Malawi gospel singers exposed: Unprofessional conduct

Two newspapers adverts that appeared in Monday edition of The Daily Times have apparently exposed unprofessional conduct of some gospel musicians, who always claim to have been called by God to spread the gospel through music.

Lloyd Phiri

Lloyd Phiri

Malawi’s daily carried two adverts announcing gospel concerts by King James Phir and Lloyd phiri in Lilongwe and Blantyre this Sunday, respectively.

Artists like Princess Chitsulo, Ndirande Anglican Voices, Favoured Martha and the Marvellous Deeds are billed to perform at both shows taking place 360 km apart.

The mix-up also confirms claims that gospel musicians have been cheating fans with their lineups to make easy money by using the names of other artists.

Nyasa Times
understands that the curtain raisers in question only committed to perform at Lloyd phiri’s double DVD and CD launch at Robins Part in Blantyre.

King James Phiri included the names of featured supporting artists without their consent and did not book them.

Meanwhile, Blantyre based Ndirande Anglican Voices have indicated that they will not be part of king James Phiri’s show. Instead, they will perform with Lloyd Phiri in the commercial capital.

Likewise, Chitsulo said she was surprised that King James Phiri went ahead to put her name on his poster when she plainly told him that she was already booked for Lloyd Phiri’s launch.

“I will not be in Lilongwe on this day. I will be in Blantyre at the launch of Lloyd Phiri’s double DVD and CD,” she said.

When asked why he inserted names of artists who did not commit to be part of the Lilongwe show, King James Phiri claimed that “it was a mistake” before declining to take more questions.

While Lloyd Phiri said all is set for the launch and that fans should expect splendid performance worth the billing.

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30 thoughts on “Malawi gospel singers exposed: Unprofessional conduct”

  1. Sam mzunga says:

    Guys lets try to practice justice.

  2. A king james phiri apa nde mwatikhumudwitsa

  3. maganizo wa maganizo says:

    YOU NUMBER 4.3, I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHEN YOU SAY PEOPLE FROM THE NORTH WORK HARD. MU UFITI KAPENA CHIANI .CHEATING DURING EXAMS AND WORKING HARD,THESE ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.YOU IN THE NORTH PASS EXAMS BECAUSE YOU CHEAT.LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED IN NKHATABAY DURING FORM FOUR EXAMS IS THAT WHAT YOU CALL WORKING HARD.WHAT ABOUT TUMBUKAS WHO ARE WORKING IN TOWNS AS CASUAL LABOURERS WERE THEY WORKING HARD AS WELL.EDUCATED PEOPLE DEVELOPE THEIR HOMES.YOUR HOME IS NOT DEVELOPED BUT YOU CLAIM TO BE EDUCATED,WHAT A SHAME.

    1. zowona says:

      u are filled with hate tha damages ur life,

  4. mtumbuka says:

    iwe no 4 ndiwe mbuzi wamva ngati umatenga mtundu kuwuyika pachipumi pamsundu pako

  5. Bob Khumalo says:

    Kunali Gospel Music Show pa 1 December 2013 pa Robins Park, ndipo anthu ena oyimba otchuka monga Allan Chirwa ndi ena analandira ndalama koma sanabwere kudzayimba. “They have to be the Good news before they shares the Good News”. Most Gospel artists are there to make money and not to spread the gospel through music, because the way how they conduct themselves is not gospel.

  6. Why insulting Tumbuka tribe? This not accepted,to be in government it does not mean we should embrass other tribes and we must lean to respect others.BUT iagree with Moseriwa that We must Support Federal Government with this move ihope Malawi will have unity.

  7. Ndikutha kuwona kuti achule,mphaka,nyani,fisi akadibwa kwachonde pa 26 oct pano.Koma chonde let’s support FEDERATION for this country to move forward in peace and harmony.

  8. Moseriwa. says:

    Alomwe ife tisampange choncho ngati ndi umbuli ndi wathu chonde tisanyoze mitundu yina.

