After five years of silence on the music scene, Blantyre-based gospel group, Ndirande Anglican Melodies is back with a new album titled Alinayo Nthawi Yake.
In an interview, chairperson of the group, Leonard Kaonda, said the album was recorded and produced by Joseph Tembo and George Chinunda at Groove Magic Studios.
“We have been available and will always be available but some people thought the group was dead. With this new album, I hope we will not disappoint our audience,” said Kaonda.
The gospel group came into the limelight in 2004 with Mbalame Ziyamika hit before releasing Sangalala Moyo Wanga and Yesu Salephera in 2008 and 2012, respectively, but the second and third albums did not do well on the market.
The music director, Francis Msamala, conceded the flop of the last two albums which he said was due to the death of their former chairperson Thokozani Ndala in 2012.
“The death of Mr Ndala affected us in everything. He was an active member and father of the group who could direct and organise. Since his demise, we have been on and off but we are now available and well equipped. Our motto is ‘preaching the gospel everywhere’,” said Msamala.
The 20-member group will have a pre-launch of the new album in the first week of July at Ndirande Anglican Church in Blantyre. n