Gospel music lovers can turn the hourglasses on. The sands of time can start dropping as the date for the arrival of South African singer Sipho Makhabane has been set. It is August 24.
Makhabane’s manager Cynthia Mathenjiwa said on Monday that the big fish arrives in the country two days before his performance at the Bingu International Conference Centre on August 26 to celebrate five years of the National Product Magazine.
The Over and Over star will share the stage with the likes of Patience Namadingo and Faith Mussa.
“We are looking forward to the do,” said Mathenjiwa.
On the other hand, Namadingo and Mussa said they were glad to perform alongside the award-winning artist.
“I am happy to be part of this performance and I am ready to dish out the best,” said Namadingo of the Msati Mseke eminence.
Mussa’s manager Samuel Chiwaka said the artist and Namadingo are equally international acts, sharing the stage with a counterpart from the rainbow nation.
“These are not simple local artists. They have an international billing. They are both coming from performances in the United States of America,” he said.
National Product managing director Steve Chinyamula said the celebration coincides with the magazine’s 50th edition.
“Not only does it cover important areas for the development of Malawi such as transport, agriculture, the arts and sports, but it is also our way of selling Malawi abroad as we have partnered with Emirates Airlines where the magazine is distributed across Africa and it is one of their inflight magazines,” he said.
During the event, the magazine will dish out awards to 40 Malawian achievers.