Malawian music maestro Faith Mussa has landed on one of the biggest Gospel Reggae music band's Christafari new album ‘At Any Cost’.
The collaborative effort titled ‘Imigongo’ talks about peace, unity and rebirth.
Detailing on how he got to be on a Christafari song, let alone being featured in the album Mussa explained that the band came to Malawi for a concert in 2018 courtesy of International Christian Assembly and All Nations Music Inc and they had a concept which turned out to be a song.
With a combination of Malawian vibes, good chemistry between them they realised it was as ‘beautiful piece’ and the same night after the concert they went back to the bands room where composing, recording took place.
Despite having a flight at 9.00 am leaving Malawi they still managed to shoot the video, an experience which Mussa described as “amazing times”.
Apparently Mussa did not even know the song was going to be on the album.
“Honesty speaking, I did not know the song will be featured in the album but it was exciting news when I heard it would be featured,” he said.
Describing ‘Imigongo’ Mussa said the name derives from art created out of cow dung.
“In Rwanda, after genocide people found something that was a uniting factor, something that brought them together, the Hutu and the Tutsi people so they were creating art, moulded things from dung, added dye to create colour and made what they call the Imigogo art.
“Its a symbol of peace and unity, most of all it’s a symbol of rebirth, symbol of something being created from nothing, something being created from something that has been discarded as useless.”
He added: "Its saying don’t let anyone tell you that you are done because when God says rise up, you will rise up and that’s what you should be yearning for."
Being on the record is a huge honour according to Mussa when he spoke to our entertainment reporter.
“These are people I have been looking up since I was a little boy and even people older than me can agree with me their music is timeless, they have been around for a long time. It’s an honour, a great honour as an artist to be a paart of the project great to be working with them."
Christafari was founded in 1989 by Pastor Mark Mohr a former Rastafarian. Christafari is the all-time top selling Gospel Reggae act. Their last six albums have debuted at number one on the Billboard Reggae Chart.