Nigeria’s multi-award winning gospel musician, Osinach Joseph, on Sunday held her last show at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) which saw her pull a massive audience.
Known by her stage name as Sinach—which she chose from her name Osinach because according to her is easy to pronounce and catchy— the versatile singer and worshipper performed at BSC barely a day after her first performance at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
In Lilongwe, Sinach’s show failed to pull a huge audience but it was a different story in Blantyre where the organisers, killed it.
Gospel lovers in the commercial city were fully rewarded as Sinach simply nailed it and brought heaven to BSC as she took them on a journey of praise and worship.
“Hello Malawi, Praise the Lord,” she said, soon after she jumped on stage.
Performing live with her band, Sinach jumped on stage soon after the audience had enjoyed Patience Namadingo’s act and received huge cheers of welcome.
Namadingo, who has grown his brand winning the hearts of many people with his music and performances, hit the stage and gave it the perfect warmth in readiness for Sinach.
This concert also turned out to be a good warm up for Namadingo and his band as they are set to perform in Europe next month.
He performed a number of tracks including ‘Msati Mseke’, before bowing out with ‘Mtendere’, which he played using different genres including reggae.
From the word go, Sinach, with her strong voice, did not want to leave anyone behind as she kept on engaging the audience in every song.
She sang, prayed and danced and, before she left the stage, she prayed for Malawi.
“I pray for Malawi, prosperity comes to Malawi. I pray for the leaders so they will walk in wisdom, walk in the fear of the Lord, walk with the people in the heart, I pray for the young women and the mothers of this land, you give them wisdom to guide the children,” Sinach prayed connecting with the audience.
She further prayed for young people, to have strength and also no diseases in the country and also blessings for the country.
As a songwriter, Sinach —has written over 200 songs with her song ‘This Is Your Season’ winning the Song of the Year award in 2018.
She took some time to pray for the organisers for a well-organised concert.
She started performing around 4pm and bowed out around 7pm but she left the stage on fire, ending with one of her popular songs ‘I Know Who I am’, And, since it was dark, she asked everyone to light up their cell-phones.
Sinach also had time to play other songs including ‘Way Maker’, in which she speaks highly of God being a way-maker and miracle worker.
“Maybe no-one has never succeeded in your family but He is a promise keeper. That is why I sing He is a way maker and promise keeper, there is hope in the name of Jesus,” she said as she engaged the audience to lift up their hands in worship.
“We love you. Thank you Malawi. I will come back,” Sinach said.
Gospel musician, Khama Khwiliro, said he learned a lot from the concert apart from being blessed.
“She was very much organised with her band,” Khwiliro said.
Random interviews with several gospel lovers indicated they were satisfied although some in the VIP section felt the organisers could have done better on setting up a good place for them.
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