Malawi gospel singer King James Phiri sued – Zodaik reports

Gospel musician King James Phiri has been sued for allegedly pocketing money for a show he did not perform.

Malawi gospel musician and crown puller  King James Phiri

Malawi gospel musician and crown puller King James Phiri

Civil case number 248 of 2015 filed in Ntcheu Magistrate Court reads that upcoming musician Odala Zamapemba has sued Phiri for failure to perform as a supporting artist at a show.

The complainant is demanding K113, 900 damages, including court fees, reports Zodiak .

According to the case file, Phiri received K28, 000 upfront of an agreed payment of K35, 000 for him to perform along Zamapemba at Zambezi Evangelical Church on 28 June, 2015 but he did not show up.

Zamapemba claims the show failed to take place because the main supporting artist did not show up and allegedly never gave any excuse.

In the lawsuit Zamapemba wants Phiri to pay him damages amounting to K99, 500 which, plus court fees, amounts to K113, 900.

Phiri confirmed the lawsuit in an interview with Zodiak , saying he will settle the matter by Tuesday, July 7.

He indicated that will negotiate only to repay the amount he pocketed on grounds that the show could have proceeded in his absence because he was just a supporting artist.

The court has set July 16, 2015 as the deadline for Phiri to respond as to whether he will defend himself in court or pay the damages.

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mwazolowera zimenezi ..ku show anthu kulowa mwaunyinji ar tist yo osabwera. This is a lesson

S soso

Musamuonongere cv mzanu inu a odala. Mukakambirana zinthu zimayenda bwino osati kuopseza ndi court. Next time ena adzakukanani. Mukopa bwanji omwe sanamulandire Yesu, ndi khalidwe mwachitali?osadandaula kwa akuluakulu a gulu la ma gospel singers bwanji? Mmmmm


mr Zamapemba,did u exhaust all options before seeking court address.You will scare away other would be supporting gospel artists becausse of your short temper attitude display.Do not overflood courts with petty issues like this one.

Chembe lumbe

If I were the judge its the deposit plus interest. His failure to appear for the show has no bearing on why the gig was cancelled.


Nawe odala wayamba kuimba liti??? Ukufuna phiri akusegulire njira kuti anthu akuziwe mofulumira koma uzafuna,anakukana kukambirana nawe usanapite ku court ko??

Mayeso Mine

Don’t be arrogant,he must pay everything that was spent


A zamapemba, kufuna kupanga profit from twenty eight thousand? Interesting!


Munthu osatchuka amadalira anthu wotchuka kale kuti adziwike ngakhale iyeyo James Phiri sadatchuke chifuka cha anzake kudzikonda bwanji? Muziyika Mulungu pa tsogolo

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Wait a minute. If you are talking about gospel artists, I assume that you are talking about believers in Jesus Christ who have made this Jesus the saviour of their souls and Lord over all else they say and do. If this is true, then taking each other to a civil court is contrary to scripture which sets the standard for their conduct. It is unchristian, regardless of who was wrong and how much loss the offended has incurred. In everything give thanks to God. Let the world know your perseverance. The Lord is at hand.


As agospel singer u need to show gud mothers aPhiri chilungamo ndichofunika osamadyera dzina la Mulungu mukapsa ndithu

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