LAGOS (Chux Ohai, Punch) –Malawian Afro-pop singer, Dan Lufani , is on the verge of fulfilling one of his biggest dreams as an artiste: to worm his way into the busy music scene in Nigeria.
The singer, who is also known as Dan Lu, in his country and neighbouring South Africa, where he is currently based, has just recorded two songs with Nigerian stars, Kingsley Okonkwo, aka Kcee, and Chinedu Okoli, aka Flavour, in two separate collabos expected to hit the market soon.
After the Malawian did a song with Kcee, titled Sweet Banana at the Five Star Mansion in Lagos, he moved on to Flavour’s residence in the Lekki area to recordOne plus One. The video of Sweet Banana was shot in the same location on Sunday.
To Dan Lu, who arrived in the country for the first time, in company with the boss of South Africa-based Sisqo Productions, Chris Nwaogwugwu, the collabos with the popular Nigerian artistes are the key that will directly aid his planned ‘conquest’ of the music scene here.
Lu described his music as a kind of ‘Afro-Pop’, a unique style fused with a Malawian idiom known locally as ‘Manganje’. He says it is basically “sweet” and rhythmic, the type that many music fans can relate to easily.
“I sing about love. And I think that Kcee’s music is similar to mine in the way he sings, the tonal quality and in the high notes. I think we have such qualities in common,” he said, in an interview with our correspondent.
Aware of the impact of other performing music artistes from Nigeria on the continental music scene, such as Tuface Idibia, PSquare and Don Jazzy, the Malawian said he also opted for a collabo with Kcee and Flavour because of their rising profile in Malawi.
“Apart from this, I believe that I have a lot to gain from collaborating with Kcee. I am sure it will help to improve my profile as an artiste in Malawi. Besides, everybody in my country is waiting for this to happen. They like his music and look forward to seeing him perform live in Malawi,” he said.