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Short set for Costa Titch

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ELECTRIC—Costa Titch interacts with the audience during his act and inset Quest

South African singer and rapper Costa Titch, real name Costa Tsobanoglou, offered an energetic performance at Comesa Hall in Blantyre in his second show which came barely a day after he starred at Mingle in Lilongwe on Friday.

The concert, dubbed ‘The Big Flexa Gig’ which was dominated by a youthful audience, delayed to start on Saturday night but it spilled over to the early hours of Sunday.

Costa Titch, who also sparkled with his dance moves, jumped on stage after midnight and performed for less than 45 minutes. He started it alone before being joined by Phantom Steeze.

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He received a delirium of cheers upon his entry and went straight into business and people sang along to the tracks that he offered.

“This is my first time to be in Malawi; thank you very much for your support,” the rapper said in between his performance.

The artist, who bagged Best Collaboration and Best Remix for ‘Nkalakatha’ remix featuring Riky Rick at the 2020 South African Hip Hop Awards, also paid tribute to Riky Rick, who died last Wednesday.

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Costa Titch’s act came after the audience had been treated to short performances of Quest and Eli Njuchi.

Quest lifted people’s spirits with songs such as ‘Shasha’ but it was ‘Moto’ which won the hearts of many in the hall before Eli Njuchi took over and signed off in style by joining the audience as he performed the track ‘Follow’.

There were also performances from DJs including DJ Flame, who treated people to songs done by different artists.

“He has the energy and is full of life; he also seems passionate. I loved his dance moves and Phantom Steeze who joined him; their dance moves were crispy but the set was just too short,” one of the fans, Esther Thepa, said.

Costa Titch, who received heavy security, left yesterday for the Rainbow Nation.

He starred in the country courtesy of Barbques in partnership with Entertainers Promotions.

Entertainers Promotions Director Tonderai Banda said. after the show, he was satisfied with the turnout at the two gigs in Lilongwe and Blantyre.

“This is the first event this year where we were having an international artist. We received good turnout at all the two venues. People should just watch out for more and this is just the beginning,” Tonderai, whose Entertainers Promotions hosted a Pre-Winter White Party at Comesa Hall recently, said.

He described Costa Titch as a talented guy and that they decided to bring him because he is followed a lot by young people.

“He has a challenge on Instagram and YouTube and, so, this was a perfect time to have him and he killed it at both shows,” Tonderai said.

On Costa Titch’s set being short, Tonderai said he performed as per his technical ride.

“People enjoyed it and they were entertained and I don’t think there were any complaints. We are hoping that next month we should be bringing another artist and this is just the beginning in terms of partnerships with Barbaques,” he said.

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