Musician Soldier Lucius Banda has said 2020 is a bad year saying people should strive to stay alive and then plan activities for next year.
The artist said there was nothing to point at this year having been affected by Covid-19 pandemic.
Lucius was among artists, who defied government’s order not to resume shows due to the pandemic and went on to hold a number of gigs.
However, due to a rise in coronavirus cases, the legendary musician decided to stop his shows once again until the situation normalises.
Asked if the break had given him a chance to work on his 20th album which he indicated early this year that it would be out by this month, the ‘Mabala’ star, said the situation was tough.
“It’s tough for sure. Not holding live performances made me lazy in pushing the album. The plan was to release album end of this month,” Lucius said.
He said for now, he was hoping that the situation will normalise this month.
“I am still looking forward to the album and if things change in terms of cases going down, then I will have more time to work on songs and then release it this year,” Lucius said.
“There is nothing we are doing now apart from just praying to God that the situation should be okay,” he said.
He also said that Sand Music Festival which he organises through Impakt Events every year was at the moment hanging in limbo.
“We indicated last time that we can do the festival any month but if cases go beyond this month then we should forget it. It is a bad year all we can do is to try to stay alive. As artists we are struggling and life is so hard,” he said.
Lucius is one of the successful musicians in the country.