Overton Chimombo speaks on music


Veteran musician Overton Chimombo has said that the country has made progress as far as music is concerned but there is room for improvement.

“We have talent on the ground but it needs to be nurtured. Most of them need to be trained so as to upgrade them,” said the veteran musician.

He appealed to the government and the corporate world to take interest in the arts and support some of the projects that are there to train artists.


Chimombo said he was still in music although he’s not active in live performances.

Chimombo has been involved in the A4AY project run by Active Youth Initiative for Social Enhancement (Ayise) in partnership with Mibawa.

The veteran musician said he has also been involved in putting together a band at Chrichi Multipurpose Gardens in Blantyre.


The band last weekend backed gospel musicians The Great Angels Choir, Ndirande Anglican Voices and King James Phiri.

“I am impressed with the way the band performed. They are not yet there but, with time, things will improve,” he said.

Chimombo also appealed to artists in the country to work very hard to satisfy their audiences by that striving for quality.

“Quality should be key whenever they are holding live performances or even working on new songs,” he said.

Chimombo said people should just watch the space as he would come back with performances.

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