Lilongwe, February 4: Lilongwe golf club on Sunday witnessed a great album launch of Anthony Makondetsa’s ‘Fuko Lokondedwa’.
The launch saw people from all walks of life flocking to Lilongwe Golf Club and as the time reached 5 pm, the place was full.
In a quest to enter into the show, People had to stand on the line for almost an hour and cars formed long queues causing traffic jam along the Area 3 - Likuni road.
Excited about the response he got from his fans in support of his album launch, Makondetsa told Malawi News Agency (Mana), that, it was the biggest show he has ever held and was grateful to his Lilongwe fans for the massive support.
“This is probably the biggest show I have ever held in my life and seeing this crowd gives me more strength and hope that my fans still love, me a thing I am grateful for,” said Makondetsa.
He said that, he believes that people have seen the maturity in his music that is why they have shown this much interest in the ‘Fuko lokondedwa’ album
“As a musician I know I have grown in the music industry and this album has shown my maturity no wonder people have shown me much support,” he said.
He explained that the reason they chose to launch the album in Lilongwe is that they wanted to start from the centre then move to other parts of the country in the next few weeks.
On stage Makondetsa gave out his all as he sang songs from the new album. Some of the songs he did were ‘Muyuda’, ‘Fuko Lokondedwa’ and ‘Sudzampeza wina’.
Spicing and supporting the album launch were the Black missionaries, Lucius Banda, Edgar and Davis, Piksy and the veteran Giddes Chalamanda.
Opening the show was Giddes Chalamanda, although he performed while seating down, he still managed to mesmerize the crowd with his famous hits of ‘Napolo’ and ‘Liny’.
Then it was the traditional duo Edgar and Davis who impressed the crowd with their Nyau Dances and their music.
Upcoming artist, Piksy who was backed by the Maziko band did not disappoint either as he did the famous song ‘Unamata’ and ‘Uncle short one’.
Soldier Lucius Banda left the crowd begging for more after singing more than eight songs including ‘Mabala’ one of his first albums.
Closing the Show were the Chileka Boys, Black missionaries who gave the public a taste of their upcoming kuimba9 album when they dished out a song called ‘Okondedwa’.
Over a thousand CD’s were sold during the show which was officially sponsored by Carlsberg Malawi.