Musician and preacher Stevie Wazisomo Muliya came out with guns blazing during his Zisomo Gospel Celebration at Robin’s Park in Blantyre on Sunday.
He proved his 10 years of ministering through music and preaching when he delivered an energetic performance that had surprises.
The audience enjoyed his performance from the beginning to the end and he made sure he engaged the people throughout.
Muliya combined music with preaching and there was even time when he gave out hampers courtesy of Candlex Limited to people in a raffle draw.
Apart from the attendance, the gospel musician also received support when several people contributed money to his ministry.
“I am excited, I never saw this coming but the attendance just shows that people love what I do and again to receive huge contributions from people is something else,” he said.
During his performance the artist dished out songs such as ‘Mulinane Cholinga’, ‘Ndizotheka’, ‘Palibe Woposa Yesu’, and ‘Mwayenera’, off his Zikomo album.
“It’s been a long journey but God has been there. I have learned a lot from different artists and I am still growing but with 10 years I can stand tall and say I have some experience,” Muliya said.
The musician, who revealed that he is in the studio cooking a new album, also said that it was high time gospel shows became platforms for bringing people closer to God.
“Today I preached and I am happy that through preaching and music some turned to God. This is what gospel shows need to do and change people,” he said.
Backed by Dynamics Band which has some veteran musicians such as guitarist Collen Ali, the sound was faultless.
There was a moment during Muliya’s performance when musician and renowned producer Joseph Tembo jumped on stage and played the guitar taking over from Ali.
He reminded the audience of his past exploits playing rumba when Muliya and the band played the popular song ‘Mangelengele.’
But they breathed in fresh lyrics in the song making it gospel.
Tembo said it was exciting for him to play the guitar.
“It’s always good to participate in shows as a musician and when Collen asked me to play the guitar I felt it was an honour,” said the former Member of Parliament.
Now a Copyright Society of Malawi (Cosoma) board member, Tembo said people should look out for his new album soon.
“It’s been sometime since I worked on an album but let me tell the nation that my album is ready. I am yet to give it a name but the songs will start airing very soon,” said the creator of the song ‘Dimingu.’
Tembo described Muliya’s show as impressive but was quick to say that most of the shows these days are failing to pull huge audiences.
“I have noticed that shows are not attracting huge audiences as was the case in the past. I don’t know the reasons but I am just asking for support for we can’t do without the people,” he said.
Other artists who performed at the celebration were Thocco Katimba, Marvellous Deeds, Ethel Kamwendo Banda and King James Phiri.
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