23 November 2012

Zambia: DMK's Worry Not Goes to Kora Awards

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RENOWNED Ndola-based gospel out-fit DMK's latest hit track worry not has been short-listed for best gospel video to be presented at the KORA Awards slated for December 29th in Abidjan Ivory Coast.

This a feat which no Zambian gospel music group has ever achieved.

The KORA award for best gospel video will be contested by groups from five countries namely Zambia, Uganda, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa.

This came to light in a n interview with the trio Davis, Mark and Kelvin (DMK) with Times entertainment who stormed the Zambian gospel music scene in 2003 when they released their debut album Shimwitwa Pakakala.

'"Our first album was released in 2003 and is called Shimwitwa pakakala which is the title track and also includes Fintu fikabafye bwino among others, " they narrated.

Shimwitwa pakakala became an instant fan's favourite gospel song and was always requested for whenever the trio performed at concerts and other musical functions.

The trio which is best known for its live stage performances then embarked on its next album favour which was released in early 2010.

In the same year favour was nominated for the award of best music video at the year end's Znbc organised Born and Bred music awards.

"Favour equally had a good response from our fans and we put some songs on YOUtube enabling people in countries such as Australia, United Kingdom and the United States of America to listen to our songs, " they said.

The album was also shortlisted at both the Mukuba awards in 2010 and Radio Christian voice music song of the year awards held in 2011.

The trio who have just finished working on third project "worry not" aim to use the KORA awards as a platform to interact and learn from internationally renowned artistes and producers who have taken gospel music to another level.

Apart from performing locally DMK has also performed in other countries such as South Africa, Botswana, Democratic

Republic of Congo and recently Namibia where they performed in front of a capacity crowd of 1800 people at that the Namibian University.

With their third project due for release in three weeks, and the possibility of winning the converted best African gospel video award beckoning the sky can only be the limit for DMK.

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