Sir Paul Banda, one of the founding members of the Balaka based Alleluya Band, on Friday gave a master class performance to leave Lilongwe revellers asking for more during a show at the Ls Burg along the Lilongwe – Blantyre M1 road.
The legendary Banda was in uncompromising mood and played over 20 songs from his old albums.
Coss Chiwalo and other musicians from Balaka Chiwalo played songs like Afisi a ku Ntcheu, Ndapita Makolo and others but it was Afisi aku Ntcheu which received the highest acclamation from fans.
After Chiwalo left the stage it was the turn of Charles Sinetre who played over 10 songs and left an indelible mark.
His song Chidiso Mumtolomo is the one that kept the audience on the dance floor and he had to repeat it over three times.
When Chiwalo left the stage it was the turn of Sir Paul Banda who greeted the crowd by announcing that he will perform more now.
“Some people were saying that I cannot sing anymore because I am overweight but here I am and this is not my last show. I am energetic and can play songs all night,” said Banda.
True to his word Banda played over 20 songs and all the patrons danced to each and every song as if it was the last time they are seeing the gifted music veteran performing.
Banda left the stage around 2 am and Paul Subiri was the last performer and he also did not disappoint.
One of the patrons Barbara Mwandama praised Alleluya for their maturity and professionalism on stage.
“I have never attended their shows but having watched them performing live I will make sure that I follow them every time they have a show,” said Mwandama.
The show, which ended around 4 am, was well patronised leaving Alleluya Band Leader Coss Chiwalo speechless.
“You came in your large numbers and the support you have given us will compel us to visit Lilongwe more often; that is all I can say,” Chiwalo said.