Three years after its formation, 32-member women group Nkolokoti Sisters from Nkolokoti CCAP in Blantyre has released an album.
The group launched the album during a colourful event on Sunday.
The first copy of the debut album was sold to Alfred and Pauline Ntonga at K100 000.
Titled Usalire, the album has 10 tracks.
The event attracted established gospel musicians such as Allan Chirwa, Prince Yasin Jenala and Florence Monile, whose song Ndavomera Maitanidwe Anga Ine kept the audience on its toes.
Pauline Ntonga, whose husband Alfred is Nation Publications Limited (NPL) deputy chief executive officer, said the family bought the CD because they like supporting God’s work.
She said: “The Bible says let us praise God; hence, our support to the gospel music group for the good work they are doing in spreading the gospel. We can be listening to the music and get blessed right in our homes.
“Whenever we listen to the gospel songs, we are lifted up and get closer to God in spirit. These women have a good future.”
After the Ntonga family had cut the ribbon to officially launch the album, former Blantyre City East member of Parliament (MP) John Bande bought his copy at K70 000.
“We are so thankful to both the church executive and congregation, the Ntonga family and our former parliamentarian John Bande for their wonderful support,” said the group’s chairperson Jane Njawala.
“We pledge here that part of the funds will go towards some church projects while we will use the remainder for shooting videos of the album.”
Other songs in the album are Kasupe Wodzadza, Ukufuna Ndani?, Akhristu’fe, Ndine Moyo, Maso ndi Maso ndi Khristu, Tembenuka, Lapani Inu, Mfumu ya Mafumu and Ndidzasowa Choyankha. n