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Blacks lead vocalist, Anjiru Fumulani, is back on his feet after recovering from malaria and is set to lead the reggae group during two assignments scheduled for The Club 9, formerly Vibes in Zomba, tonight and then Mibawa Multipurpose Hall tomorrow with the last performance at Ozone Refreshment Centre in Machinjri, Blantyre.

Anjiru missed the group’s two shows in Mangochi and Salima last weekend with his brother Chizondi and Anthony Makondetsa calling the shots.

“Praise God I am fine now. I was down with malaria last week and that made me fail to perform in the two shows we had. But it was all good because Chizondi and Anthony Makondetsa as well as the others covered that gap. We would like to thank people for their support in the two shows,” he said.

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The artist said he was looking forward to the three shows this weekend, two in Blantyre and one in Zomba.

The reggae group is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and has since indicated that it would hold an anniversary.

Having lost a key member in December last year, lead guitarist Owen Hulera, the reggae group has been performing without one.

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“We are still mourning Owen, . a very talented person and to give him respect we have been performing without a lead guitarist. We have been looking around and we have found one,” Anjiru said.

He said the new guitarist would be unveiled later this month.

Founded by the late Evison Matafale, the group has continued to entertain people with its Kuimba series.

Despite impressing with live acts that always last long, the group has, however, faced criticism from some quarters for their predictable performances.

Others have also spoken about some of their Kuimba series which they say have failed to hit the bar that Matafale and Musamude set.

However, some have defended them, saying they have done better to continue the mission with Kuimba series until this day and that Anjiru and team should not be compared with Matafale and Musamude as they are different in their own right.

The three shows in Zomba and Blantyre will be spiced up by Moda Fumulani, Makondetsa, Khozie Masimbe and Yanjanani Chumbu.

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