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Poor turnout at Ephraim concert

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Few People turned out at Zambian gospel musician Ephraim concert at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe on Friday night.

At the concert, organised by the Calvary Family Church to raise funds for its 25th anniversary celebrations coming up in August, not even quarter of the auditorium was filled up.

Forgotten gospel group Joshua Generation Band was the first to hit the stage.

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The concert was expected to start at 8pm but it delayed and started at 9pm.

The Mighty POV, the trio of George Adams, Isaac Chizaka and Omex Chimpeni, came up next followed by Great Angels choir, popularly known as The People’s choir.

Despite the poor turnout, the few that came enjoyed the gospel vibes, with Great Angels Choir attracting the audience to the dance floor.

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Great Angels offered several of their songs but it was the song ‘Tadikira’ which dominated.

Ephraim then appeared on stage close to midnight, starting off his set with praise and worship songs.

But it was his famous ‘Permanent’ song that moved the audience.

In an interview after the show, Ephraim said he enjoyed performing in the country but was quick to point out that there were many shows in Lilongwe on the night; hence, getting a low patronage.

“The show was really good only that I think a lot of people had functions because of the Easter period. But low patronage aside, it was a lovely concert. Actually where two or three people are gathered that is my principle to perform to the best and I believe that God touched the people that He wanted to touch,” he said.

Ephraim further revealed that he has worked on a new album titled God is Doing Something New.

“The new album is really an amazing project. I believe that God is doing something new in the lives of people including Malawians,” he said.

The Zambian artist jetted into the country on Wednesday through Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe.

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