Ernest Ikwanga in another gig


Switzerland – based musician Ernest Ikwanga, who last weekend had time performing with US-based musician Masauko Chipembere, takes to the stage once again to hold his third show since he came back.

The show will be held Saturday at Crossroads Hotel Auditorium in Lilongwe.

The first show in a series of his Homecoming concerts started in Lilongwe at Story Club last month before moving to Jacaranda Cultural Centre in Blantyre and now it’s back to Lilongwe again.


Ikwanga said Thursday that the two shows he has held have been unique and that he has been supported fully.

“People have patronised the two concerts I have held so far since I came back but this third concert is different in that I will be starring with my full band. This show is also unique in that people will once again see Mafilika, some have the feeling it disbanded but it’s there,” he said.

Before turning solo, Ikwanga alongside the likes of Sam Mjura Mkandawire, made headlines with Mafilika and had time to tour Europe after doing exceptionally well in the Music Crossroads contest.


“All I can say is I am ready with my colleagues to give people the best. I call upon people to come and enjoy sound to the fullest,” Ikwanga said.

Ikwanga and Sam Mjura are the headliners of the show which will cost people K7,000 on entry for standard tickets and K12,000 for VIP.

Ikwanga said people should also look forward to his new songs.

“At the moment people can continue to enjoy songs from my Chisekese album which will be on sale during the show,” he said.

Ikwanga has represented the country in different platforms including at Sauti za Busara Festival last year where he starred with Mbanaye Band.

Pianist Sam Mjura Mkandawire, said Thursday he was ready for the showdown.

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