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Khozie Masimbe excites Blantyre

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Reggae musician Khozie Masimbe on Sunday night launched his fifth album Utatu Woyera at Village House in Blantyre.

The launch, which attracted an impressive audience, came barely two days after Masimbe launched the album at Glalle Gardens in Lilongwe.

However, the launch at Glalle Gardens failed to attract a huge audience despite having a good line-up which included Black Missionaries.

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Masimbe, however, got compensated at Village House with an attractive audience that enjoyed the show until the early hours of Monday, with Black Missionaries closing the curtain.

There were challenges with the sound and Skeffa Chimoto and Real Sounds Band was one of those affected.

Skeffa, dishing out songs such as ‘Kankha’ which had people singing along, thanked Masimbe for inviting him to be part of the launch.

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Mr Entertainer Jai Banda officially launched the album which included a CD and DVD. He asked people to support Masimbe, who he nicknamed commander.

People bought the CD and it included MacDonald Soko, proprietor of Club 24/7 getting it at K100,000 whereas Lawrence Chaziya and Precious Mamba got it at K100,000 and K150,000, respectively.

Masimbe hailed people for their support, adding that this is the beginning of more things to come.

“I am changing the concept. I want to connect with people frequently and one of the things is to be releasing a song every two months,” he said

The 12-track album has songs such as ‘Anzeru Akummawa’, ‘Tiyimbe Nyimbo,’ ‘Mkazi Wangwiro,’ ‘Ndimange Nanu Banja’ and ‘Humanity’.

Masimbe performed a number of songs from the album including the title track ‘Utatu Woyera’ and ‘ Mkazi Wangwiro’ before paving the way for Anthony Makondetsa.

Masimbe is part of Chileka-based reggae group Black Missionaries’ family and always warms up their shows.

But despite being a curtain-raiser in Black Missionaries’ gigs, Masimbe has proved his musical strength through his compositions and energetic live performances.

Masimbe’s previous albums are Uziyang’anire Wekha, Mubvutikiranji, Nzeru ya Solomo and Mfumu Ya Mafumu.

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