Malawi’s music scene has been buzzing with excitement as a gifted and promising singer-songwriter named Driemo releases his highly anticipated debut studio album titled “Mzaliwa”. Born Shafie S. Phiri, this Malawian-born recording artist has captivated listeners with his soulful melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and undeniable talent. With his unique blend of African rhythms and modern sounds, Driemo is quickly gaining recognition as a rising star in the industry.
“Mzaliwa” stands as a testament to Driemo’s musical prowess, featuring an impressive collection of twenty-two solid tracks that showcase his versatile skills and artistic vision. One standout is the bonus track titled “Za Yahweh,” which adds an extra layer of depth to the album’s already captivating narrative. The album seamlessly weaves together various musical influences, creating an eclectic yet cohesive sonic journey that takes listeners on a rollercoaster of emotions.
One of the striking aspects of “Mzaliwa” is the international flair it brings to the table. Driemo has collaborated with artists from three different countries, demonstrating his commitment to breaking down borders and fostering artistic connections across borders. Among the featured artists are Chile’s dynamic performer Mr. Zambia, the soulful F Jay and Wezi, the melodious Yo Maps, the sensational Xaven The Kopala Queen, as well as Zambia’s own Dizmo, T Sean Neo Slayer. Additionally, Nutty O from Zimbabwe and Malawi’s very own Skeffa Chimotto have contributed their unique talents, resulting in a melting pot of styles and influences that enrich the album’s tapestry.
As a Malawian artist, Driemo takes immense pride in his heritage and showcases it throughout “Mzaliwa.” The album’s title, which translates to “Native” in English, is a celebration of his roots and a tribute to the diverse cultural tapestry of Malawi. Through his music, Driemo explores themes that resonate deeply with his fellow Malawians while also creating a universal appeal that transcends borders. His ability to infuse traditional elements with modern sounds demonstrates a creative maturity that is well beyond his years, cementing his status as a true artist.
In a music industry that is constantly evolving, Driemo’s “Mzaliwa” emerges as a breath of fresh air. With its powerful melodies, meaningful lyrics, and international collaborations, the album stands as a testament to Driemo’s remarkable talents and his potential to make a lasting impact on the global music scene. As he continues to garner attention and build a dedicated fanbase, one thing is certain – Driemo is an artist to watch, and “Mzaliwa” is only the beginning of what promises to be an incredible musical journey.