Peter Mawanga’s performance of Amakhala ku Blantyre at Sunbird Mzuzu Hotel’s Boma Park on Monday saw some patrons leaving their seats to take to the dance floor to reconnect to his past while others called for its gospel version.
Amakhala ku Blantyre
, from Mawanga’s album City Life of 2002, delves into the economic hardships city dwellers face. It was later countered by Annie Matumbi, painting a rosy picture of city dwellers.
Backed by his Amaravi Movement, Mawanga also performed Ntumeni, Paphiri ndi Padambo, Tsoka, Tamani and Kalekale. But it was Amakhala ku Blantyre which attracted most fans to the dance floor.
Mawanga, formerly Peter Pine before he became born again, said performing Amakhala ku Blantyre was a way of reintroducing himself to Mzuzu fans.
“Most people know me with that song. So I wanted them to easily remember me,” he said.
Prior to his performance, Faith Mussa (formerly of Mussa Family) dished out Desperate, the title track for his new album, and Ife Timanjoya.
Other performances came from Sangwani Munthali, Sarah Chunga, Martha Nthakomwa, Gloria Fatchi and Muhambi.
The show was organised by Word Alive Ministries International.