Musician, activist and former media personality Code Sangala is working on his new album set to come out this October.
Sangala is fuelled to dig deep into the Malawian culture with his brand new album Mizu.
The Ndirande-born star, discussing the album concept with Kulinji.com said Mizu, which means roots in Chichewa, is a celebration of the depth of traditional dances such as m’ganda, tchopa, malipenga and gule wamkulu from where he draws his inspiration.
Code is a founding member of Kapirintiya, a group he co-founded with his younger brother Shadre and together produced three albums, Kwathu ku Ndirande, Taonani Nkholamo and Tradistic Soul.
The albums produced hit songs such as, Ku Ndirande, Noel and Bwenzi Langa.
He then embarked on a journey as a solo artist with the aim of exploring ways to further incorporate more traditional Malawi elements in his music.
Code's solo album produced popular songs such as Ndiwe, Kumadziore and Tithana.
Throughout his music journey, he has maintained ties with his traditional dance ensemble Chichiri Cultural Troupe which is based at the Museum of Malawi in Blantyre.
Sangala used to be the voice on FM 101 Power as a diverse broadcaster and musician having rose to fame as a radio DJ and host for popular programs such as Sunday afternoon Mellow Moods and Music Avenue which had a strictly local playlist.
His successes range from being one of the country's most recognisable voices in broadcasting and advertising with his signature smooth grawl, then later managing the station which was the country’s first commercial radio, to his having hit songs like Kwathu ku Ndirande whose popularity transcends generations.
He also has an international celebrity status having appeared in two seasons of Africa's most viewed reality show Big Brother Africa.
Code, also popularly known as C.O, takes up causes such as activism for malaria by co-founding a Non-Governmental-Organisation alongside fellow musician AnneMarie Quinn.
Code's love for arts and culture found him hosting a show called The World of Music show which cemented his quest to promote authentic Malawi music.
It is the show Music Avenue that started instilling love for Malawi music consumption in the country.