Lucky Stars Band, famed for the hit ‘Chinafuna Mbale’ and led by Boniface Ndamera, has said it is ready to tour the country and treat people to live performances once a promoter is identified.
Ndamera, who is visually challenged, said last Thursday at Jacaranda Cultural Centre (JCC) in Blantyre during Sounds of Malawi Acoustic Session that they are rearing to perform across the country as they used to do in past years but they do not have funds.
“We are looking for a promoter who can help us tour the country. We are ready to do that after being out of the limelight. We have new songs that, if we had enough money, we would have gone to the studio to record,” he said.
He said they have been rehearsing in preparation for live performances.
“We appreciate players like Jai Banda with Entertainers Promotions for what they are doing and they have been there, including us in their shows, but we also need someone who will be helping us as Lucky Stars Band,” he said.
Not long ago, Ndamera was in the spotlight, asking for support from well-wishers to help them buy equipment.
“We have the equipment now; of course, it is not enough but we have, most of the key instruments,” he said.
During the acoustic session hosted by ethno-musician Waliko Makhala, Ndamera once again underlined his prowess in music when he entertained the audience with his guitar skills.
Lucky Stars performs with a full band accompanied by dancers but, this time around, it was a three-piece showdown.
The not-so-huge audience treasured Ndamera during the live set, with many saying such artists deserve to be honoured for the work they have done in elevating music.
Once again, ‘Chinafuna Mbale’, which was released long time ago, conquered the show, with people taking to the dance floor to enjoy the track, which remains an anthem and continues to enjoy airplay at most engagements including weddings.