Immediately when he hits the stage, Dr Malinga is bound to grab your attention with his energetic performances. ZAlebs got to sit down with the entertainer to chat about his music, his wife and his kicks.
Your new song Akulaleki is out, how is it doing?
"Akulaleki mawunemali is a trend. You know when you have money, you don't sleep. The song is nice, the beat is nice. It's a very big song, people are loving it, people are buying the album because of this song.
As an artist how have you grown since the release of your first album in 2014, First Injection?
"I am growing every day, that's why I create different songs all the time. I am growing even mentally, I am not a singer but I am a business man because my voice is business. My current album contains 26 songs is out. It consists of 14 house tracks, 12 Afro Jazz and Afro pop tracks because you know with the voice I have I am strategic. I want to grab your attention and you pay; and then I do the Linga dance."
What has been the highlight of your career?
"My highlight is the fact that I am still here, growing stronger and stronger. I don't want to talk about the past as if I am dwelling on old things. I am here and here to stay."
We know that you are a family man, tell us more about Mrs Malinga?
"Yes, there is Mrs Malinga, you know at the end of the day you need a beautiful woman that will just be there, sometimes you don't have to talk much, just be there and automatically things will just fall into place. You won't have to buy takeaways because love is there, kids play with you, they give you the reason to go out there and sing."
We see the colourful outfits and the kicks are not going anywhere, how do you feel about people making fun of you?
"When you are making fun of Dr Malinga's dance moves, you are laughing, because I am making you laugh. I am like a comedian and I make you pay at the same time. Guess what? I am proceeding and succeeding. You are being massaged by the kicks, the Linga dance. Some people say Malinga you are too old for this... Too old? are you my child? I don't have a child that can log onto Twitter, clearly you are not my child. At the end of the day I am not eating at your place. So please shut up and listen to the music."
What are your plans for the festive season?
"To make people dance, my music is out there, they just have to dance and dance; but be safe. I have 26 songs on the album that means they will continue dancing. On Valentine's day next year (2017) I will release something."
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