Malawiâ€™s musician Skeffa Chimoto is in Zambia this week to record an anti-malaria song with that countryâ€™s musicians.
Apart from the collabo aimed at strengthening malaria fight in the Sadc region, Chimoto, whose music is never short of fans across the western border, was also expected to be a guest artist at the annual Lucky Dube Memorial show on Saturday at Lusakaâ€™s Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC).
The Daily Mail writes: â€œChimoto will collaborate with Afro-reggae artiste Chris Aka and Maureen Lupo Lilanda in an effort to kick malaria out of main communities.â€
The Ndife Amodzi jamming machine, who traces his career to the Health Education Band of the Ministry of Health, confirmed the trip in an interview.
â€œIt is very true Chris Aka invite me to Zambia to record a song with him and Lupo. I donâ€™t know anything about the Lucky Dube memorial. I think thatâ€™s what is in their mind. I am yet to get communication, but I have no problems,â€ said Chimoto.
Lucky Dube was South Africaâ€™s best-selling reggae artiste. He was murdered in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosettenville on October 18, 2007.
The Zambian online publication quotes Aka, who is one of the organisers of the show, as saying the concert will be part of Sadc Malaria Week.
Aka is a malaria ambassador and quite passionate about eradicating the disease in communities. He has composed songs around the killer disease.