It was the song that many people were looking forward to apart from seeing the man behind the hit, South Africa’s Dr Malinga.
The club hit Via Orlando was on the mouth of many who thronged the Lilongwe Golf Club for Soldier Lucius Banda’s Time DVD launch.
After several performances by artists like Dan Lu, Piksy, Wendy Harawa and man of the moment Soldier, it was time for Malawi to have a feel of Dr Malinga with his Linga dance moves as he calls them.
Dressed in his usual knee high two coloured suits, Malinga brought a different dimension to the show altogether from people watching musicians sing with no or little dancing at all, to watching an attention grabbing performance that made them sing and dance along.
Backed by a CD and drums, Dr Malinga started the show with a song DJ Casanova, a typical house style piece. And the more the songs came, the more interesting his dance moves got. Many fans watched with hands akimbo and mouth agape, not believing what they were seeing.
If he is not using his legs, then it’s his hands or his head or perhaps his waist doing the dance moves. When people heard the Via Orlando beat, many exclaimed with hands in the air. With others dancing and enjoying the song, Malinga was in a world of his own as he climbed on poles and danced to the marvel of the crowd.
“You are a sky rocking audience, thanks for the reception Malawi, will come back for more,” he said before disappearing off stage.
In an interview, he said he was honoured to come and perform in Malawi.
“It was exciting to come here and perform. Africans need to promote each other by trading music. I wish I could stay long but I have other places to perform as well,” said Dr Malinga who leaves Wednesday for his London tour.