Call him Dr Namadingo
University of South Africa (Unisa) on Saturday conferred Patience Namadingo with an honorary doctorate degree during the university’s graduation in Pretoria, South Africa.
The artist has been recognised for his humanitarian efforts in Malawi.
Namadingo was on top of the world Sunday.
“It is good and great to be recognised for what you are doing when you were not doing it to be recognised and to be recognised by a reputable university. This is great and encourages me to do more,” the ‘Mapulani’ star said.
Namadingo returns home on Wednesday.
“There is more than one way to earn a doctorate. There is more than one way to achieve an end. The currency is love and, with it, we have earned ourselves a doctorate degree,” he said.
The musician has, among notable humanitarian efforts, raised funds for fellow musician William Kachigamba.
Namadingo posed as a statue in Blantyre to raise the funds, culminating in President Lazarus Chakwera offering to offset the balance.
Kachigamba is currently in Zambia undergoing treatment for cancer.