Zambian act Organised Family and South Africa’s Nkosazana Daughter are the two foreign acts that have been added to the list of performers set to spice up Soldier Lucius Banda’s Love and Hate album at Lilongwe Golf Club on December 3 2022.
This is Lucius’ 20th album and it has 20 songs.
“We are blessed with two foreign acts from South Africa Nkosazana Daughter and Zambia Oga Family,” Lucius wrote on his Facebook page.
Oga Family, made up of among others, Oga Rex, Kent and Rusindo, has been to Malawi several times and in their tours have labelled the country their second home.
For Nkosazana Daughter this will be the first time to perform in the country.
The other artists on the bill include Black Missionaries and Anthony Makondetsa, Patience Namadingo, Lulu, Mlaka Maliro, Dan Lufani, Billy Kaunda, Sam Smack and Nepman.
The ‘Mabala’ maker, who recently called upon people to grab Love and Hate indicating that this album would probably be his last, hailed people for their support in his over 30- year career.
“Love and Hate sayings one who is a friend today might become the worst enemy the following day and vice versa. I am looking at how people betray each other and do not understand each other,” he said.
Lucius said he would be stopping on 20 in terms of producing albums but that once in a while he will come up with singles.
“I am 52 years old now but I feel 80, 90 years old and this is how I have overworked. Apart from doing music now I also want to concentrate on family,” he said.
Lucius maintained that he was not quitting music, describing it as a lifestyle.
“It is not easy to quit music and actually I should say that you quit music when you die. For now I should say that I will not be as busier as I have been doing. I will be performing as a professional artist. I need to look after my brothers as well and I am not 100 percent well. I have to go for dialysis twice a week,” he said.
The legendary musician said if he succeeds in the December 3 launch, he would look at doing shows in Blantyre and Mzuzu as well as South Africa.
“I will also make sure that I have all the other 19 albums available during the December 3 launch so that those who do not have them should access them,” he said.