MATHEWS KABAMBA, Kitwe
DANCEHALL artiste Anastasia Safelino, who first graced the airwaves in 2004 when she featured as a backing vocalist on Dr Love’s hit song My Love is
making a comeback although this time around as a soloist.
Since that time, not much has been heard about her regarding her music career.
But this is bound to change now with the Kitwe-based dancehall artiste currently promoting her two singles Yalibindasa and Ufuna Chani.
The two projects are not a once off as she is back for the long haul.
“We recorded that song [My Love] with Dr Love when I was still at college, the song received massive response from fans and we had shows almost every week, but I couldn’t keep up with that because I had to strike the right balance between music and school,” she told the Weekend Mail in an interview.
“After school I got a job, this also compelled me to extend my stay out of music because I had to settle and get my act together before I could get back to the studio and start working on new projects.”
Anastasia has a diploma and certificate in marketing and accounting respectively obtained from the Zambia Institute of Business Studies and Industrial Practice (ZIBSIP) and currently works for one of the mining firms in Kitwe.
She believes music will also help her get rid of the stress of losing her mother in a horrific road accident that claimed the lives of over 30 people on the Pedicle road after the bus they were traveling in overturned last year.
On Yalibindasa dance hall tune, a popular slang on the Copperbelt meaning ‘It is not Easy’ she features artist T-Bwoy. The song was produced by Kitwe-based producer Vue Smalls.
Anastasia is expected to start working on an album this month. She is likely to work with the likes of Tony Breezy and a number of hip hop artistes including Macky II and poet and social commentator Pilato.