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I am now ready for the stage— Anthony Makondetsa

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Musician Anthony Mr Cool Makondetsa said on Sunday that he is now better and ready to offer his best during live performances.

The musician performed at Ozone Refreshment Centre in Machinjiri, Blantyre with Black Missionaries.

Makondetsa has been out of the stage for some time after he got sick and was later advised by doctors to take a break.

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The musician famed for the hit Mbumba Ya Abrahamu has missed several of Black Missionaries’ shows including their outing in South Africa four months ago.

“I am fit now and ready for the stage. Of course, I am still observing myself but I am surely there. I am also happy with the way people have welcomed me back on stage,” he said.

Unlike in the previous shows where he has performed for a short time, this time he is performing for longer periods.

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Before the Ozone Refreshment Centre show, Makondetsa and Black Missionaries performed at Zitherepano in Mangochi during a pre-Sound and Light concert.

He also said that he has fresh songs which he wants to put together before dropping an album.

“Before I got sick, I had started putting together new songs for my new album but then I stopped the project. Now I have started it again but let me not say when it will be out but people should just know that I will be releasing a new album,” he said.

During the Ozone show which started in the afternoon through to the night and attracted an impressive audience, Makondetsa performed first before Black Missionaries closed the chapter.

Keyboardist Chizondi Fumulani, who has always stunned the audience with his skills, said they were happy that Makondetsa is back and better.

“We are happy that our brother Anthony Makondetsa is back and we thank God for healing him,” he said.

Blacks lead vocalist Anjiru Fumulani also said they were happy that Makondetsa is back.

He also revealed that Black Missionaries will continue to brighten their live acts with new concepts.

The reggae group has received criticism from some quarters that their performances are always the same and that one is able to predict the line-up.

“For those who have been attending our shows, they will see that there is a change. We will continue to do this and we are even revisiting our old songs,” Anjiru said.

During the show, Zembani Band leader Sam Simakweli, alias Sam Smack also had time to perform.

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