The Great Angels Choir has ventured into show business where they have bought equipment worth K10 million about (about $14 739) for commercial purposes.
The choir is expected to launch the equipment with a show in Mzuzu on July 6 this year.
The choir’s music director Ephraim Zonda said the equipment, which is still in transit, has been bought in South Africa. He said part of it will be stationed in Mzuzu whereas the other will be in Lilongwe.
Said Zonda: “We used to struggle to find equipment, especially when we travelled to Mzuzu for shows. It pains to spend a lot of money to hire equipment. So, we decided to use proceeds from our albums to buy equipment for business.”
He said fellow artists will hire the equipment at a fair cost.
Great Angels Choir has set pace for other groups and bands to take music as a business. The choir has also bought a minibus worth K9 million (about $13 265) to bring their total number of vehicles to two.
Zonda said they also plan to construct a performance hall in Lilongwe to reduce the challenge of venues in the city.
“It may sound as if we are boasting, but the truth is that we invest most of the money we acquire through album sales and performances. We have bought a plot in Lilongwe where we want to construct a hall.
“We have other business where we sale vehicles and clothes for choirs,” said Zonda.
Meanwhile, the choir has put in place a national tour of shows where they want to visit various districts in the country for their fans to sample the latest Mwasankha Ine album.
The tour begins on Sunday in Salima before visiting Ntcheu on April 30, Mchinji on May 5, Mwanza, Dedza, Karonga and Chitipa before October. n