Boniface Ndamera, who has been leading Lucky Stars Band famed for the hit ‘Chinafunam’bale, said on Saturday the group is active despite being out of the limelight.
The group shared the stage with Lulu and Zambia’s B1 at Mozambican Club in Limbe.
Unlike in the past where the group used to perform frequently, Lucky Stars Band has of late not been holding any performances.
But Ndamera, said they do not hold shows of their own due to financial problems.
“If we had enough in our coffers, we would be holding shows now and then but we are short of funds and so we have to wait to be invited in most cases. If we are not invited then it becomes a problem,” Ndamera said.
He maintained that they were still performing and that given chances they will always be there.
The group, however, failed to show up during Sounds of Malawi Acoustic Session recently.
“We are happy to have shared the stage with Lulu and B1. Through such shows, you appeal to the audience but also share and learn from others,” Ndamera said.
He also said the band has more new songs but are failing to go to the studio because they are frustrated by piracy.
“I have an album ready titled Wakonda Ubale Wandiwombola but piracy has kept me off. Pirates are just pirating music and before you launch, the songs are already on the market and so that has put me off,” Ndamera said.
Ndamera, who performed with his full band with dancers keeping the stage lively, also revealed that he has a church known as Light in Jesus which has branches in different places including in Nsanje, his home district.