Veteran gospel music artist Lloyd Phiri is expecting to launch Sachedwa Safulumira Compact Disc (CD) after a three year break.
“The three years I have been silent I have experienced so many things, ups and downs, and I nearly dumped the music industry but I want to thank some men and women of God who had been on my side, encouraging and praying for me.
“During this three year period I have recorded two CDs and after launching this one in Lilongwe on June 30 I will launch the second one in December this year or January next year,” said Phiri.
The veteran gospel artist said he has decided to launch his CD in Lilongwe because Blantyre was expensive saying the hall charges were K300 000 (about $750) plus equipment it goes up to K450 000 (about $1 125) compared to Lilongwe which costs only K150 000 (about $375) while in Mzuzu it is K50 000 (about $125). He said after the launch in Mzuzu he would be going to Karonga.
“Gospel Music is my calling and I cannot abandon it. Currently I am engaged in revival meetings gospel music and evangelism as ministry.
“I have prison ministry and rural areas where gospel message and gospel music is scarce but my vision is to have a ministry like that of Reinhard Bonke where I shall be having powerful equipment for gospel music and evangelism.
“Currently as a born again Christian I am busy evangelising and what I do is after singing I give a short message and pray for those who surrender their lives for Christ,” said the Calvary Family Church member.
Some of the supporting artists in his June 30 launch in Lilongwe include The Great Angels, Prophets of Vision (POV), Peter Mlangeni, Mirriam Kuseni among others.