US gospel artist Da T.R.U.T.H arrives in Malawi on Friday afternoon ahead of his two planned shows in the country.
Initially, the rapper, born Emmanuel Lee Lambert Jnr, who is on an African tour, was scheduled to perform at College of Medicine’s Sports Complex in Malawi’s commercial city, Blantyre, but due to demand from Lilongwe, the rapper will also be performing in the capital city.
He will start with the Lilongwe concert at ICA Marquee on Saturday 16th February from 5.30 pm and then proceed to Blantyre the following day.
“The concert is also aiming at sensitising the general public, especially teenagers, against the dangers of alcohol abuse. The artist will meet various teenagers while in Malawi to encourage them to shy away from alcohol abuse. Even though the government banned the alcohol sachets, consumption of the same remains high among under 18 youths.
“He will also visit some public secondary schools where he is expected to talk about dangers of alcohol abuse among the youth. We are yet to get response from the three schools we approached, as such I cannot mention them now. But, of course, they are in Blantyre,” said Lusayo Mhango of Imago Dea (ID), organisers of the tour.
Da T.R.U.T.H will be accompanied by his tour manager, record manager and drummer on his African tour that has taken him to Lagos, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and finally Malawi.
Among the list of local acts include Malawi urban artists David Kalilani, Lawi, KBG, Sam Mjura Mkandawire, Liwu and Nde’feyo’s own Mada Ngoleka.