The current stand taken by gospel musician Patience Namadingo, which sees him helping fellow artists, both in kind and financially during their album launches, has been described as vital by artists.
Barely a week after dangling K50 000 ($70) towards the auction of Bucci’s Worth The Wait album at Chrichi Multipurpose Gardens, Namadingo was the highlight again at Lulu’s album launch when he bought the CD at K200 000 ($280).
And on Sunday, Namadingo made news again when he purchased Theo Thomson’s White Elephant album at K300 000 during the auction at Robin’s Park in Blantyre.
He got the audience screaming his name when he presented another K200 000 to Theo.
Theo hailed Namadingo for the gesture, adding that artists in the country should come together to realise their dreams.
In an earlier interview, Lulu described Namadingo’s gestures as relevant to the development of music industry and individual artists.
“What Namadingo has done is fundamental to the development of the music industry. Such contributions make a difference in artists’ careers,” said Lulu.
Namadingo said he believes in the power of collaboration.
“No man is an island. We need each other to successfully drive our careers. So, when I have a little something I am obliged to help,” said Namadingo.
He cited that his music career has seen a lot of people working with him to achieve a common good.
“Had it been I was alone, doing everything on my own, I would’ve not managed to rebrand myself. But other players had to invest in my talent for me to attain my new status in the music industry,” he said.