BY JARSON MALOWA,
Cool Pro International Club’s second show since its opening in Zomba district saw a clash of the giants and produced a number of developments in the entertainment industry.
All roads in the district led to the club on Friday and the setting was Namwera Turn- Off at Malosa. There, ‘Soldier Lucius Banda met the Black Missionaries who had, in tow, Anthony Makondetsa.
The show was attended by more women than men.
It was quite difficult to trace a partner once lost in the crowd, fulfilling club owner, Duffy Chikakuda’s dream of turning the place into a sea where people drown in the waters of entertainment.
Sam Smak opened proceedings on the cold night.
He dished, among other tracks, ‘Ndimasilira’ during his one hour performance, attracting patrons to the dance floor.
Nepman stepped in Sam Smak’s footsteps, performing up to 15 songs that included ‘Na Lero’.
‘Soldier’ jumped onto the stage at exactly 11:30pm, starting off with ‘Nthawi’, as if he meant to invite anyone who was outside the club premises to get inside.
“Hello Zomba!!! Are we in Zomba or Machinga?” Banda asked and the crowd replied: “Zomba!”
“This is where I was born. I was born at Malosa Hospital. Let me tell you that I am very proud to perform in a place where I was born,” he told the fans before performing ‘Pharaoh’.
Banda’s one hour-36 minutes saw him display ‘Kuyenda Ngati Ngumbi’ track, which is from his new album, Crimes, twice.
Before concluding Friday’s task, Banda announced that the Sand Music Festival will, this year, be graced by two artists from Jamaica and DJs from Zimbabwe.
The festival is in October at Livingstonia Beach in Salima.
When his turn came, Makondetsa opened his one-hour-16 minutes performance with ‘Muyuda’, going on to perform ‘Mbumba ya Abraham’, ‘Usandiweruze’, among others.
“Ladies and gentlemen, please be informed that I, Mr Cool, have finished recording my new 2018 release which will be unveiled soon and its title track is Ndagwira Mbendera,” he told the fans.
Then it was the time for the prelaunch of the Black Missionaries Kuimba 11 album. Lead vocalist Anjiru got to the stage with ‘Akanadziwa’ before performing four tracks from a promo CD.
“We will launch Kuimba 11 album at Robins Park in Blantyre next week and, later, we will go to the capital, where we will host a show at Lilongwe Golf Club,” Anjiru said.
The show was powered by Zomba-based DJ Moda, who provided equipment. Team Entertainers manager, Tonderai Banda, was also in attendance.
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