Congolese music star Koffi Olomide has expressed gratitude for performing before President Lazarus Chakwera on Friday night in Mchinji.
Olomide said this after he performed at South Africa-based Malawian business mogul Simbi Phiri’s farm in Mchinji on the occasion of the 50th birthday of Phiri’s wife Sinkayisiwe.
The Congolese artist was supported by a live band and a slew of dancing men and women at the event.
Chakwera was accompanied by other senior government officials including Health Minister Khumbize Kandodo-Chiponda and Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare Minister Patricia Kaliati.
On his official Facebook page, Olomide wrote on Saturday: “Happy New Year 2022 friends. In pictures here is the excerpt from the concert deliveredon Sunday in Malawi in the presence of President Lazarus Chakwera. Thank you for your presence.”
In his brief address, the President praised Olomide’s music, describing it as mature.
He said: “What a sound, what a night and what a sight. Koffi Olomide’s music and stage performance is not irritating to the ear.”
Chakwera, alongside other invited guests, danced to Olomide’s music such as hit of the moment Waah which features Tanzania’s Diamond Platinumz.
According to Simbi’s son, Ashani, his mother’s birthday was aimed at promoting unity, interaction and conversation.
South African musician Makhadzi was also scheduled to perform but did not after she reportedly missed her flight.