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The fairy-tales of love are day by day being delivered through music using different genres, in this “Oh mi love” dancehall hit two artists from two neighboring countries, Zimbabwe and Zambia combine efforts.

The main theme of the song is none love; the two dancehall ‘Lions’ are manly applauding a woman for her love. The way she loves gives a man satisfaction that influences him to stick to her while giving a blind eye to other women around. Love is being described as having company, probably the girls beauty.

Part of the chorus sounds, ” oh mi love, give me, give me what I wanna, Chikondi chomwe umandipasa ndi chokwana, girl you g@ me addicted, you Marijuana.” The chorus beautifully summarizes the whole concept in very few but sensible words. The implicit comparison between the addictiveness of Marijuana to the girls’ love, explains the gravity of her love.

The first verse is well constructed, the artist portrays the girl’s beauty as being the main contributing factor towards his love for her, on the other hand the two factors are being considered to go hand in hand, in other words, to be interdependent. The artist claims the girl forces him to sing for her which he does not resist since the girl’s beauty makes it impossible to do so.

Just like in the first verse, the hype continues in the second verse but this time much stronger, the artist says the girl is hotter than the sun. This simply tells that she is very beautiful because only the very best can beat the sun.

Both artists have given it their very best, had it not been for involvement of vernacular languages, listeners would mistake the track to be from Jamaica the home of dancehall. The delivery is wonderful, they have done dancehall the way it is supposed to be done.

The message is very clear, a listener can easily connect the relationship between beauty and love having listened to it. The artists have accommodated even those with humble intellectual ability as they do not beat around the bush but conveys the message straight forward.

Rating the song out of 10, it deserves an 8 with some flaws in production preventing it from grabbing the whole 10. However the production is moving towards the best.

Raising Malawi flag in UK: Sharon Tembo releases debut single ‘Running’

Malawian new music talent, singer and songwriter Sharon Tembo is releasing her debut single titled ‘Running’ which was recorded at Chapel Studios, Wimbledon and was mastered at the famous Abbey Road Studios, London.Malawian new music talent, singer and songwriter Sharon Tembo is releasing her debut single titled ‘Running’ which was recorded at Chapel Studios, Wimbledon and was mastered at the famous Abbey Road Studios, London.

Sharon said she is “thrilled” with her debut single which will be available for download from various online music stores from Friday,27thNovember 2015 including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify.(Pre-order from 15th November, 2015).

The inspirational track is written in the perspective from God’s heart, to man and is guaranteed to appeal and relate to people of all walks of life and ages, according to CoHeir Records which is managing her.

The single balances a mix of multiple genres for a uniquely wrought sound, the record label said.

Even though the debut single ‘Running’ is the introduction of Sharon Tembo to some, others will view this as her next big step after becoming popular among various circles following an increasing number of invitations for performances and worship ministrations all over the United Kingdom.

Since a young age, Sharon has had a passion for music up until 2012 when she began to seriously make her mark in the music world by showcasing her talents in different scenes including, progressing to regional finals of the UK’s Open Mic music competition in Liverpool, performing at Christmas lighting events, weddings, gospel events and other functions.

‘Running’ which displays Sharon’s undeniable talent of song writing, composing as well as singing is one of the many songs that she has written and composed and will also be featured on her upcoming album ‘Victory’ which is set to be released in 2016.

Fast facts

Sharon Tembo, born on 18th April 1995, is second born in her family in which she has 3 brothers, who are all musical.

Sharon is currently in her final year at University where she is studying Biomedical Science BSc(Hons).

She is a worship leader at the Rock International Worship Centre, in Bolton, United Kingdom.


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