Some music fans have raised concerns about Lucius Banda’s show at Mibawa Café in Blantyre, arguing that the K4 000 price tag is overpricing the concert.
Social networks have been awash with comments from music fanatics who claim Lucius’ show is not worth the price.
However, organisers of the event, Nde’feyo Entertainment, which is also an events managing firm at Mibawa Café, have justified the pricing for the concert, saying K4 000 is not too high a price for such a show.
Normally, Lucius’ shows are pegged at K1 500 and they are heavily patronised.
According to Nde’feyo Entertainment director, Khumbo Munthali, the price has been adjusted to control patronage and make it exclusive.
“Lucius Banda is a big name who can fill up a stadium. So, without putting in place these measures, there is going to be chaos at Mibawa since it is a small place.
“We are targeting those that fail to enjoy the artist’s performances when he performs in conventional venues. We tried it with Black Missionaries and it was a great show,” said Munthali.
Nepman and Sam Simakweli are some of the curtain raisers of the show.
On his part, Lucius, who jets in from Bangladesh tomorrow, noted that the Mibawa Café show is not an ordinary concert.
“It’s okay. I think it is worth it and patrons will enjoy a classy show that is worth the price. Mibawa Cafe is not some community centre hall,” he said.
“It is an honour to play at such a reputable venue where the class of people that go there is superior. I cannot wait for the show, I am so excited.”
Mibawa Café has a maximum capacity of 300.