By Martildah Chali
King Jay is back in the music industry and ready to release an album later this year after being quite for a long time.
In an interview with Lusaka Star, Fanwell James Ndhlovu popularly known as King Jay revealed that he is not taking any chance with his come back and will be releasing a music video next month titled ‘Mukabwele Mukazionele’, a wedding song and has called on his fans to expect a full comeback.
The artist known for his popular hit song ‘Ba Phiri baka bwela’ which featured Bob Mabege said he has been quiet raising funds to promote his music.
“In music, someone has to put in a lot of effort and money to promote and be successful and that is why I decided to take a break to raise some finances for my music,” he said.
King Jay said he is currently working on a second album which he has featured Petersen, Bikilon, Dalisol as well as Richy Bizzy and he has not yet given the album a name.
He came back on the scene in the year 2012 with support from different well established musicians but the songs were not fully supported and did not make it on the market.
“I did some several singles with different artists like Petersen, Bob Mabege, Redlinso, Karasa, and Yellow Man of which I did not support fully and that is why maybe they did not make it as hit singles, but would say they were average.”
King Jay said the 2018 album will give his fans what they expect from his determined work in music and will not be a disappointment.
The album is a combination of gospel and secular music and that he is working on three more music videos to be released before the end of the year.
Unfortunately to him, the period of his disappearance gave a chance to some upcoming artist to use Fanwel’s stage name, King Jay, and he has expressed disappointment over the move by this upcoming and he is yet to find out who really this is.
“It feels bad to share a stage name with someone else and this misleads fans, we all want to win fans. There is only one King Jay,” he said.
He advised the proclaimed King Jay to come up with his own stage name and not to copy other musician’s names
King Jay released his first album Vimachitika in 2002, when he was a student at Kabulonga Secondary school, and later in 2004 had his single, Ba Phiri Bakabwela.