Soldier Lucius Banda has not had performances for some time due to illness but he said Wednesday there is an improvement and that he is ready to get back to the stage.
The legendary musician, who recently released a single ‘Ndinu Yemweyo’ thanking God for His mercies, said he can manage brief performances for now, hence announcing plans to hold free ‘Thank you’ concerts.
Soldier is expected to premiere a music video for ‘Ndinu Yemweyo’ which he shot at Malape Pillars in Machinga District on July 31.
“The music video is ready and I thought we should premiere it in a special way at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe on July 31. We are also mindful of the fact that we have rising cases of Covid and, with new restrictions set today (yesterday), we will target few people,” he said.
Lucius said the premiere will feature other acts such as Lulu, Gwamba and Great Angels Choir.
“I am moving towards gospel, having done enough on the other side but I feel I can go on stage as I am gaining the energy. The best way to heal at the moment is to move on with life. I will be taking it easy and not perform the way I used to do,” he said.
Lucius said his performance at Crossroads Hotel will also be brief but he assured people that they will experience a good show.
On free concerts, Lucius, who is also Special Adviser to the President on Youth and Arts, said he has no choice but to do it to thank people for the love.
“It’s been tough for the family; there is an improvement for all of us and we are thankful to people for the love they have shown and continue to show us. This is why I thought I should put up these free concerts,” he said.
Lucius, who is one of the successful musicians with over 15 albums, could not clearly come out on when the free shows would start.
“As I indicated earlier, we have rising cases of Covid and so we are not sure when new restrictions will be there but I think by August the situation should normalise and then we can work on that,” he said.