Stop pirating Grace Chinga’s music—Family


The family of the late renowned gospel singer Grace Chinga yesterday pleaded with members of the public to stop pirating her new songs whose albums are not yet on the market.

The family said they were saddened by the recent development that some people had pirated Chinga’s music which was currently selling in some places.

“We plead with pirates to stop this, we are still in mourning. The two albums are not yet on the market and the songs have not yet been mastered. The pirates should consider us because Grace left behind children, who are still in school and will need support,” said late Chinga’s brother, Joseph.


Joseph said they were working hard to put the two albums on the market as soon as possible and that they were currently putting resources together.

“All we ask people is to stop buying the pirated songs. The songs as I said have not been finalised, they have to be mastered otherwise by next month people will start sampling the original songs,” he said.

Joseph said that they were also targeting launching the two albums through late Chinga’s daughter Miracle, who has potential to carry on from where her mother stopped.


He said at the moment Miracle is busy with studies as she will be writing her form four examinations in June this year.

“We can’t push her now because she has to concentrate on studies but once she finishes then she will be the one launching her late mother’s albums. People should also know that Grace’s last born is in standard seven while Steve completed his secondary education but they all will need support,” he said.

Joseph said they were not in a hurry to launch the two albums as late Chinga had standards so they want to maintain these standards.

Khathwa Aligiza, who produced one of Grace’s albums called on Copyright Society of Malawi (Cosoma) to assist the family.

“I can assure you that the other album which I produced through Alimoso Studio is safe and I have not yet given the family the master CD. The pirated one was produced by Joseph Tembo but then the master was already given to late Chinga.

We will work hand in hand with Cosoma to find the pirates for the other songs because this is stealing and killing Grace’s family,” he said.

Aligiza said the album which is with him has 10 songs but it was yet to be given the title track.

“One of the songs is ‘Ndulu,’ where we only took a stanza which was used for the tribute by the different artists. Actually Miracle features in some of the songs. But I still say that the law should take its course. At the moment there is no option but to fasten the process of the release,” he said.

Meanwhile Pastor Isaac Mpazula, who is the uncle to late Chinga, has hailed people for the support they were given during the singer’s funeral ceremony.

“On our own we could not have managed, there are a lot of people who assisted us including the President, former president, politicians, musicians, media and special thank you should go to Goodwill Funeral Services for the casket,” said Mpazula.

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