For others, Christmas trees lights, mistletoes, Santa Claus and his elves give colour to the celebration of Christmas. But for Christians, the day reminds them of their messiah’s birth; hence, Christmas season is not only a time of celebration and reflection, but also a time of charity.
In separate events, several musicians are living by this example by undertaking charity works in the country.
Last Thursday, rapper Fredokiss shared lunch with over 80 orphans and homeless children at Agape House of Hope in Blantyre under the Ghetto Shoulder Foundation banner, which he is the founder.
During the event, the Kunditcha Fredo hit-maker gave a motivational talk, inspiring the children on the need for an education and encouraging them not to give up.
“The Ghetto Shoulder Foundation is mounted on the belief that you do not have to have more to share. The little we have is enough to make a difference,” said the self-appointed minister of ghetto affairs.
In another event, award-winning hip-hop artist Gwamba said he will break bread with street kids in a project, which he called Feed the Streets on Christmas.
“It’s something that will start this year, but it will be an annual event. I will be buying lunch for street kids and old people in the streets during the festive season and interact with them,” said Gwamba.
The Bola Kusache hit-maker said the campaign is open for all to join.
Meanwhile, top selling artist Skeffa Chimoto, whose songs are grounded on moral values, is also walking the talk as, on Sunday, he will hold a charity show at Mkomachi Primary School grounds.
The charity show was mooted as a thanksgiving show after the artist survived a road accident in 2010 at Sharpevalle in Ntcheu as he drove back to Lilongwe after a show.
“We decided to thank God during this show for his grace that we survived. However, as years passed, we thought that since the day falls within the time of celebration, we could not be talking about the accident forever, we have to share with others too,” said Chimoto.
During the show, the artist will share food and various gifts with the elderly. He called on people who want to be part of the event to help out in making a difference during this season.
The show will be supported by acts such as Gwamba and Dan Muyaya.
“The previous years I was doing it alone and I discovered it was not as exciting as I and my fans anticipated but this year we will have other artists and we are looking forward to a more exciting show,” said the Chinamuluma Chakuda hit-maker.