Local acts on Sunday shared the stage at Lilongwe Golf Club during the Sound and Light concert organised by Entertainers Promotions led by Tonderai Banda.
With a lot of people still nursing the hangover of Jamaican artist Busy Signal’s show at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe which ended in the early hours of Sunday, there were fears the event might attract a low patronage but it was not the case.
People patronised the concert which started late in the afternoon and went all the way to the night.
At around past 7pm, several names in the music circles had not yet performed and the lineup included Skeffa Chimoto, Black Missionaries, Lucius Banda and Zembani Band and Billy Kaunda and Armageddon Band.
Having not performed at the Busy Signal show, Lucius finally offered his act at the Sound and Light outing jumping on stage after Charles Nsaku.
The concert also saw the return of veteran dancer Jane Khongwa, who has not been performing with Zembani Band ofl ate.
Around 7pm, several people were still coming in for the show which also saw the presence of Busy Signal but not for a performance.
It was a platform which saw the coming to the stage of Nsaku and his Ali ku Town Sounds, having been out of the picture for some time.
“I would like to thank Mr Entertainer Jai Banda for taking me on board to perform at such a big show. It’s been sometime,” said Nsaku, who reminded the audience of his past exploits.
It also took time for Nsaku to move out of the stage even after being given a sign by Fraternal DJ that his time was up.
Entertainers Promotions did their home work well in terms of sound which was punchy and with the show said to be sound and light, the stage was lively with by sound and light as well as smoke.
Tonderai said earlier during the show that they were happy to have held the Sound and Light concert which he added will always be there to give local artists a platform to showcase their talent.
Several other up and coming artists performed during the concert earlier on. The other artists on the lineup were Lambanie Dube, Nepman and Elly K.
Random interviews with some patrons indicated they were satisfied with the concert although others were quick to say that they delayed in starting.
“I think they have scored marks in terms of sound, one is able to enjoy the sound from afar and I have liked the selection especially with artists like Charles Nsaku and Billy Kaunda which I watched long time ago. But I was not impressed with their time management which is still a biggest challenge,” said Brave Kampani.
He appealed to organisers to keep time when starting shows pointing out that some people are afraid of coming with their families especially children because the shows go all the way into the night.
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