Renowned gospel musicians Favoured Martha, Eliza Mponya and Daughter of Zion Phalyce Mang’anda on Sunday performed at Holy Cross Anglican Church Hall in Blantyre during a special event dubbed ‘Super Sunday’.
The event was simply magical, as the gospel artists took turns to offer their gospel vibes for free during the event in Chilomoni.
The melodies on the day were loud enough to shake the nearby Michiru Mountain.
Taking advantage of home ground, resident priest Willard Kamandani performed first; doing a rendition of Joshua Generation Band’s ‘Chishango changa Yesu’ before Mang’anda and Mable Luanda took over to rally the gathering through praise and worship medleys.
Mang’anda then did some of her personal numbers, much to the delight of the congregation.
It was soon time for Mponya to take to the podium and she performed three songs, including the hit ‘Wakhala Bwanji Munthu’ which rebukes man’s wicked ways:
Wakhala bwanji munthu
Wakhala bwanji munthuyu
Maso ali nawo saona
Makutu Ali nawo saamva
It was not just a dose of music throughout as some preachers shared the word of God in between the performances, to ensure that those in attendance returned home spiritually nourished.
Favoured Martha was the last act to perform, and the congregation could not help but sing along to most of her songs, one of which was ‘Mawa Limafika’, which seemed to have struck a chord with the crowd.
Most of the people who attended hailed the event, saying it was well organised and that artists did not disappoint despite performing to a relatively smaller crowd than they are used to.
Stephen Dakalira is a seasoned Journalist who works as Times Group’s Online and Digital Executive Editor. He is also the Assistant Editor of The Sunday Times Newspaper, and author of Full Circle column which appears in Malawi News; all of these under the Times Group stable.
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