By Foster Benjamin:
A fundraising gospel concert by Ana a Mulungu Savutika held at Santhe in Kasungu on Sunday suffered a setback as it attracted poor patronage.
Ana a Mulungu, a Christian organisation, organised the concert to raise funds to help vulnerable groups.
The show featured musicians such as Favoured Martha, Maggie Mangani, Mitengeli and debutants Carol Kazuwa, Triza Sagwa and Alice Linje.
Mitengeli set the musical ball rolling with its songs ‘Ndalama’ and ‘Look Sharp’.
The Mchinji-based group performed to their best before leaving the stage for Kazuwa.
Mangani was also on song, offering tracks such as ‘Mundiyendere’ and ‘Chisomo Chake’.
Favoured Martha came hot on the heels of Mangani, belting out a number of songs including her catchy song ‘Mawa Limafika’.
Ana a Mulungu Chairperson Brenda Meke Chiwale said the show was a success despite pulling a not-so-impressive crowd.
“This venue, Santhe Secondary School Hall, has let us down and failed to pull a lot of fans since it is away from the main trading centre. But all in all, we have learnt a lesson and we will keep on holding shows so that we raise funds to assist those who are financially disadvantaged, particularly children who struggle to further their education,” Meke Chiwale said.
Santhe Secondary School Deputy Head teacher Catherine Kondowe said she was spiritually revived through the gospel music, despite poor turnout.