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Rains affect turnout at Soldier, Sir Paul’s show

HEADLINER—Lucius with his daughter

HEADLINER—Paul waves before leaving the stage

A rare show headlined by brothers Soldier Lucius Banda and Sir Paul Banda suffered a setback at Village House in Blantyre on a cold Sunday as it received a low turnout.

Rains that had fallen in the afternoon affected the turnout.

The show was supposed to start in the afternoon but due to rains, it delayed as it ended up being pushed to the evening with showers still continuing.

But some people braved the rains and cold weather and patronised the show which went all the way to the early hours of Monday with Nepman closing the curtain.

In fact there were moments when the showers persisted but people remained faithful and went on to dance and enjoy the performances.

Apart from appreciating the music vibes of the two brothers, who have contributed greatly to the creative industry in the country, the audience also had time to sample music from Lucius’ son Johnny better known as Mr Zembani.

People would however, have loved to see Lucius and Sir Paul perform together and collaborate but it was not to be as they performed separately with Sir Paul warming the stage for Lucius.

The gig at Village House came following their successful outings at Simbeko Lodge in Nsanje on Friday and Shire Club in Chikwawa on Saturday.

Early performances came from Mr Friday and Chisomo Golombe before Mr Zembani took over the stage dishing out a number of songs done by his father with some being requested by people including ‘Johnny’ which is in the album Cell 51.

This is a song in which Lucius speaks volumes of his arrest and advises his son to stay strong and take care of his mother and family.

Sam Smack, who is Zembani Band leader, was next before Sir Paul jumped on stage. The legendary musician performed a number of songs including ‘Zonse Nzabwino’, ‘Malilime’, ‘Muzisankhire Njira’, ‘Achimwene Muzigona Kunyumba’, and ‘Mtendere’.

“It was a good weekend and it was the first time to perform in Nsanje District on Friday. Rains affected the show at Village House but, as usual ,people gave us support. I am also happy to perform with my brother. We started last year,” he said.

Lucius took over from his brother and his collection on the night included a reggae mash up medley which he did with Patience Namadingo but in his absence Sam Smack did the job and two new songs with one being the love track ‘Bwerera’.

There was also a moment when the musician invited his daughter to the stage to perform ‘Nabanda’, in which he gives marriage tips to his daughter.

“I am happy that we returned to Village House after a long time. We must apologise to the people that the weather messed up the show. The tradition was to start in the afternoon but rains persisted and forced us to start late but we thank those who managed to brave the cold weather and rains,” Lucius said.

On his sharing the stage with his brother Paul, Lucius said they were “okay like that”.

“It is a good flavour that Paul comes in with pure gospel while I do my own set. People are liking it, Paul has been performing with other bands, but he is my brother, my mentor, he is home with my band and we are better off performing together,” he said.

Lucius also hinted that they were recording a mashup three part two with Namadingo and that there were mashup shows lined up in Blantyre and Lilongwe.

The two were yesterday performing at M1 Centre Point in Lilongwe.

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