Music videos are becoming a popular way for artists to push beyond the boundaries of standard music promo, creating something far more engaging for fans apart from just listening to the songs.
Rapper Martse has unveiled the music video for his single ‘Mwapindulanji’. Directed and shot by Bensam (who has worked with the likes of Dan Lu, Dali (Tech) and Blaze), Martse’s new video is typically artistic and full of visual metaphors.
From the chess playing with Rastafarians to live performances at Golf Club and at University of Malawi’s Chancellor College, it’s Martse, who never disappoints and undoubtedly ‘Mwapindulanji’ is one of the strongest songs on his 2014 collection.
Mwapindulanji by Billy Kaunda from way back was the Jackpot when he recently released another song based on the same strategy also titled Mwapindulanji through Freshmans Records recorded by Martse, Madela and AK.
The rapper has released about seven singles in 3 years, which took people by surprise and they are all top jams. Out of the seven top released tracks, “Mwano” is the latest release which features R’n’B marvel Kell Kay. “Zikumpweteka featuring Mafo,” “Grace Chi,” “Pini Ya Blackberry,” “Wandilira featuring Chance” and “Go Deeper” are all top hits from Martse’s back catalog. The latest track, “Mwano,” is a romantic-spoken-word bit about the “various stages that a man goes through in relation to his allure to the opposite sex” that he also has a video out which was Directed by Dir. V of HGI.
Mwapindulanji is number 9 in the list of Malawi’s Gold tracks (20k+ downloads) since 2010 compiled by Malawi’s top music download site Malawi-music.com
*Additional reporting by Sylvester Kumwenda (Malawi News Agency)*