What seems to be a big relegation from being a policy maker in the National Assembly to a mere singer has being described as a ‘big grace’ by Barnadetta Mlaka-Maliro, who is now a gospel musician.
The former member of Parliament (MP) for Chikwawa Central, was reacting to her new role as a gospel musician.
“This is a ministry and a big grace commissioned by God Himself,” she said.
Barnadetta, who is not new to the music and entertainment industry having shared the stage with her husband, gospel musician Mlaka Maliro, said she is set to launch her own ministry’s album –next month.
She said it will be nationwide launch, in which she expects to tour all the country’s four regions.
The launch will kick-start on September 19 at Zomba’s Gymkhana Club before heading to Blantyre the next day.
In the Central Region, the launch will take place at Sheaffer Marque on September 27, whereas the Northern Region is expected to experience Barnedetta ministry October 4 at Boma Park in Mzuzu.
Barnedetta’s ministry launch will be supported by Grace Chinga, Ethel Kamwendo-Banda, Limbani Simenti, Kamuzu Barracks Gospel Singers (KBGS), Favoured Martha, Thocco Katimba, The Great Angels Choir and her husband Mlaka Maliro, whereas Lucius Banda will be guest artist.
Of late, gospel musicians have been featuring their secular counterparts as a way of cementing their relationship as children of God.
“While it is a good idea to bridge the gap between secular and gospel musicians in the country. Past shows have been marred by indecent acts like alcohol consumption by fans,” said Abel Zenengeya a music fan from Blantyre.
He cited the recent album launch by Soldier Lucius Banda in Blantyre, which attracted mixed audience (both alcoholic and non alcoholic) at Robin’s Park.