AGide Chalamanda ready for USA


Veteran musician Giddes Chalamanda popularly known as AGide showed his energy once again on a cold Friday night when he excited the not-so-huge audience with his performance during the Coming to America farewell show held at Robins Park in Blantyre.

The old-timer gave out his all, he sang and danced, dishing out among others his renowned songs Che Meli and Liny as well as Buffalo Soldier – a track in which he talks about his desire to see America if he had much money.

People took time to splash some money to Giddes, who was in a black suit and matching black shoes during his performance. He also has cut his hair shot.


“I am so thankful to people for the support and all I can say is I am ready for America,” said Giddes, who received his air tickets from business guru Mike Chilewe on the night.

There was also a moment when Edgar ndi Davis performed the song Chalamanda, which highlights the journey Giddes Chalamanda has travelled and that there have been musicians who have come and gone and yet the legendary musician is still singing.

The night opened with performances from acoustic musician Malala and then up and coming Lilongwe- female singer Martha before Giddes took over the stage amidst huge cheers from the audience.


After Giddes’ performance came Edgar ndi Davis then Dan Lu with reggae group Black Missionaries closing the chapter.

“It was a fantastic night, we would have loved to have a bigger audience but we still had a good audience and through our performances we showed a glimpse of what we will do in USA,” said Njobvu.

He said referring to Giddes’ USA trip that it was possible for one to realise their dreams.

Njobvu said they are expected to leave the country on Wednesday.

Kachere said it was exciting that Giddes would be visiting America and said they were looking forward to the best trip.

Whilst in USA, Giddes is also expected to be hosted by the Library of Congress.

Several people attended the show which spilled over to the early hours of Saturday and they included Mayor of the City of Blantyre Noel Chalamanda.

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