After launching his Fuko Lokondedwa album in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe, on March 2, Anthony Makondetsa takes the album to his Zomba and Blantyre fans over the weekend.
Makondetsa, aka Mr Cool, said all is set for the relaunch at DNC in Zomba Friday night before hitting the road for Robin’s Park Saturday night and Club XL for a sundowner on Sunday.
“Preparations are done and we are set for it. From the Lilongwe affair, which was big, Blantyre and Zomba fans should be set for the best of the best enjoyment. Currently, the album is doing well on the market and it is available in various outlets,” said Makondetsa.
On set are Black Missionaries, the band which backs Makondetsa, Edgar ndi Davis, Giddes Chalamanda, Maskal and Piksy.
The 11-track album, recorded at Ralph Ching’amba’s Ralph Records, includes Ali Pompano, Muyuda, Podzatitenga, Dub:Fire Time, Sadziwa, Wandisintha, Black Woman, Fuko Lokondedwa and Wagwa Mtengo, a tribute to his deceased grandfather and inspiration Enoch Fumulani.
“There are tracks inspired from the Bible. I am also singing about a host of other social issues,” said Makondetsa.
For Black Missionaries leader Anjiru Fumulani, their stall is set to accompany Makondetsa as he brings the new stock to the commercial capital and the sprawling old capital.
“It’s been a while since we performed in Blantyre and this time we feature more new songs. It feels good to be on set as one of our own brings on the music,” said Fumulani.
Meanwhile, Fumulani said the band’s upcoming Kuimba 9 will be launched by the end of April.
“Everything is finalised and with God’s hand, we are bringing the album to the people by the end of next month. It is good music and we reckon Malawians themselves will be the judges,” said Fumulani.