  9. Achanda Atonga says:

    Comment no 4….. A Bwana…am from the North and very proud to be a Northerner and will never be from another region. If u hate Northerners u completely wasting ur time. Pathako pako, mayi ako komanso abale ako onse…..

  10. saidi says:

    #4
    Contribute soberly please , the issue here is about gospel musicians . can you please stop hunting for northerners in every article that appears here. You seem to have a pathological hatred for the north which needs urgent medical attention . Otherwise that hatred is not good for your health and your life .

  11. JAYJAY says:

    akuba koma vwalomwe na vinyawo.atumbuka umadziwa bwinobwino.sakolola posalima.koma funsani mtundu
    wanuwo mupeza kuti mumafuna zogwa ndi chiswe.munthu waulesi nthawi zonse amadanandi olimbika nkuwona amakhala oipa mtima ngati a lomwe,

  12. Kwangwagwa says:

    Comment number 4 must have been written by a foolish fool and a pure uneducated Malawian idiot.

  13. Kwangwagwa says:

    musicgate mupakana?

  14. Nkemu wanguo says:

    The title of the article is very misleading. It sounds like you have uncovered a huge scam or cashgate ya gospel musicians. Uyu Phiri winayo put the names in the adverts before confirming with the other singers and he has accepted kuti inali mistake. Osaipitsa dzina la Mulungu chifukwa cha mistake imodzi.

  15. Think Tank says:

    Nothing new here. These so-called gospel singers have alot to answer before the same God they pretend to praise. Iam not judgemental but when someone credits himself as a composer of a tune he/she has just croned from someone’s efforts,it is a theft. And the Bible is very clear on theft. Iam not a saint either.

  16. dzina langa says:

    some of these gospel artists are not admirable in their deeds. I was in the same bus with one of the gospel artists koma momwe amalankhulira m bus it put me off. anakwerera ku wenela nkutsika pa dedza I hope anali ndi show. even her supporting team was rude to people in their speeches.

  17. yakunowa says:

    A Mac Chigubu ndinu achitsiru. Palinso za mpoto apa? Kodi mbuli za pa Malawi munatani? Nkhani iliyonse mumafuna kumaikapo za mitundu bwanji? Kusowa zochita eti? Iweyo mmene ukulankhuliramo zikuonekeratu kuti ndiwe mbuli yeniyeni. Iweyo ngati ukukanika kutukuka chifukwa chosapita ku school ndi zako zimenezo. Zisakhudze anthu ena. How I hate you!! Shupiti zako!

  18. Bwitoto says:

    Kuomba chizimu hahahaha!!!!!

  19. Profet Levelend Knox says:

    Zisavute guys King James tangomuitanani eni chamba oyimba gospel yeniyeniyu Phungu Joseph Nkasa.

  20. Madalitso says:

    Its all trash! Dont decieve people by your mouths.

  21. Mc Chigubu says:

    King James Phiri must be from the north, I hate northeners, they are a bunch of fools who like reaping where they sow nothing,,, kupondereza mitundu ina too much,,,,

    1. john spytrics says:

      choka satana!!!!kunibuska mayowoyero yaye iwe mchewa

    2. Jay says:

      @chigubu_dude your comment sucks. Zoimba ndi za ku north zugwirizana bwanji? You the kind of guys spreading hatred against northerners for no valid reasons. Stop being a slow thinker. Smart up!!!

      1. chiperoni2 says:

        Do not urgue with fools people might not know the difference.

    3. duduzi says:

      Mr Chigubu, Say the truth why you hate Northerners. Is it because they always fight for good causes in the country or because they work very hard to achieve things or because Bingu/his brother hat(ed) them or because you are a Southerner or from Nyau Central region?

      1. ngozo says:

        iwe chisilu kwambiri duduzi……..wats ur problem with nyau region….useless minority fools n u shall remain such n we wil alwys rule u fools…..

  22. zoshola says:

    akuba muuzimu

  23. eye eye says:

    lloyd can u please do another live recording? please and do another DVD (live)….the first one was superb and dope…all the best?

  24. petrol kali says:

    Easy money yavuta pa malawi ina ndi ma lawyer akugwidwa ndi cashgate

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