Rapper Fredokiss has become irresistible. At Mzuzu Stadium on Saturday, his allure was so strong, he announced his entry into a free concert with a private chopper.
All eyes were in the sky. The helicopter hovered above the venue for several minutes before landing on the northern end of the stadium.
From there, the self-styled ghetto king jumped into a convoy that moved southwards among a sea of youthful patrons who filled up the pitch.
Approximately the concert had 23 000 patrons. And over 10 organisations partnered to disseminate various messages.
For Fredokiss, it means these partners realise the strength and effectiveness of youth-led approaches in addressing issues affecting young people.
He said: “Mzuzu is called the green city. Green symbolises life. When you see green on a dry land it’s a sign of life. So, there is life in Mzuzu that’s why the show was equally great.”
Fredokiss said the concert in Mzuzu was the only one among three that had support from various partners.
Organisations that supported the show are UNFPA, African Parks, NBS Bank, British High Commission, Mbaula.org, Irish Ambassador, American Ambassador, German Ambassador, Population Services International (PSI), Kwese TV and Itel.
PSI and UNFPA mounted mobile clinics and information booths on sexual and reproductive health issues targeting the youth.
Fredokiss said entrepreneurial aspects were all handled by NBS Bank who have a special account targeting the youth and young entrepreneurs.
His previous concerts were held in Blantyre and Lilongwe and were equally successful.