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Eli Njuchi, Kell Kay, Piksy light 24/7

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DELIGHTFUL —Kell Kay

Club 24/7 in Blantyre was on song on Friday night through to the early hours of Saturday as it hosted a gig featuring Eli Njuchi and The Hive Band who shared the stage with Piksy and Kell Kay.

The show pulled a huge audience dominated by the youth and saw some people take up space on stage.

The only setbacks on the night were that the show started two hours late, with some people disappointed that they had to wait for long and there was no proper sound check to perfect sound.

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But once everything went into gear; it was non-stop performances until the early hours of Saturday, with DJ Mighty Virus closing the chapter, treating people to a variety of songs and sifting through genres such as Amapiano, House and reggae.

Eli Njuchi, famed for songs such as ‘Zitaye’, has stunned many people with his talent and earned a spot during the show and enjoyed support, with people singing along to most of his songs.

Piksy and Langwani Movement Band were the first to hit the stage and he, too, excited the audience and treated people to a feast of his music including ‘Uncle Short One’, ‘Unamata’ ‘Chonchobe’, and ‘Wa CV.’

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In between his performance, Piksy, who last weekend starred at Sand Music Festival at Sunbird Nkopola in Mangochi District, also took time out to offer a choir act to the audience.

After Piksy entered Njuchi, who was the headliner of the gig, and he raised the bar and, singing passionately, he won the hearts of many people as he journeyed with them dishing out songs from The Book of Eli and The Book of Z projects.

“I am thankful for the support I have got today. It was amazing and I didn’t imagine such an audience. I am still learning and improving my craft and I will keep on building,” the youthful artist said with a little smile.

He said it has been hard in the absence of shows due to Covid but he was happy that things have now opened up.

Kell Kay who travelled all the way from Lilongwe took over from Eli Njuchi and he, too, did not disappoint as he offered several of his songs and in between he interacted with the audience.

There was a moment towards the end of his set when he invited ladies to the stage to compete in dancing and one walked away with K10,000 courtesy of Club 24/7 owner MacDonald Soko.

Kell Kay, real name Kelly Kambwiri, who has won a number of awards, offered songs from his album Love After 24 and also announced that he will be launching his new album soon.

On his musical menu, the artist, who also performed at Sand Music Festival last weekend, included tracks such as ‘Basi’ which he featured Saint, ‘Mukanabwera’, ‘Undisambizye’ and ‘Nakupenda.’

“People missed shows. Covid stopped events but it’s good to be back. I know people wanted more and I skipped some songs such as ‘Lobola’ but there is more coming. I just want to thank them for their support,” he said.

Dance group Floor Steppers also had a share at the event.

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