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Wailing Brothers, Blacks are one family—Anjiru Fumulani

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Lead vocalist Anjiru Fumulani said on Friday that there was no bad blood between Black Missionaries and Wailing Brothers as some quarters have always put it.

Anjiru said this in an interview after Black Missionaries performance at Premier Lodge in Blantyre where they attracted an impressive audience.

The show started on Friday night and went all the way to the early hours of Saturday with people still not wanting to let go the Black Missionaries.

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During the show, Wailing Brothers’ members Takudziwani Chokani and Moda Fumulani were present and also took time out to join in some songs.

Guitarist Takudziwani and Paul Chokani were part of Black Missionaries until last year when they revived Wailing Brothers, which was started by their late brother Elias Chokani in the 1990s before disbanding in 2000 following Elias’ death in a car accident.

Wailing Brothers has been performing on its own with Black Missionaries also running its own errands.

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The revival of Wailing Brothers, which saw them launch their album Unfinished Project in February this year, saw people creating lots of stories with others saying the two were not seeing each other eye to eye.

“We had Takudziwani, Moda and Toza today and they also had time to get on stage and perform some songs. We have been saying that Wailing Brothers and Black Missionaries are members of one family. We are brothers and you saw it today,” he said.

Anjiru said there will never be bad blood between them as some quarters have put it.

“We have worked together for years, there is no hatred or bad blood, we chat and we talk always and share ideas. We just want to thank them for coming and participating in the show,” he said.

Anjiru said the presence of Takudziwani, Moda and Toza during the show was the beginning of more performances together.

“Actually there is a show coming up on October 23 in Mzuzu where Wailing Brothers and Black Missionaries will share the stage for the first time. We hope in future we will also have shows together in Blantyre and Lilongwe and other areas,” he said.

Takudziwani said it was another special night for him to interact with the people and that as artists they were invited to the stage and performed.

Anjiru then thanked their Blantyre fans for turning up in large numbers during the show.

“We are where we are today because of the support from fans, it has been sometime since we performed at Premier Lodge and this is mostly a venue we call home ground,” he said.

Black Missionaries on Saturday night performed at Ngoms Park in Liwonde while Premier Lodge played host to Moda Fumulani’s performance yesterday.

Other artists, who performed at Premier Lodge, include Anthony Mr Cool Makondetsa.

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