Anthony ‘Mr Cool’ Makondetsa on Sunday took advantage of the performance at Ozone refreshment Centre in Machinjiri, Blantyre to call for love among Malawians regardless of the different political affiliations.
After dishing out songs off his albums, Makondetsa said it was worrisome that people were dividing each other because of politics in the country.
“We are all one. Let us love each other regardless of whether we are from the North, Central or Southern Region. Politics should not bring hatred among us. We may be affiliated to different parties but let us love one another and maintain peace,” the ‘Mbumba Ya Abrahamu’ star said.
Makondetsa then went on to perform the song ‘Philadelphia’, off his Ndagwira Mbendera album. The song calls for love and unity among people.
“We would be going to polls shortly but let us refrain from violence. Let us not be used by politicians,” he said.
The artist warmed up the stage for Black Missionaries which closed the curtain during the show on a cold Sunday night.
The show went all the way to midnight with people still wanting more from Black Missionaries which welcomed its band leader and lead vocalist, Anjiru Fumulani, who was down with malaria last week.
Anjiru missed two of the shows in Mangochi and Salima. “I am thankful to God that I am back on my feet. I also would like to thank people for their understanding last week in my absence. It should also be noted that Black Missionaries is not for one person and this is why Anthony Makondetsa and Chizondi Fumulani led the way last week,” he said.
Anjiru maintained that 2020 was a special year for them as they are celebrating their 20th anniversary and that they would be releasing their Kuimba 12 album.
“For instance, we have planned five special shows for the anniversary, we will have two shows in the Southern Region, one in the Eastern, one in the Central and one in the Northern. We will be releasing three songs which we recorded in South Africa with Amos Mlolowah soon,” Anjiru said.
The group offered several songs off their Kuimba albums before bowing out at midnight. Earlier on, there were also performances from artists such as Khozie Masimbe, who indicated that he was ready to drop a new album.
“I am done with everything and will be coming out soon. People should just watch the space,” Masimbe said.