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Soul Raiders rebrands

Reggae group Soul Raiders has rebranded and this time around it is looking at nothing but taking its acts to all the corners of the world.

The group will this Sunday perform at Grittas Camp in Lilongwe—an entertainment hub which is slowly moving to the top having hosted a couple of live shows recently.

Musician Neil Nayar, who is spearheading Grittahs Camp, said the centre is open every day, with live music from Thursdays to Sundays.

“There is just so much to offer the much needed entertainment. We just want to call upon people to patronise this home of live music in Lilongwe. Last weekend it was all fire with Paul Banda and now we are having Soul Raiders,” he said.

Soul Raiders’ member Prince Martin said recently that the group has rebranded now that they have a manager in the name of JJ Munthali.

“We have been criticised by our fans that we have not been that serious with our music. Some have even gone on to say that we are a band which only performs in Lilongwe but that’s not the case, we love music and we love what we do and so with JJ as our manager he is handling all the things to do with music,” Martin said.

The group last weekend organised a Mothers’ Day reggae show which Martin said was an indication that they are a group for everyone.

“We are a group not for a cross-section of people but we are a group for everyone. People should just watch the space because we have a lot in stock for them. We are taking our music to the world and as I said we have rebranded ourselves with the coming in of JJ Munthali,” he said.

The soft-spoken Martin said JJ Munthali has been in music for a long time and has the experience to drive a band.

“He is really pushing us and we are happy with his vibe as a manager and we see many good things coming up otherwise we are braced for serious reggae music and more albums,” Martin said.

The group has performed in different platforms sharing the stage with international acts including Jamaica’s Morgan Heritage and will also perform at this year’s Sand Music Festival taking place at Sunbird Livingstonia in Salima from October 28 to October 30.

Some of the group’s albums are Reggae Revolution and Angels which has the hit Patse.

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