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Patience Namadingo speaks on mash up concept

2 mash up concerts on the cards

BILLY—It is a collection of a number of songs

Patience Namadingo said Monday the mash up concept was a huge project that aims at among others, generating income for the legends, who have not earned enough from their sweat.

Namadingo has excited people with the mash up which kicked off with the youthful artist collaborating with Soldier Lucius Banda and now he has worked with Billy Kaunda.

The reggae mash up medley with Kaunda of the ‘Alibe Mau’ fame, which is similar to that he did with Lucius was expected to be released yesterday.

“After this I will also be following another Malawian legend but he is not based in Malawi. There is more to this and I want to promote the mash up concept. I actually will also do other mash ups with Lucius and Billy because we did not do their other songs,” Namadingo said yesterday.

He said he will record the mash ups later this month but will not release them.

“The concept is also that Lucius will do two songs which were done by Billy Kaunda and vice-versa,” the ‘Msati Mseke’ star said.

He also revealed that he will be holding mash up concepts concerts on March 27 in Blantyre and then March 28 in Lilongwe which will feature Lucius and Billy.

“We will have one band, which will do a mash up jam and these mash ups will be longer compared to the ones we have done and it will be a non-stop performance,” Namadingo said.

He then appealed for support from the general public, well-wishers and the corporate world.

“For this whole concept to materialise and be a success, we need funds and so, I call upon people to come forth with their money. We are looking at doing songs for more legends, do more mash ups for these legends but that might be done by other artists, who have nice voices but are wasting time with Western songs,” he said.

He said the profits realised from the concerts and other mash up concepts will go to the families of the legends.

Kaunda yesterday welcomed the mash up concept saying Namadingo had brought in something creative.

“He is also looking at having a concert on that and so we see what will come up otherwise it is good and it is a collection of a number of songs,” the artist, who has just dropped a single ‘Zonsezi Nzosala’, said.

The reggae single has been produced at Mathumela Studio in Lilongwe by Lulu.

“People have always asked me if I have abandoned recordings but through the song I just want to remind everyone that all is vanity meaning ‘Zonsezi Nzosala’,” he said.

Meanwhile Namadingo has said he has so far signed two artists, Mitengeli Choir and JJ through his Namartists record label.

The artist recently collaborated with Mitengeli Choir in their song ‘Ndalama’, which is currently trending.

“I am actually releasing another song with Mitengeli titled ‘Ikakhala Yabwino’ on 13th March 2020. Let me also say that I am the creative producer for all these concepts, I write on scripts and direct and the record label Namartists is a combination of the first letters of my surname and then other artists,” Namadingo said.

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