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Soldier premieres ‘Ndinu Yemweyo’

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Legendary musician Soldier Lucius Banda on Saturday finally premiered his music video for the gospel track ‘Ndinu Yemweyo’ through ZBS Television.

Lucius had announced that he would premiere the music video at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe but postponed it due to a rise in Covid cases before going for a special premiere on ZBS Television.

The ‘Mabala’ star first released the audio for ‘Ndinu Yemweyo’ before working on the music video.

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People have since hailed him for the quality of the music video which was shot at the beautiful Malape Hills in Machinga and other areas near Lake Malawi.

Lucius has hailed Malawians both in and outside the country for the love they have shown him and that the track is manifesting the power of God and thanking Him for His healing mercies.

Lucius, who has been out of the stage since last year due to illness, said people have supported his family in cash and kind.

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“When I lost parliamentary elections, I had this feeling that people don’t love me but I was wrong. Since my illness and my brothers Paul and Francis were put to light, Malawians have supported me and I don’t take this love for granted. I just want to say thank you. Even here at home, people have been coming with chickens and other things,” he said.

Lucius said part of the money he has been receiving has been shared with his brothers.

“I am currently going for dialysis with my brother Paul at Mwaiwathu in Blantyre and part of this money is being used for dialysis. I am also thankful to President Lazarus Chakwera who has said he will support Paul because he is a national icon,” he said.

Despite having the premiere of the music video on ZBS, Soldier has indicated that once Covid cases go down, he will have a concert to premiere the music video which currently people can access through his YouTube channel.

The musician said last month that he is also planning free concerts to thank people for their support.

With 19 albums to his credit including Cease Fire, Unity, Survivor and Down Babylon, Lucius, who is one of the successful musicians, said he would have released his 20th album by now but Covid has been a challenge to the creative industry.

“It’s been hard for artists without shows. I have even used part of the money to support Zembani Band members because, in most of the shows, they have not managed to raise enough,” he said.

He also hinted at his music shift to concentrate more on gospel music.

“I have been doing gospel music but it’s different now because I am doing it with the understanding of the word of God. I have been reading the Bible more,” Lucius said.

His son Johnny also spoke of his love for father’s music and that he was ready to follow in his footsteps although he was quick to say it would be a challenge.

Meanwhile, Johnny also said people should look forward to new music from him and Mr Friday as well as Sand Music Festival, which is part of their brand to be held at Sunbird Nkopola in Mangochi District from October 1 to 3.

Sand Music Festival has since announced some international headliners such as Jamaica’s Gramps Morgan, Nigeria’s Mr P and South Africa’s Makhadzi.

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