The forthcoming Christian Youth Business Empowerment Symposium in Blantyre is embroiled in a row as gospel artist Faith Mussa has disassociated himself from the affair he was billed to perform at.
While a poster promoting the event organised by Christian Youth Association of Malawi (Cyama) shows Mussa as one of the artists to perform at the symposium on January 28 at Robin’s Park in Blantyre where flamboyant prophet Shepherd Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) will be among the speakers, the artist’s manager Samuel Chiwaka has said Mussa struck no deal on the do.
“Mussa wishes to inform the general public, the media and all those that wish him well that he disassociates himself from the advertisement/flyer purported to have been issued by Cyama currently circulating on the social media indicating that he is scheduled to perform at an event organised by the Cyama on January 28, 2017 at Robin’s Park,” said Chiwaka in a statement.
He added that as the Mdidi star’s manager, neither he nor the artist was consulted on the matter.
“We never agreed to be part of the said event. It was wrong for Cyama to have published the advertisement/flyer with Faith’s name on it without his prior consent or knowledge,” said Chiwaka.
Cyama national coordinator Christopher Chimangeni says it was a mistake to have Mussa on the poster.
“It was just a mistake from the one who was designing. Yesterday [Wednesday] we had a press conference at Malawi Sun Hotel in Blantyre where I clearly said it was a mistake to have him on the posters. As for Chiwamba, I personally spoke with him, he confirmed attendance. But last week, he gave an apology that he has another event as he did not check his diary earlier,” said Chimangeni.
Asked on the availability of Lawi, another artist at the event, he said:”As it stands, he is going to come, unless otherwise.”
Efforts to talk with Lawi proved futile as his mobile phone was repeatedly unavailable. n