music reviewBy Clever Zulu
WHEN I played Judy's album in the presence of my Dominican Republic friend, Shane McTyre, his first words were, "which language was Rihanna singing in."
Judy has proved to the Zambian audience and international ones that she doesn't only have a voice but can do good songs too.
The first project under K-Amy was a masterpiece but lacked publicity and the album did not sell as expected but this one is another hit collection that doesn't need to follow the fate of the previous record.
The singer is no longer with K-Amy for reasons best known to her. She has since signed to Kayombo's Money Music of which the record label is manufacturing and distributing the CDs.
Judy just released a new album which has eight tracks and the singer has maintained her laid back style of which her different producers have done well to manage.
OC, Bishop, Taz and Trick Star are some of the producers that laid their fingers on the album as well as KB from K-Amy.
The album carries the message of love for both good and bad times.
The 22-year-old public relations graduate managed to score a success on this album with her cool sweet voice.
Judy will surely be a darling of NGO's and the women folk against Gender-Based Violence as she came out strong and condemn the vice in Anaka (track number three), the dance hall song goes down well with the Zambian audience's taste as it carries a strong message with a danceable beat.
The title track Chikawama is typical of international standard R and B and the laid back love song has not just been enjoying airplay but has also been accepted by all age groups on the album.
Dalisoul was featured on track number seven called Filachita, and one would expect a noisy song but Judy managed to cool Mwana Wa Mukomboni as she stayed cool though the song was a bit hyper.
Other songs that people should look out for are Umunandi, Iwe, Bepushe featuring P Jay and Where You Are.
The album closes with an uplifting song called Insansa where the singer reminds everyone to look to God and have faith in the Heavenly father in trying moments.
Chikawama album is recommended for all age groups as it does not contain any controversial or suggestive lyrics and almost every song is enjoyable.
Artiste - Judy Yo Album - Chikawama
Label - Money Music
Year - 2012