By Sylvester Munanjala in Lusaka Zambia.
Four years after she took a sabbatical from the music industry, Zambian diva Kachanana Simate aka Miss Kachy has returned with two smashing hits “Money” and “Ndipita”.
Speaking exclusively to Iroko Magazine after releasing the two singles, Miss Kachy said the second song “Ndipita” which also has a video is about a woman who fails to find true love in the city and goes back to her home village where she finally gets the man of her dreams.
“She needs to return to her roots to find true love because the men in the city are lazy and spend the whole day doing nothing”, she said. Most Zambian women in real life now go back to their roots for love because a lot of city boys are just jokers and fun seekers and the song brings out this trend probably to tell young girls all hat glitters in the city is not often gold.
The song features Sebastian Dutch. The video for “ndipita” features some local traditional dancing. Some eye catchy fashion styles and some big names in the Zambian music industry like MC Wabwino, CQ, Pilato, DJ LBC and Mr Zambia heavy-weight winner Silvester Mwila, all fighting for her love.
In the second single titled “Money”, she sings about the importance and dangers of money in the society. She acknowledges that like everyone else, she needs and wants money but warns that people should be careful in their pursuit of money because some people die needlessly chasing after it.
Miss kachy who has millions of fans in Zambia and more than 15.000 followers on her facebook page is apologizes for going off the music scene for four long years
“First I’d like to apologize to all die hard Kachy-fans for not being serious with my music.
I love being on stage, I love entertaining..and I missed all that a lot and had to come back. I’m sorry I took so long away, but I’m now here to stay.” She said. She admitted she abandoned music for four years due to peer pressure but that she had now returned to the music industry for the long haul.
She said the new Kachy is loyal, and promised to be totally committed to her fans.
“I’m not going to do what I did last time. Enough with releasing only singles, we have an album and performances coming out in July. You will see a lot of dancing on stage.” She said excitedly
An eternal optimist, Miss Kachy said enough has been said about the reasons in the decline of Zambian music on the international scene and she was more interested in showing practically, how to improve Zambian music than enumerating reasons for the falling standards.
“Just watch and learn with what’s going to be happening in the next few months, you’ll get your answer.” She said
She used her facebook page to ask fans how she could improve on her style and music and they were quick to respond to her solicitations.
Marshall Syacika 42, a manager at Sunrise Enterprises in the Copperbelt Province said that he loves the way the contents and lyrics are packaged and delivered in the song ‘Money’.
Mr Marshall admitted that everybody adores money despite knowing how harmful it could be and how hard I can be to get it.
Justina Chansa, another fan described the “ndipita” video as an outstanding production and that Miss Kachy had a good taste in men if those featured in the music video were anything to go by.
George Chella 31 of Lusaka town, told Iroko Magazine that the singer should be ready to be criticized by the public for her new raunchy style. He said as much as she’s trying to entertain, Zambian culture and norms do not encourage women to dress in bum-shorts and short tops that expose body parts which were better covered up.
Miss kachy has a degree in mass Communications. She started singing in 2007 but dropped off the music scene in 2010 after three short years. She has now returned a couple of years later and has promised to remain in the industry for as long as it takes.
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