According to the seasoned artist, the 11-cut album, 202, has been named after his favourite song in the Seventh Day Adventist hymn book.
“I named the album after my favourite hymn because I am running away from naming an album in any language. This is because it chases potential customers. If it is titled in Chichewa, the international market will shun it and vice versa,” said Ngumuya.
The release brings together a mix of English, Yao, Tumbuka and Chewa songs.
And the artist, who has just returned from the US, said he would perform 25 songs during the launch.
“Having introduced album launch shows in 1994, I want the event to take people back to the way we used to do things,” he explained.
He says unveiling the album after the commencement of sales takes away the thrill.
As a token of appreciation to his fans, he says all patrons will go away with a free CD or DVD from his last 12 collections-for just K500 at the door.
The album will be relaunched in Lilongwe, reportedly marking his last performance for this year until 2014.
Supporting artists include Thoko Katimba, George Mkandawire, Great Angels choir and the Ndirande Anglican Voices.