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On ‘I Am A Star’, Malikchuzy Beckons To A Higher Purpose (Review)

On the backdrop of three 2023 singles, Malikchuzy begins 2024 with with the Afrofusion record, ‘I Am A Star’, produced by Barmy Aje.

'I am A Star' Cover art.
‘I am A Star’ Cover art.

‘I Am A Star’ is a brief, resonant stroll through the need to embrace destiny and a higher purpose. It operates on a tangential Afrofusion soundscape, suited for enjoyable introspection. Malikchuzy begins the record with a weighty statement, before reminding listeners of man’s greatest asset: the mind.

Before I made a million, I already made millions in my head‘/’It’s all about your mind, it’s all about what you let in your head‘/’Just believe in what you seek and try be real‘.


There is one more reminder, bordering on the transience of life. The lyrics combine for the simple message of daring to dream and do the impossible within life’s short span. In a convex turn, Malikchuzy alludes to predestination and asserts his nonpareil, stellar status.

I’m down for this‘/’Feeling like I was born for this‘/’I’m down for this‘/’I was born for this‘/’Mama gave birth to a star‘.

While one may regard the concluding lyric as cliché, it is one many listeners can relate to. Life’s early years are defined by boundless expectations and dreams, which parents and guardians fuel in their wards. This is crucial for the long haul, and Malikchuzy does not hold back from highlighting life’s setbacks in the second verse.


Multiple pains ‘pon multiple gains‘/’Pretty tough days and cold nights‘/’Fought it through’/’I cried all through

A choral background elevates the chorus and closes out the record. By the end, there is more credence to Malikchuzy’s assured, confident look on the cover art.

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