Zonke, Namadingo leave huge impression at Blue Mingoli

South African current top selling afro-soul musician Zonke Dikana has left Malawian audiences yearning for more after a scintillating performance at this year’s Blue Mingoli Concert in the capital Lilongwe.image image image image

Zonke performing at Blue Mingoli

Zonke performing at Blue Mingoli

Taking to the stage at 10: 00 pm, following another sizzling act by Malawi’s Patience Namadingo, Zonke took the audience on a romantic, yet personal sojourn in a rhythm and blue style that set the tempo.

Singing mostly in English with a lace of Xhosa, the hit that has made a mark for Zonke is “Feeling”.

“can’t a girl feel?I feel. How about you? She said, pointing at the ladies and sending the huge crowd into a unison of applause.

Many in the audience equated her performance to Beyonce,who headlines Clinton’s last minute campaign rally with hubby Jay Z. Yet others pointed her sultry smooth voice as similar to Toni Braxton.

” She sounds more like Toni.She and Patience Namadingo were a perfect match for the night,” said Kaiphas Kambahu, a patron who had travelled all the way from Lusaka.

Such was the level of appeal of this year’s concert as it attracted patrons from Zambia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania, among others.

The show attracted top Standard Bank customers who were treated to a bar and barbeque as well as exhibition by Elson Kambalu.

Earlier, Namadingo warmed the stage with a captivating performance that fused gospel with his traditional Malawi touch.

The rising 26 year old singer put patrons on edge of their seats as he fused his gospel songs with a touch of foreign genres that oscillated between Malawi, South Africa, Jamaica Nigeria, DRC and USA.

He used his signature tune “Mtendere” to paint a global touch to his music.

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