Late Grace Chinga’s daughter, Miracle, has fallen victim to false advertisement as she has been associated with more than five shows she never confirmed to be part of.
The latest is a show in Mzuzu that was scheduled for last Sunday where she was listed to perform alongside Great Angels Choir, Thocco Katimba, Favoured Martha and Mariah Nundwe, among others.
Organisers said Miracle confirmed to perform at the show after they deposited K50 000 as part payment of the K128 000 performance bill.
However, Miracle—who has become famous after the death of her mother in March this year—posted on her Facebook page twice dispelling information that she has started gracing public music performances.
She wrote: “I just realised people are lying that I will be performing at their shows. To me, this is funny. The first show I will perform [at] is the launch of my late mother’s album Esther at Comesa Hall in Blantyre on September 11 then Lilongwe the following week and finally Mzuzu.”
The following day she wrote: “I just want to make something clear. I am not performing at Limbani Simenti’s show or in Mzuzu. They did not book me. They just used my name without permission.”
In an interview, Miracle said the organisers did not follow the right procedure to book her, instead they rushed with adverts that she will be part of the shows.
“I do not work alone. I have people who manage my performances and everything.
“I have noticed [the same trend] in more than five shows. But just to be clear, my first performance will be at our launch tour which will start on 11th September here in Blantyre then Lilongwe on 18th September then Mzuzu on 25th September,” she said.
However, musician Brave Wathando, who organised the show, insisted that “all issues have been ironed out” and that Miracle would be available for the performance in Mzuzu.
Miracle’s uncle, Davie Chinga who travelled to Mzuzu to sort out the issue, said his family is saddened with tendencies of using the Chinga name to dupe her music fans.
“I came to Mzuzu to visit media houses to help us clear the lie that Miracle is coming to Mzuzu. The organisers assured us that they will take up the task. But it has come to our attention that none of that happened. Presently, I am visiting the media houses to help us clear the misconception,” he said.