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Soldier takes ‘Love and Hate’ album to South Africa

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ANJIRU FUMULANI

After successfully launching his 20th album Love and Hate in Lilongwe recently, musician Soldier Lucius Banda goes to South Africa this weekend.

Lucius, who has maintained that he is not quitting music but will not be holding live performances now and then as he used to do in the past said, after the launch at Lilongwe Golf Club, he thought of giving people in South Africa a treat.

“I am excited to perform in South Africa and launching the album there is a plus because it will also be like giving them a festive season present,” Lucius said.

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The musician, famed for hits such as ‘Mabala’ and ‘Nthawi’, said, from South Africa, he will be taking the album to Blantyre and later Mzuzu.

“As I said, this is my last album. I will be releasing singles going forward and, so, I urge people to grab the original copy of the album,” he said.

The album has seen Lucius featuring artists such as Dan Lu in the track ‘Iwe Ndi Ine’. The other songs in the project include ‘Bisa’.

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The performances for the artist, who Thursday starred at Colony Casino in Blantyre at its 20th anniversary event, starts today in Pretoria and then West Lake Commando Hall tomorrow before dating Tijuca Café on Sunday.

Lucius invades the Rainbow Nation to join Chileka reggae group Black Missionaries, which left the country last week for a number of shows and will be finishing their gigs this weekend before they come back home.

“People have given us great support here. It has been a long time since we performed in South Africa. We finished the first round of our shows last Sunday and now we are getting to the second round,” Blacks’ lead vocalist Anjiru Fumulani said.

The first round saw Black Missionaries alongside Anthony Makondetsa and other Chileka siblings performing in Durban and Johannesburg.

The reggae group has three shows this weekend, starting today at Dlamini’s Place and then, tomorrow, they will be at Nyanyazi Pub with the last show on Sunday at Stompie’s Pub and Grill.

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