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Black Missionaries back from South Africa

By Sam Banda Jnr & Yohane Symon:

ANJIRU—We would like to thank Malawian Airlines

Reggae group Black Missionaries returned home from South Africa on Tuesday.

The group also took advantage of the South Africa tour to record two singles which would be part of their Kuimba album to be released next year.

“We would like to thank Malawian Airlines for supporting our flight tickets. They really supported us greatly and we hope they will continue doing so,” the group’s lead vocalist, Anjiru Fumulani, said Wednesday.

On the two singles, Anjiru said producer Amos Mlolowa was mixing the songs as well as breathing in some backing vocals.

“Once everything is done, he will send the songs here. Amos has a very good studio and people should expect something great,” he said.

In South Africa, Black Missionaries held two shows in Johannesburg, two in Pretoria, one in Durban and one in Cape Town.

Meanwhile, Anjiru has said they are looking forward to their performances over the weekend in Mangochi and Blantyre, where Moda Fumulani will join them.

Moda has been performing with Wailing Brothers over the years but is now back with them.

“Moda will be with us this weekend. We are looking forward to these shows,” Anjiru said.

The reggae group will perform at the newly opened Davido Executive Lounge in Mangochi tomorrow before dating Pa Zinziri in Chileka, Blantyre, on Saturday.

“Our fans should come in large numbers to have fun with us. In Mangochi, this is a new venue and our fans should expect something new from us. Mangochi has always been supportive of us,” Anjiru said.

Other acts set to be part of the menu at the two gigs include Anthony Mr Cool Makondetsa, Khozie Masimbe and Yanjanani Chumbu.

Solder Lucius Banda and Zembani Band was first to perform at Davido two weeks ago.

Davido has a resident band which entertains patrons every Friday when there are no visiting artists.

“We tested the place and it is certified fit now. Next we are planning to bring some urban artists to also have a feel of the place. Our plan one day is to have a major event that will attract more than five major artists,” Davido’s Managing Director, Gerald Kazembe, said.

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