Renowned musician Pastor Mlaka Maliro has said that he will release his 13th album The Risen King in July this year.
The ‘Dzanja Lalemba’ star, who has already dropped two songs off the album namely ‘Permanent’ currently enjoying airplay on One Gospel and Trace Gospel and the latest ‘There’s No Wine,’ which has created discussion on social media, said he was targeting the launch on his birthday.
“It would be perfect to launch the album on my birthday which is in July and, so, I can confirm that I will have it ready during that time,” the musician, who goes by the moniker Mlaka ndi Mlaka, said.
The release of the reggae track ‘There’s No Wine’ follows his resignation from Enlightened Christian Gathering Jesus Nations (ECGJN) Church.
ECGJN has since released a statement on Mlaka’s resignation, the church clarifying a number of issues.
The church has underlined that Pastor Mlaka is a great leader and that in three years he has served their ministry – from being a resident pastor in several branches in South Africa to become National Pastor, Pastor, Mlaka showed great leadership skills both as a minister of the gospel and an administrator.
“In this vein, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri wishes Pastor Mlaka well and he is confidently resolute that wherever Pastor Mlaka goes, he will always achieve greatness,” the statement reads further.
Mlaka said he would prefer not to comment anything on ECGJN statement.
“For now, I and my wife would not say anything,” he said.
In ‘There’s No Wine, as a pastor, Mlaka sings in English and Chichewa that he is on a pulpit ready to preach the word of God and tells the story in the Bible of Jesus Christ and His mother Mary when they went to a wedding reception and whilst there, Mary told her son Jesus that wine be depleted.
He said on Sunday that in the song, he is talking about how things are right now on the political front where people are complaining that life is tough and that on the religious front, the devil has entered churches.