The country’s music icon, Lucius Banda has sent an appeal to his fans in the country to buy original copies of his latest 17th album titled Time.
The musician has made the appeal as he is set to release the 17-track album this week. The call also comes at a time when Malawian musicians have been immensely hit by piracy.
“My brothers and sisters. As I launch my new album this coming weekend…I am begging you to please buy the original copy of the CD,” he posted on his Facebook Timeline.
He disclosed that the new album will be available in well-known shops like Puma Filling Station shops and will be selling at K1,000.
“With this amount I can send my son Johnny to the university. And be able to help over 100 relatives that depend on me and work on another album next year,” said the artist, fondly known as ‘Soldier’.
He added: “It’s up to you to choose to support me or not but I beg you in God’s name, at least you my FB [Facebook] family know what I went through to come up with this 17 song album. May God bless you all who will support me”.
Time which was recorded in Malawi and South Africa will first be launched at Mkango Lodge this Friday, 8th March, before its re-launch at Lilongwe Golf Club on Sunday, 10th March.
Some of the singles on the album, enjoying radio play locally are ‘Missing’ (a tribute to South Africa’s Reggae icon Lucky Dube), Paulendo, Mphawi Uja and Tseketseke.