Soldier heaps praise on son
Soldier Lucius Banda, who this year will be engulfed in a series of celebrations including his 50th birthday, has opened up to say his son Johnny has potential to offer more to the music industry and follow in his footsteps.
Lucius said in an exclusive interview in Blantyre re
cently that he was happy with the strides that Johnny has taken and that he has shown he was ready to do music.
“The past years, we were strict on him because he was doing his studies but now has that freedom to do music. I am happy with his progress and he is a good musician and that I don’t doubt,” he said.
Johnny has been collaborating with his father in some of his songs and has at times also stood in for his father during shows.
Last month Johnny stood in for his father during a show in Lilongwe as his father was in United Kingdom performing at the Malawi Achievers Awards.
Lucius who has several albums to his credit and is set to release his 20th album this year, said over the years, Johnny has showed he was a good singer and dancer.
“He has also shown discipline which is very important in music. I will still be in music and I will never retire but I will also I am be pushing Johnny. I am looking at him doing a number of collaborations with other top artists,” the ‘Mabala’ star said.
He then revealed that he has written a song for Johnny which he wants to him to collaborate with Busy Signal.
“Johnny will take over, I want him to do more and in January 2020 we want to start recording. I trust him, he has good character. I wanted to do it but I thought I have done my part,” Lucius said.
Lucius has since dropped a new song titled ‘Bwerera’, which he described as a New Year gift to the people.
“I am also looking at pushing other artists so that we penetrate the international market. We need to do more otherwise we have talent in the country. All we ask is the support from people. We are thankful for the support but more can be done,” Lucius said.
He also said people should strive to buy original music and refrain from buying pirated copies.