Black Missionaries skip Ralph Ching’amba in Kuimba 10


Black Missionaries has for the past years used producer Ralph Ching’amba through his Ralph Records in their Kuimba albums.

But the group decided to give Ching’amba a break in their latest Kuimba 10 album set to be launched end July.

Ching’amba who is currently in South Africa having opened Ralph Records studio branch in the rainbow nation has been the name with the magic hands recording Kuimba albums.


Blacks lead vocalist Anjiru Fumulani said yesterday that they had already planned to use another studio in Kuimba 10.

“In the past years we have had intentions to try out other studios in producing our albums but we still used Ralph Ching’amba but this time around we had to use other studios,” said Anjiru.

He said their settling for other studios and not using Ching’amba was not because he is currently in South Africa but rather it was a plan they had made way back.


The group has this time used renowned drummer Amos Mlolowah through his Active A Studio in Ndirande, Blantyre recording almost all the songs.

Mlolowah has at times also performed with the Chileka reggae group in the absence of its member Paul Chokani.

The drummer and producer, who is also a member of Mafilika Band and Mizu, said he was happy to have worked with the reggae group in producing their album.

“It’s a good album and I am optimistic people will love it. They have taken their time and I know Malawians are looking at nothing but the best and they have done just that,” said Mlolowah, on Saturday at Mkango Lodge where he patronised the group’s concert.

Malawians are anticipating nothing but quality music from the group which continues to attract huge audiences during its live performances although some quarters have hit at them saying their gigs are now predictable with the same acts.

Anjiru said Kuimba 10 will have 11 songs with four promotional tracks Sindingakwanitse, Mwamkana, Tizingocheza and Sikwathu set to hit the airwaves this coming Monday.

The group made up of vocalists Anjiru Fumulani and Yanjanani Chumbu, keyboardists Chizondi Fumulani and Gift Thugo, drummer Paul Chokani, bass guitarist Peter Amidu and lead guitarist Takudziwani Chokani faces a challenge of maintaining the standard that late Evison Matafale started.

The group has managed to remain united until to this day but despite being among the top bands in the country, they still have fallen short in growing their brand.

They among others need to create a music empire and this includes investing heavily in equipment and owning their own studio. They also have to start penetrating international music festivals to sell their brand which is known all over in the country.

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