Brothers meet, Sir Paul Banda vs Soldier


The commercial city of Blantyre will this weekend experience two rare shows featuring Sir Paul Banda and his brother Lucius, popularly known as Soldier.

The last time the two brothers performed together was during the launch of Paul’s only DVD – The Best of Sir Paul Banda, in Lilongwe last year.

Their first meet is tonight at Mibawa Multipurpose Hall during a cocktail with the last show at St Pius Hall on Sunday afternoon.


The two events have been organised by Blantyre Archdiocese Events Committee with an aim of raising funds for different activities.

Lucius, who is also a Member of Parliament, said yesterday that he was happy to share the stage with his brother.

“I am excited with these two shows, of course, they have been organised by Blantyre Archdiocese Events. I am looking forward to the two events,” he said.


The ‘Mabala’ superstar said that in between the two shows, he will also perform at Smallville in Mulanje with his Zembani Band.

Paul, who last Sunday performed at Cockpit sharing the stage with several other veteran artists, said these were rare shows for people.

“I am looking forward to these two shows. They have been organised by Blantyre Archdiocese and they specifically selected me and my brother Paul. It’s been some time we shared the stage,” Sir Paul said.

He said he was ready and would perform with his Anthu Ambiri Band while Lucius will perform with his Zembani Band.

All set for K5m Superior Drama contest launch

people know us for the events we have been organising such as boxing but because of the passion I have for theatre, I have decided to help uplift the theatre industry,” he said.

Kwathu Drama Group will perform at the launch as headliners.

Other drama groups performing at the launch include Logos Theatre, Solomonic Peacocks and Upile Drama Group.

There will also be comedy coming from Chopwicho, Giling’ande and Muthinda and Mologeni.

“We just want to thank Superior Events for coming up with this competition. This will surely help revamp theatre,” said Logos Theatre actor Lewis Thembachako Masamba.

Solomonic Peacocks Director McArthur Matukuta also said they were ready for the launch adding that they will stage a play titled The Needs of A Woman.

Last week, Ntam president Eric Mabedi, who is also Kwathu Drama Group Director, said the competition has come at the right time and that it will help motivate actors.

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