2013 Sunbird Search for a Star winner Adrian announces album details

BY BANTHU TIMES REPORTER 07/03/2014

2013 Sunbird Search for a Star winner, Adrian Kwelepeta, fondly known by his stage name Adrian who is primed to do big things in the Malawi music industry has announced that his upcoming maiden album will be titled ‘Paradise.’

The 19-year-old singer and guitarist is also set to release two singles off the 10-track album,
recorded and produced in Blantyre at Audio Clinic by two of the country’s most gifted
producers, Anko Layi and Marvin Hanke.

Titled ‘When you’re away’ and ‘Wandimenyera nkhondo’, the two singles are slated to be
released on radio on Monday, March 10, 2014, building anticipation for the album release later
in the year.

The artist said: “I’ve always been ready for this. I believe music is a calling and I’m so excited
that finally I can give the people what they have been waiting for. This is my “thank you” to
them for the confidence they had in me during the competition.

“I went into the studios and now am returning that favour by giving them nothing but good music. Malawi you were right by my side during the Search for a Star, I made it all because of your support and as I now take a new step, I ask you to be right by my side.”

Meanwhile, Kimpho Hastings Loka a talent and media consultant at Pencils PR, the agency that is handling Adrian’s promotion campaign has described the artist as a blessing to the music industry.

“Adrian is one amazing youngster to watch. His material is incredible, mature music that you
wouldn’t believe it’s the making of someone his age. Definitely he is a blessing to our music
industry,” said Loka.

Adrian was born in Blantyre on July 17, 1994. He is a singer-songwriter and guitarist based in
Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe.
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