Various events and blackouts affected the Mother’s Day concert Ndirande Anglican Voices held at Tourist Lodge in Mzuzu on Sunday.
This was an afternoon show but it went on up to evening as fans danced to the sounds of the group.
The show, scheduled to start at 1.30pm, delayed and only started at 2pm partly due to low turnout.
Liwalazi Anglican and PMC Choirs and individual artists Potiphar Phiri, Try Mhango and Shadreck Chisale, George Mwase, Elia Kachale (Cumulous) were first to mesmerise the audience.
Earlier in the day, vehicles were seen ferrying people to the lake shore district of Nkhata Bay for Mother’s Day celebrations.
Some people flocked to Mzuzu Stadium where Ghanaian evangelist Dag Heward Mills held his Healing Jesus campaign while others attended Maria Nundwe’s fundraising concert at Katoto Secondary School Hall.
To make matters worse, electricity went off at 4pm minutes after Ndirande Anglican Voices had arrived on stage.
Fans had to wait for over 10 minutes to allow the show organisers set up the generator.
But this did not stop the sizeable audience from enjoying the sound as they danced till 6.35pm when darkness set in.
Denise Kalimbe, Ndirande Anglican Voices choir director ensured he and his group gave the people the best.
The group performed several songs from their albums and his set was spiced up with energetic dancing.
“Thank you for gracing the show. There were many functions in the city but still you came,” Kalimbe, who described the patronage as fair, told the fans.
In an interview, two fans Francis Gondwe and Esmey Kalizang’oma said they cherish the roles women, including their mothers, play in society; hence, their decision to honour their day with Ndirande Anglican Voices gospel show.