Accapella group We Are One launches third album in style
Blantyre based Accapella group We Are One finally launched their third album titled 3 Angels Message at Blantyre Cultural Centre (BCC) on Sunday afternoon.
The group which has taken close to seven years without releasing an album showed that the break had refreshed their minds as they put up a spectacular performance.
With so many events lined in the commercial city of Blantyre, We Are One managed to pull an impressive audience.
The group famed for the songs ‘Ndayima Kaye,’ and ‘Chimwemwe,’ from previous albums, Chimwemwe and Mphamvu za Mulungu dished out the best from the word go and three children dressed in white robes interpreted the message in the songs before the group took to the stage.
The album which has the message which speaks of the last days received an overwhelming support from the audience as it sold close to 150 CDs during auction.
We Are One’s Music Director Steve Chiwaya said they were happy to have finally fulfilled their longtime dream of launching their third album.
“It’s been our dream to launch this album. We failed to launch it on May 31, 2015 but God has been so wonderful to us, we have launched it today and we are happy with the support we have received,” he said.
He said that from Blantyre, they are now targeting to launch the album in the other cities citing Lilongwe and Mzuzu.
The group’s communication officer Davie Chiwaya, who is also the lead vocalist also said they were overwhelmed by the huge patronage that the launch received from their followers.
“I praise God for the support we have received. We don’t take it for granted. People have shown that they love “We are One” and accapella music at large” said Dave.
Moses Chimvere, who travelled all the way from Mwanza described the album as good.
“I had to come all the way from Mwanza to support this group. They kept us waiting for a long time and the album has really shown that it was worthy waiting for these seven years and I am impressed with the songs”, said Chimvere.
During auction of the album, veteran gospel singer Lloyd Malopa and Ishmael Phiri were the highest bidders buying the album at K60,000 each.
The group started in 2001 with about 15 members coming from Manja, Chitawira, Naperi and Kanjedza townships and performs accapella inorder to show their prowess in voices.
Apart from the Chiwaya brothers, the other members of the group include Davie Kamkwatira, Gideon Chimbalangondo, Bryan Nyamali, Mervin Mankhusu, Eston Malindima, Chisomo Sitimawina, Mphatso Kadzibwa, Thom Zondako, Robert Chingapa and Philbert Mbebuwa Timba.
The launch on Sunday was spiced up by other accapella groups which include Joyful Souls, Press On, The Disciples, Advent Hope, Alex Mandala and old-timers Nsomera Quartet.
Recorded in Blantyre by Ephraim Chambota, the 13-track album has songs such as ‘Jesus My King,’ ‘Emmanuel,’ ‘Tisonkhanitse Zabwino,’ and ‘Ndani Angathe.’
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