Musician Lulu proved his maturity in music when he commanded a distinctive audience during the launch of his Mwayenera album on Friday night at Comesa Hall in Blantyre.
Not only did the multi-talented artist pull an impressive audience, but he also demonstrated his music experience of many years which was under the spotlight.
Although lacking energy and coordination with his choir on some of the tracks, Lulu performed to his best capability.
However, most of Lulu’s songs failed to generate the much-needed response from the audience as they are new releases which have not endeared to the listener.
But it was Zagwera Ine which stimulated the pomp.
The choice of Patience Namadingo proved to be a threat to Lulu when the gosel artists put up a dazzling performance which moved the hall.
At one point, Namadingo engaged the audience impressively when he performed Macheza, a hilarious tune which tackles heavenly experience.
Namadingo did not end there as he became more indefinable on Mtendere which he performed for more than 45 minutes as a result of employing different genres.
R’n’B singer Bucci, another supporting artist who opened up the stage was equally impressive with his music.
In an artistic sense, Lulu’s album launch could be described as a meeting of the country’s youthful music forces.
All the artists that performed on the night, Lulu, Namadingo and Bucci proved to be gifted vocalists.
Little wonder MC, MBC Radio 2 FM’s Raymond Sekeni asked the three to do a joint performance together.
As talented artists, they did not struggle to get organised as they dished out an imposing rendition, which was an instant remix of Lulu’s Mbambande.
Lulu said he was overwhelmed with the support which his launch attracted.
“Most importantly I am happy with the type of the audience that is patronising my shows these days. It’s unique and mature, most of them a working class,” he said.