Mlaka Maliro faces Soldier, Billy Kaunda in rare concert


After his successful performance at Blantyre Sports Club last Saturday where he experienced poor patronage, Mlaka Maliro goes on another music expedition at Lilongwe Golf Club tomorrow, where he will share the stage with Billy Kaunda and Soldier Lucius Banda.

The three acts will meet in a rare showdown and will rekindle memories of their past when they used to star together in Zembani Band before Mlaka and Billy went their own paths.

Mlaka said yesterday he was looking forward to share the stage with Soldier and Billy as well as other acts on the line-up including Great Angels Choir and Onesimus.


“I am ready with Rolling Sounds Band. Blantyre was great; it is unfortunate we did not get the numbers but I am sure Lilongwe will be different. I have always said that I am using the stage to preach the word of God. Let people come and experience the best,” the ‘Dzanja Lalemba’ and ‘There’s No Wine’ creator said.

He said he was looking forward to sharing the stage with Soldier and Billy, describing them as his elders and thanked them for accepting to be part of his return show alongside Onesimus and Great Angels Choir, who also starred in Blantyre.

Entertainers Promotions led by Tonderai Banda admitted that they lost out in the Blantyre concert but were praying for a successful concert in Lilongwe.


“I am optimistic this will be different. We just thought of treating people to Mlaka, Lucius and Billy. It did not even cross our minds that we were creating a Zembani reunion of the three as they used to perform together before Mlaka and Billy left,” Tonderai said.

Billy of the ‘Agalatiya’ fame said he was ready for the concert.

“I can’t wait to share the stage with my brothers Lucius and Mlaka. People should brace for great sound,” he said.

Lucius, who last weekend performed in South Africa with Zembani Band, said it was a great feeling to have such a concert.

“It has always been a belief of people that when you part ways then you are not friends. We parted in good faith and our separation with Billy and Mlaka has a lot of blessings because they went on to create their own bands and produced several other artists,” he said.

Lucius said he feels proud to line up together tomorrow and show the world that they were proud of what they did.

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