What was expected to be a massive launch of Ndzaulula DVD by Miracle Chinga at Gymkhana in Zomba turned into a far-fetched dream when few people turned up.
A majority of people in the old capital said poor planning affected the success of the launch.
Rex Ngana from Old Naisi in the district said he got the news of the show two days before the launch through posters that were pasted in the city the same day.
“I am a fan of music, but I knew this event at ethe leventh hour when I had already decided to attend a wedding in Balaka.
“Had I known in advance I could have delegated siblings to the wedding,” he confessed.
James Kapata from Mangasanja in the district concurred with Ngana saying he got the news of the launch the same day (Saturday).
“I forced myself to come here because I heard Thoko Katimba will also perform.
“Regrettably, Katimba did not grace the launch,” he said.
Kapata said he felt cheated with absence of Katimba.
An artist who performed as a curtain-raiser at the show sought to speak on condition of anonymity said besides poor advertisement, delay ed to start the show also contributed to poor patronage.
The artist said the sow planned to start at 12:30pm began at 3:30pm.
“Most of the fans I arrived with at lunch hour did not hold their patience.
“After waiting for almost two hours they left,” said the artist.
David Chinga, uncle and Miracles’ manager, cited poor planning as the cause to the fruitless launch of the DVD.
He said almost all the preparations were done a week prior to the performance day.
“Katimba failed to grace the event because when we approached him he was already booked by other organisers.
“We pledge to sort out these problems in the future events,” he said.
The show ended at 6:58pm where the highest. n