The recent ‘death’ reports of Black Missionaries lead vocalist Anjiru Fumulani took centre stage during the reggae group’s gig at Ozone Refreshment Centre in Blantyre on Sunday.
The social media last week was awash with reports that Anjiru was ‘dead,’ with others sending in their condolence messages.
Anjiru was prior to the ‘death’ reports admitted to at Mtengo Umodzi in Blantyre.
The group’s bass guitarist Peter Amidu, who took the mantle of master of ceremonies, told the impressive audience that Anjiru was alive and not ‘dead’ as some people were posting on the social media.
“We need to love one another, we will all die but we need not be spreading false information especially about death,” said Amidu amidst cheers.
The dreadlocked guitarist also took time out to speak about the legalisation of marijuana saying it is one of the crops that could help build the country’s economy.
And when Anthony Makondetsa jumped on stage, he used his free style skills to talk about Anjiru’s issue.
But the moment of it all came when Amidu announced that Black Missionaries were next on the menu and that Anjiru, who people had said was ‘dead’, was coming to the stage.
His entry brought huge cheers from the audience and after performing two to three songs, the reggae group finally dished out the track ‘Sanafe.’
This is a song which is in the group’s Kuimba 9 album and was done in collaboration with Ras Nungu.
The song talks about some of the fallen Chileka artists including late Evison Matafale, Musamude and Gift Fumulani that they are gone, but still alive in spirit.
And this time around keyboardist Chizondi, who also leads in the song ‘Mr Bossman,’ joined Anjiru to sing ‘Sanafe.’
As the song was being performed, Chizondi kept on pointing at his brother Anjiru telling the audience that he was not dead.
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