Celebrated musician Mlaka Maliro in partnership with Entertainers Promotions have announced dates for his return shows.
Entertainers Promotions Director Tonderai Banda said Tuesday all was set for the return shows with the first on April 30 2022 at Blantyre Sports Club before dating Lilongwe Golf Club on May 7 2022.
“We are ready as Team Entertainers to give people the best of shows with Mlaka Maliro. He has been out of the stage and people missed his electric acts and we thought we should bring return shows for him,” Tonderai, who took over the mantle of the entertainment outfit from his father Jai, popularly known as Mr Entertainer, said.
He said they were in advanced stages in terms of preparations for the two shows and that they would also be holding another show in Mzuzu.
“His performance will be scripted and we want it to be phenomenal and historical. Mlaka ndi Mlaka and he has proved over the years that he is an amazing musician,” Tonderai said.
The two gigs follow Mlaka’s last Saturday’s show in Blantyre where he put up a strong-willed performance backed by Rolling Sounds from Lilongwe.
Although he had challenges with his voice in some instances, especially in some songs which demanded him to balance his pitches, Mlaka conquered during the Blantyre showdown, which saw him sharing the stage with his wife Benerdetta and his son.
Having been starring with Maloto Vibrations in the past years before moving to pastoral work to minister the word of God, Mlaka said he has no intention of reviving Maloto Vibrations.
“For now, I will stick with Rolling Sounds and this is because, soon, I will be back to pastoral work. Of course, it is all about juggling between pastoral work and music but I am here and I am thankful for the support that people gave me over the weekend,” Mlaka said.
During the concert, in which he gave a chance to his wife to offer his songs, Mlaka rekindled memories of his past exploits by dishing out songs from his albums such as Hosanna, He is Alive, Maloto, Musalire, Gologolo Pamtengo and Njododa.
Most of the songs he offered on the night, where Blantyre also had Lucius Banda and Zembani Band at Scallas Café, the Balaka-based musician performed his latest release ‘There’s No Wine’ off his 13th album The Risen King a number of times by public demand.