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Time to shine for Faith Mussa

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By sam banda jnr

TALENTED—Faith Mussa

The country’s celebrated musician Faith Mussa will be seeking nothing but the best today when he to shared the stage with South African act Benjamin Dube during the Glory in His Presence concert to be held at Sun Arena Time Square.

The last time Faith shared the stage with Dube was at Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe.

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During the concert, Faith put up a splendid performance that won him Dube’s heart and invites the Malawian star to South Africa to be part of his musical project.

Faith has been in South Africa rehearsing with Dube and team ahead of the Glory In His Presence concert today that will also see them shooting a live DVD.

The concert today has also attracted acts such as Hle Ntombela, Khaya Mthethwa, Mahalia Buchanan, Jekalyn Carr and VaShawn Mitchell from United States of America.

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Dube told the South African media last week that he was working on a collaborative single with Faith ahead of the concert.

“Faith is an amazing artist. I am happy to work with him and put him under my wings,” Dube said.

Faith, who last weekend missed the Ufulu Festival which was held at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe due to the fact that his passport is at the Canadian Visa Agency, said he was prepared for the grand concert today.

“We were doing the final rehearsal yesterday [Wednesday] and we are resting on Thursday [yesterday] to get ready for Friday [today],” he said.

He described his working with Dube as his best experience ever.

“He is a very good man. He literally took me under his wings, teaching me a lot of things about this art. On a personal note, I feel priviledged that he invited me to his house and I never stayed at a hotel.

“I have been learning a lot every day, I have had enough time to ask about anything that has been bothering me in my music journey and get first-hand information,” Faith said.

The ‘Mdidi’ creator, who is set to release his third album later this year, said, most of all, Dube had taught him how to live as a minister of the word while keeping a healthy music business.

“The biggest lesson has been the production process. And I have already secured a deal and my next gospel album will be recorded here at Benjamin’s studio and I will have access to a lot of resources and expertise,” Faith said.

Meanwhile, reggae group Black Missionaries is set to perform in the Rainbow Nation, starting with Club Africa (Benoni) today before dating Nyanja’s Pub Saturday and then Club Tijuca on Sunday.

The musical group, which will record two singles in South Africa, will also hold shows next month.

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