BY PETER NDORIA
P:What event, or series of events, inspired your move?
DNA: At the beginning of this year, I made a promise that I would be honest with myself. I realised that I cannot ignore the past as if it was not part of my life. The truth is it gave me something that I wanted; success in music. I have been away from the industry. I have made a decision that I will not try to fit in any style and I will also take up my old music because it gave me joy.
P: How has the reaction been so far?
DNA: Opinion is still divided, I guess. Some are supportive while others have told me to think about it again. Overall, many have respected my decision. One cannot explain to everyone the motivation behind the decisions they make.
P: Gospel artistes are already doing songs that are not entirely ‘gospel’ in genre. In fact most are singing songs with a general social message. Why did you see the need to call a press conference to announce your move?
DNA: In order to remove any confusion or avoid failing to meet people’s expectations, I deemed it fit to call the Press and tell them my next step in my musical journey. Now I will leave it up to people to decide whether to play my songs or not, having made it clear where I am coming from.
In my press conference, I made it clear that I will not glorify things that destroyed me. Maswali ya Polisi is an example; it is an entertaining song inspired by real life and I believe it addresses a real issue.
P: Does that confirm you are simply setting new music boundaries or is it a drift in gospel faith?
P: How will you cut your own niche out of this?