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Faith Mussa gets Special Achievers Award

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Faith Mussa was very happy performing at the Glastonbury Festival in United Kingdom on Thursday and Friday where he flew the country’s flag.

But he was more than excited on Saturday when he received a special award during the Malawi Achievers Awards UK 2017 held in Leicester.

The ‘Mdidi’ creator performed at the Malawi Achievers Awards 2017 which was headlined by Congolese singer, Awilo Longomba, coming straight from his two exploits at Glastonbury Festival.

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“I thank God for a second award this year. I really didn’t see this one coming. Malawi Association UK, thank you for taking interest in honouring your sons and daughters from Malawi,” Faith said yesterday soon after being decorated.

In May this year the youthful singer and guitarist also received an award during the Nyasa Music Awards for his ‘Mdidi’ song.

He added: “We greatly appreciate your support – Malawi Achievers Awards UK 2017. This Special Achievers Award is indeed special.”

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Several people were given awards during the event which brought on board other renowned artists including the country’s UK-based comedian Daliso Chaponda who came third in this year’s Britain’s Got Talent.

Daliso posted on social media that he was happy to be a special guest during the event and also linked up with Faith.

The stand-up comedian was featured on BBC Focus on Africa on Friday where he revealed some of his projects including performances in Africa.

“We chilled with Daliso. He is such an amazing person,” Faith said.

On his performances at the Glastonbury Festival, Faith, who performed as a one-man band said it was a good experience for him and that he also managed to watch other artists.

“I watched Anderson Paak from USA, amazing rapper and singer who plays drums at the same time. Multi-tasking. I also watched Flaming Lips. At the Pyramid stage I watched Radio Head,” he said.

Faith performed first on Thursday at the Gas Tower stage before winding up with a performance at the Green Peace stage which is all about supporting green peace and protection of natural resources.

“I did both my old tracks like ‘Desperate’, ‘Pamudzi Pano’, and new pieces from the EP I am about to release under Beating Heart Records UK. The EP will be out in August and is titled Kwathu Ndikonkuno,” he said.

According to Faith, in two songs he featured Afriquoi DJ and producer of the EP, Nico Bentley.

The musician is expected back home next week.

Meanwhile the BBC reported yesterday that rock band Foo Fighters returned to the Pyramid stage at the festival performing on Saturday.

There were also performances by pop star Katy Perry who ended her debut performance by diving head first into the audience.

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