Kondwani Nankhumwa, Prophet Mbewe decorate The Warrior’s launch
Leader of Opposition in Parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa and Prophet David Mbewe graced gospel musician Mable Lwanda’s launch of a CD and DVD of her album titled Chimwemwe Changa where they gave out huge sums.
Held at Sunbird Mount Soche, Nankhumwa, who was the guest of honour, parted with K400,000 whereas Mbewe made a contribution of K1 million.
Nankhumwa, who came in midway through the launch, donated the money which was packaged in an envelope when he was making his speech before master of ceremonies Steve Wazisomo Muliya announced the amount.
He said he decided to help the singer because of her special mission of supporting needy students through her organisation Beauty from Ashes Foundation.
“What Mable is doing is commendable, she is assisting needy students with school fees and she indicated that part of proceeds of the launch will go towards this cause. This is why I decided to come and help,” Nankhumwa said.
He urged Mable to continue ministering the word of God through music.
“She has a special talent. Let me also take this opportunity to say that there is a need for a proper legal framework to protect musicians so that they reap from their sweat,” the Leader of Opposition said.
Mbewe made his donation in a different way when he asked for a chitenje cloth that gospel musicians Favoured Martha and Ethel Kamwendo Banda held and then he started splashing K2,000 notes.
He described music as a powerful tool which is used in different occasions.
Nankhumwa and Mbewe, however, did not stay for long and left a few minutes after donating the money.
Better known as The Warrior in the gospel music arena, Mable, who is a police officer in the Criminal Investigations Department at Chilomoni Police Station in Blantyre, offered three songs in her first entry before closing the chapter with two more songs at the end.
She also performed when Mbewe was making his donation.
“I just want to thank God that finally I have launched the CD and DVD. Gospel music is a ministry for me. I also want to thank people for their support,” Mable said.
She said she looks after 18 students and that, through her organisation; she wants to help them achieve their goals through education.
The launch, which saw people being treated to a cocktail, was spiced up by performances from, among others, Evans Meleka, Ethel Kamwendo Banda, Eliza Mponya and Shammah Vocals.
A number of gospel artists were present during the launch to support Mable and they included Miracle Chinga Moffat, Hannah Kadam’manja, Princess Chitsulo, Phalyce Mang’anda, Robertson Nkhonjera and Dennis Kalimbe of Ndirande Anglican Voices.
However, Muliya prolonged the auction which eked close to K3 million, leaving little space for performances.
The 10-track album has songs such as ‘Ndili Ndi Yesu’, ‘Wachifundo’, ‘Ndimitima’, ‘Nkhondo’, ‘Mau Adzaima’, ‘Osagonjetseka’, ‘Kulambira’ and ‘Yesu Chimwemwe Changa’.