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Time to shine for Patience Namadingo

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Since he released his single titled ‘Msati Mseke’ and its music video, youthful musician Patience Namadingo has won the hearts of many people.

The song continues to enjoy airplay on local radio stations whilst its music video is an anthem in many of the local television stations.

During live performances where he has spiced up other shows, people have always requested for the song ‘Msati Mseke’ which he has at times performed it differently.

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Through the song, Namadingo has shown that he is making positive strides in his music career which started way back when he dropped his debut album titled Goshen and his second Tili Ndi Yesu.

But having enjoyed his single ‘Msati Mseke,’ as well as ‘Macheza,’ which he dropped recently, Namadingo makes a huge step to launch his third album titled Lero at Comesa Hall in Blantyre and then Sunbird Capital Hotel in Lilongwe on Sunday.

The singer and guitarist said if people have loved the two singles he has dropped, then they should brace for more goodies as he finally unpacks the whole album.

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Namadingo said he wants to help change the face of music in the country and that he is now focused on music which has a Malawian identity.

“As I said, we can only excel in music and do well even on the international market when we do music that is Malawian, music which has an identity,” said the singer.

He added:

“We have musicians in the country who I am proud of and have inspired me but now as young people we need to help them out.”

Although some people have had their own reservations on the content in the song ‘Msati Mseke’ as regards its content, Namadingo said he is grateful to people for the support.

“I am happy with the response two singles have received. For instance ‘Macheza’ in three days got over 7,000 downloads,” he said.

Namadingo said he has prepared well for the launch and that he would want to perform more songs, hence sharing the stage with only Faith Mussa.

“Faith has greatly inspired me to follow my roots and so I could not skip him on the launch. People have watched shows but this will be different, we will start at 7:30pm and finish at 11:30pm. Faith will start then I will finish,” said the singer and guitarist.

He also said that CDs will start selling on the day of the launch at K2,500.

Other songs people are expected to sample in the album include ‘Simusintha’ ‘Mawu’ ‘Ndili Mwana’ ‘Ndilembeni’ and ‘I Wanna Be.’

“This album is a coin with two faces, there are a lot of issues which I am talking about but the most important thing is that this is proudly Malawian hence the sound therein is related and the songs are all from one family,” said Namadingo.

The launch in Blantyre and Lilongwe is powered by Active A Records.

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