By Sam Banda Jnr & Jarson Malowa
Reggae group Black Missionaries led by Anjiru Fumulani on Saturday entertained people at Zitherepano in Mangochi in a storm up show in readiness for Nigerian musician Kizz Daniel’s concert this coming Saturday at Lilongwe Golf Club.
National Bank of Malawi has been running storm up sessions to promote its services including Mo626
The concert that went on to the early hours of yesterday had Khozie Masimbe, Moda Fumulani and Yanjanani Chumbu warming up the stage for Anthony Mr Cool Makondetsa and Black Missionaries.
Makondetsa raised the tempo and delivered an energetic performance. Some of the songs that he offered on the night included ‘Mbumba Ya Abrahamu,’ ‘Suzampeza’ and ‘Ndagwira Mbendera’.
“We are always thankful to the people for the support. The support they give us motivates us to continue improving in our music,” he said.
The musician thanked National Bank of Malawi for the support and called upon other companies to do the same saying the creative industry needs more support to progress.
“Companies should support local artists both established and up and coming. There is a lot of talent here but many have failed to progress because of lack of support,” he said.
Anjiru used the platform to remind people of the Kizz Daniel concert this coming Saturday and called upon people to buy tickets by using National Bank’s M0626.
“This was more like a warm up for the Kizz Daniel show, we are ready as Black Missionaries and so are other local artists,” he said.
While most of Black’s performances have been predictable, this one was different with the reggae group starting their performance with the first episodes of Kuimba albums before moving on to the recent projects.
On the menu were songs such as ‘Salimo’, ‘Tizingocheza’, ‘Sapitanawo’, ‘Mwala Okanidwa’, and ‘Reggae Music High’.
Before the performance at Zitherepano, Black Missionaries, Makondetsa and other Chileka siblings also performed at Modern Park in Balaka on Friday.
The performances at Modern Park started with Chizondi Fumulani before Masimbe took over.
Masimbe warmed up for Moda who served songs such as ‘Kweza Maso’, ‘Mzinda okongola, ‘Ngokongola Bwanji’, ‘Musaotche Moto’, ‘Mphamvu Yake,’ and ‘Bwenzi Langa’.
The other performances on the night came from Makondetsa before the audience got surprise performances from Skeffa Chimoto, Sam Smack and Aunt Jane.