Patience Namadingo puzzles in Valentines eve concert


Youthful musician Patience Namadingo continued to show his creativity in the music industry when he once again gave the audience a rare treat during a red carpet Valentines Eve concert held at Comesa Hall in Blantyre.

The ‘Msati Mseke,’ hit maker, who closed the chapter on the night, delayed to come on stage soon after the audience had enjoyed the performances of veteran Paul Banda and Coss Chiwalo, who were backed by Alleluya Band.

But the wait was worth it as the singer and guitarist stormed the Comesa Hall in a Hollywood like movie alighting from a Chrysler as the audience watched all his moves from the big screens inside the hall.


His three backing team which included keyboardist Chisomo Ngondo, were the first to come, stepping out of a Pathfinder.

They waited outside for Namadingo as the audience watched on the screens inside, Ngondo made a call to Namadingo telling him to drive fast as people were waiting for their performance.

As soon as he alighted from the Chrysler, he went straight to join his keyboardist, drummer and guitarist where he was given his acoustic guitar which was in its case; he later fished out a lighter and lighted the other part of the case where there were fireworks before opening it later and removed his guitar.


All this was happening as the audience was watching the screens inside before the team later walked inside with pomp before jumping on a well constructed stage for a performance.

He then went on to offer an electric performance that saw him dishing out several songs from his latest Lero album including ‘Macheza’ and ‘Msati Mseke,’ which closed his set.

The artist also offered songs from his previous albums. He refined his songs giving them a new feel.

He jumped off the stage as people were still enjoying his set and he went straight outside and boarded the Chrysler before he was whisked away and master of ceremonies Times Television presenter Brian Banda announced that this was the end of this red carpet event.

Entertainers Promotions Tonderai Banda said they wanted to give the audience something new and fresh and that him now managing Namadingo, he created the concept which was further boosted by the artist.

“This was also just a matter of showing that our artists deserve the best for what they give us. It’s unfortunate we didn’t get the numbers which we wanted but we are satisfied with everything and as I said this was a game changer and there is more to come,” said Tonderai.

This was a truly red carpet event which saw people walking on a red carpet before being given rose flowers inside and also had the opportunity of taking photographs on a photo booth decorated with red and white colours.

Being a Valentines Eve, the audience was dominated with couples who had the special moment of enjoying the vibes together.

Faith Mussa was the first to hit the stage and he too put up a spirited performance that had the audience appreciating his music throughout.

Paul Banda continued from where Faith had left rekindling memories of the past with his several songs that dragged people including Blantyre City Mayor Noel Chalamanda and his wife to the dance floor.

He left the stage for another veteran Chiwalo, who offered a few songs before Namadingo closed the chapter on the night.

“I have enjoyed every moment; the unfortunate part is that people did not come out. But when such shows are organised we need to come out. Everything was perfect tonight and we saw something new and Entertainers invested heavily,” said Steers Debonairs proprietor Thomas Nkosi.

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