Gospel musician Limbani Simenti on Sunday launched his second album titled Gwada Upemphere which attracted an impressive audience.
The artist was on point from the word go as he showed he is maturing with time.
He was backed by a band that has versatile instrumentalists including drummer Amos Mlolowa and keyboardist Dick Kankhunda.
Dressed by Majestic Fashions, who are specialised in different wears including office, Simenti offered an act that saw him sing from deep down his heart.
Gwada Upemphere has already impressed many and is currently enjoying airplay in most of the local radio stations and when he delivered it late on during his second coming, he conquered the audience.
This is the song which offers hope to those who have lost hope and tells them that they should look up to God regardless of the challenges they are going through.
In another song, Tonthola, Simenti called his brother to the front and told the audience that they used to be a big family but death robbed them of their parents and siblings.
The gospel musician, who came to the limelight in 2012 with his debut album Lungisani Impilo which has the hit Ndikuwoneni, could not hold back tears when he was speaking about the loss of his parents and siblings before he went on to perform Tonthola.
Some people were touched with the story and could not hold back tears.
In the song Mbiya Kwa Woyiumba, Simenti brought his daughter to the stage and performed with him until to the end of the song.
He said he dedicated the song to his daughter and that it stems from the question his daughter asked him when he was taking her to school one day.
The gospel artist actually had to ask his daughter to repeat the question again for the audience to hear and there she went: “Why do you always carry me on your shoulders every day to school, when will you buy a car?”
The audience went into stitches.
There was also another moment when the musician performed the song Bwanji Mulowelelepo in which he is hitting at those who are abducting and killing people living with albinism in the country.
The song started with a sketch which saw renowned MBC personality Ian Simbota, who is tussling with another man in the audience. Some thought it was a real tussle.
Before they went further, Simenti invited them to the stage asking them what was going and it was all about the abduction and killing of persons with albinism happening in the country.
Through the song, Simenti condemns those who are doing the malpractice, saying they should stop forthwith for “we are all one.”
“I am impressed, a very good performance, very good and mature songs with a rich message and I was touched with the song where he is talking about the abduction and killing of people living with albinism,” said Apostle Felix Zalimba, who was the guest of honour.
“I did my homework well, I didn’t want to give people the usual but rather I wanted to tell my story and sing from deep down my heart. I would like to thank people for the support they gave me,” said Simenti.
From Blantyre, Simenti, who also coloured his performances with dances from contemporary dancers Joshua Bhima and Robert Magasa and other members, goes to Mlambe Motel in Balaka on September 4 and then Sheaffer ICA Marquee in Lilongwe on September 25.
Other artists who spiced up the launch included Steve Muliya and King James Phiri, and Ndirande Anglican Voices.
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