Gospel rapper Khetwayo will officially launch his sophomore album Anditsogoza this month-end at the Marquee in Lilongwe.
Ahead of the launch here’s our review on first listen: The album concept is a journey of the rapper with God. He brings powerful message of Gods love, acceptance, repentance. The album has an appeal to the younger generation. It talks directly to the millions of youths about Christ in ways they can relate.The crafting of beats, lyrical selection, order of songs is just amazing.
Here is a track by track break down of the album;
‘Anditsogoza’ featuring Tama opens up talking about Gods guidance.The song of faith towards God in our everyday life.Track arrangement is brilliant as the 2nd track is ‘M’busa Gudu’ a thanksgiving song, Khetwayo details Gods trustworthiness, caring and merciful being. The song features Brenda on the hook bringing her sharp voice, making the song catchy and fun. ‘Ali Approachable’ is the 3rd song which appeals to everyone regardless of what ever burdens them. Khetwayo and Aubrey Wenya are in the service of inviting all those weary of worldly things to the Most High.
With crazy flows on 5th ‘Follow the leader’ Khetwayo and Channah brilliantly fuses Afro pop and Hip Hop. Following Christ is what saved people do.One of the most interesting songs is Priceless with Progain and Cozizwa on 5th. A strong message to girls so they realize how valuable they are. You would want to play this twice because it is nice. To all brothers ‘Kings Meat’ on 6th is about refraining from harmful worldly things. Talk about drinking alcohol and smoking all kinds of drugs.‘Bukhu la life’ is a dance tune featuring Bertha Kay. The rapper goes bilingual using English and some Chichewa lines.The song is about happiness as they have found their names written in the book of life in heaven.
Family is everything and so Khetwayo takes times to thanks his parents in ‘Ndikuthokoza’ on track 8 which features Barbara.
‘Extend your grace’ is song 9 and features ‘Jonathan Mojo’; a slow calm jam with nice flows and hook.No man is an island is the most important message in the song. Help others in need. Then ‘Ntulire Yesu’ comes on 10th with Kitson. The song talk about prayer and its importance with our connection with God. Khetwayo features Nancy in ‘Ndimaganizira Inu’ a tune that will force you to jump on the dance floor for The Lord as we enter the final part of the album.
The uniqueness in Khetwayos’ raps is impeccable as he drops a lot of quotable lyrics.Towards the end of the album Khetwayo incorporates new school hip hop on 12th. Who else but Nyali Music for the ‘The Devil is a Liar’ song. Fire to the devil. The brothers declare which side they are on and nothing can stop them. Incredible music to the ears. Then Yadah Yadah drops featuring Gabe. In the song Khetwayo starts off explaining the meaning of the song. You will be interested to know the word means praise. A shout of encouragement to people to praise God in every way.
‘Andimenyera Nkhondo’ comes on 14 featuring Isaac and S.A.M.U.E.L. Another new school hip hop song about how God fights for his people.Signing off Khetwayo goes fast but amazing audible on ‘Akadzabwera again’ featuring Sarai. The song is about what will happen when Jesus comes again. A reminder of the bigger picture as he closes off to that Jesus is coming again.
The album will be released under Essence Records with credits to Nyali Musik and Labrats Music.