Talented singer Eunice Kadzuwa Mhango on Thursday starred at Sounds of Malawi Acoustic Session at Jacaranda Cultural Centre (JCC) in Blantyre where she impressed the audience.
Her performance was the first from a female artist since Sounds of Malawi restarted having been on a break due to Covid.
Since it restarted, performances have featured male acts including legendary musician Snowden Ibbu.
The stage has also featured a memorial of fallen legendary musician Wyndyham Chechamba and this had a package of performances from Chechamba’s sons Ermine and Richard Jr, Code Sangala, Agorosso, Keturah and Waliko Makhala.
“We had Keturah performing during the memorial but having Eunice Kadzuwa Mhango is the first solo act from a female artist. She did well and people even sampled a new song from her titled ‘Macheza’,” host Makhala, who took over from Code Sangala currently in United States of America, said.
Eunice, who formed a strong vocal partnership in the then Mibawa and Mizu bands alongside JJ Kutsokwe, is now starring as Eunice Kadzuwa and Kwathu Band.
Her performance at JCC, featuring two other members including Gift Banda on lead guitar, also came barely three weeks after she sparkled at Sand Music Festival held at Sunbird Nkopola in Mangochi District.
She journeyed with the audience by offering covers as she used to do with Mibawa and Mizu and rekindled memories of the past with tracks such as ‘Mangelengele’ before dropping her pieces.
During a question-and-answer session which is part of Sounds of Malawi, where the audience interacts with the artist. Eunice spoke about her passion for music and why it has taken her time to bring out new music.
“An album will come out soon; people have sampled some of the new songs such as ‘Uchindere’ and then I also gave them ‘Macheza’, a tribute to my mother, and it is the first time that I have performed it,” she said.
While Eunice is doing it solo at the moment, JJ has also taken a solo path.
“It’s been an exciting experience starring for Mibawa and Mizu and I have learned so much but now I have to do music on my own,” he said.
Eunice admitted that she went silent at some moment but was quick to say that it was because she was pursuing studies and also taking care of the family.
“Now I am done with school and my children are now grown up. So, I have to give music all the attention it needs,” the artist, who is also an actor, said.