Gospel singer Thoko Suya on Sunday launched a double CD and DVD for her latest album Adzandinyamula at Mzuzu Boma Park.
This was a perfect treat for the people in the Northern region with Southern and Central region revelers winding up the fun with the Sunbird Sand Festival held at Sunbird Livingstonia in Salima.
With no support from other renowned gospel artists from the other regions, Suya did not disappoint the sizeable audience as she put up a splendid performance and dished out 12 songs back to back, some from her previous albums.
Backed by Mzuzu based Tikhu Vibrations Band, the gospel singer almost sent the crowd into tears with her worship medley ‘Mtsinje Ochiza’ in which she emphasises on God’s healing power and mercy.
In the song Suya says, she strives to testify about her miraculous healing after she suffered from a deadly disease a year ago.
“In this 10 track album, I have carried a message of hope and healing to the masses, using my own life I have sung to testify what the Lord can do in the lives of those who call on his name faithfully in prayer,” she said.
She further said that her Mzuzu launch was a demonstration that the North remains dear to her heart despite the fact that many artists rarely hold performances there due to logistical problems among others.
Asked why she did not bring along other seasoned artists who could help in pulling the crowd, Suya said it was deliberate to provide a platform for budding gospel artists in the Northern region.
“God can use anyone he does not look at names, fame or whatsoever, likewise the gospel artists you saw here have potential to minister to people with their talent, and I want this launch to be one way of exposing them to Malawians,” Suya explained.
She added: “Nevertheless, there was Ruth Missi Thindwa who people know from way back so you can see that the usual icons are not completely missing.”
Other gospel artists who spiced up the launch were Dyton Mbewe, Kelvin Sato, Martha Kasambara and Donnex Muva.
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