Gospel artist Patience Namadingo has appealed to corporate organisations to support local music shows. .
Namadingo said this in an interview last weekend when he shed light on his February 25 concert at Bingu International Convention Centre (Bicc) in Lilongwe.
The Msati Seke star said corporate bodies have to realise that local artists’ music shows, too, are worth their finances for development of the country.
“They support music shows that involve foreign artists. In some cases these artists do not perform to the standards.
“Local artists are improving their game and need companies to invest in them,” he said.
Namadingo further said the concert will cement abilities of local artists to offer standard performances.
“Companies should cherish local talents. It is high time for local artists with corporate support and audience to have world class concerts.
“On February 25, Bicc will be full to capacity,” he said.
The Macheza hit maker has promised an epic live performance at the concert of his ten-song extended-play (EP) dubbed The All New, saying the audience will never regret attending this year’s first big concert.
“No supporting artists, I am there to entertain the audience throughout the three hour set.
“Serious dancing and acting have been incorporated to quench patrons’ thirst for local artist superior concert,” he explained.
On the day, first 500 people are expected to get free copies of the English dominated EP that includes Tandigwireni and BaYesu songs currently enjoying airplay.
Doors open at 6pm with standard tickets going at K10 000; VIP at K20 000 and double tickets at K15 000. n