Patience Namadingo has offered a glimpse of his knock on President Peter Mutharika’s door, saying: “I will see him soon.”
The Msati Mseke hitmaker, who has embarked on a 40-day performance to raise K5 million in aid of a congested children’s cancer ward at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH), revealed his burning desire to visit the presidential Palace when Nation Publications Limited donated K185 000 to the initiative yesterday.
He performed live in our newsroom in Blantyre armed with an acoustic guitar decorated with numerous signatures of supporters of his charity campaign.
He allowed 10 NPL employees to add their signatures to the scribbled backside of the eight-month-old guitar, but he had a word for those who wanted more space.
“You can write on any space that you see on the side where others have already put their signatures, but the front side, where the strings are, is reserved for one special person: the President,” he said.
The musician was mean when asked about the fine details of his appointment with the President.
However, he indicated that talks with State House are already underway.
When asked, he said: “I hope to see him soon, as soon as this is over. I have already written him and I know he will support this.
“This is an act of goodwill and our leader is a caring father. I know he will be willing to help make life better in the children’s cancer ward.”
The one-off newsroom gig marked the start of day eight.
NPL marketing assistant Vanessa Mdala said the company invited Namadingo as an act of solidarity “because we all know a person who is struggling with cancer.”
The initiative got a boost shortly after the one-off newsroom act when Options Stores donated K500 000, taking the total earnings to K4.2 million in just a fifth of the 40 days set aside for the daily K3000-per-head performances. n