Gospel musician Davie Chiwaya returned to the stage on Saturday, when he held a free-of-charge concert at Michiru Seventh Day Adventist Church in Chilomoni, Blantyre.
It rained in the evening on the day but this did not stop Chiwaya from going ahead with the concert, which delayed to start.
Hosted by Henry Somanje, who kept the proceedings active, the concert attracted a good audience.
Soldiers of the Cross were the first to hit the stage and offered a number of songs before paving the way for We Are One, which also gave a solid performance that excited the audience.
The highlight of their performance was when they performed ‘Ndaima Kaye’, to which the audience sang along.
In most of the songs, the group was led by Chiwaya and Moses Malindima.
Chiwaya, as headliner, was next and armed with his guitar, he received huge cheers from the audience.
In between his set, Chiwaya, who closed the curtain with his second performance, shared the word of God.
His line-up of songs included both old and new ones such as ‘Anayenda Medley’, ‘Usadandaule’ and ‘Mtendere Osaneneka’.
In the song ‘Mtendere Osaneneka’, the artist offers a message of hope despite day-to-day struggles in life and further calls upon people to put their trust in God, who is always a helper in times of need.
He hailed people for their support during the concert.
“I would like to thank God for making this concert possible. I am happy that people enjoyed every moment and their souls have been uplifted,” Chiwaya, who is recording his fourth album to be released next year, said.
The artist, whose backing team included Dieufeit Chikuse (bass guitar), Dannil Hussein (lead guitar) and William Witness Thom, Hilda Chidzalo and Mphatso Luka (vocals), also said he is going into fulltime ministry to keep his music alive.
“This is why I have embarked on a Man on a Mission Ministry to host music concerts and record more songs,” Chiwaya said.