its release. You know, I have been in this for a long time, I have seen people come and go, people rise and fall and there was a time in my career where things were really difficult. I released an album in 2013 and that did terribly – so to have been able to get back in studio and put Mayibuye back and to have to do great, is a blessing,” he said.
He also said that he was back in studio and had already recorded two new songs for his new album.
“I am very excited to be working on a new album. I don’t want to be in a position I have been in in the past where I have long breaks before releasing new music. With this album, I am trying something new, I am letting other people write the music.
“In the past I have written all my songs. So far I am loving having a collaboration with the music writing,” he said.
The musician said the album would contain realistic stories.
“It’s going to be very different to my previous album, the topics are going to be different.
“It’s great to sing about love and the beautiful aspects of it, but will I still be loved when I am old and grey? Will my partner still want to be with me after we go through troubles? These are the types of things this album will be about,” he said.
Although no release date has been confirmed, Ntando wants it to come out later this year and he will continue promoting Mayibuye.
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