Malawi’s veteran singer Giddes Chalamanda’s dream of visiting United States of America (USA) will come into fruition next week, as he is expected to leave on 29th June in a company of Edgar and Davis as well as gospel singer, Patience Namadingo.
The revelation was made on Thursday during a news confernce, which was graced by Davis Njobvu and Emmanuel Maliro at Dappers in Blantyre.
Njobvu singer-cum-lawyer said everything concerning about the trip is set.
“We are set to leave for the United States of America this coming week. Part of the group is travelling on Monday on the 27th June and then the rest of us will follow on the 29th June,’ said Njobvu.
He said they are expected to have their first event on 2nd July in Washington DC and in the following week they will also have another event at the Library of Congress where Giddes Chalamanda is supposed to give an interview for about an hour.
“Giddes will also play some of his music alongside myself and Edgar and on the other week we will be in Indiana to do our last event,” said Njobvu.
Njobvu also spared some time to thank all Malawians, who took part during their fundraising shows and described the whole process as a success.
“There were people like Mr Mike Chilewe who pledged a ticket and he kept his word. Mr Mike Mlombwa as well pledged about a million which he gave us,” he said, before hailing the government as well through the Attorney General’s office, ministry of Sports and Culture and ministry of foreign affairs for rendering support as well.
Quizzed on whether, Giddes will have shows in USA, Davis had this to say, “As you know you do not just walk into a country to say l have come to perform. So first and foremost there was a dream by Giddes to go into America and we have helped him to make his dream a reality. We are going there as visitors not performers.”
In his few words, Chalamanda owed everything to God and said Giddes said that he is happy that the dream of visiting USA has now come up and hailed well -wishers for the support.
The 85-year- old musician famed for hits such as ‘Liny,’ and ‘Che Meli,’ said it was in 1974, when he had a dream that if he had enough money, he would go to America.
“I have no kind words to everybody who took part on this trip. I ask God to bless each and every one of you,” he said.
Also spoke was Emmanuel Maliro, who said a farewell show has been organized tomorrow (Friday, 24th June, 2016) at Robins Park in Blantyre as one way of bidding bye bye! to Giddes.
Maliro urged all Blantyre fans to converge Robins Park in their large number at night because they will treated to music from the country’s reggae outfit The Black Missionaries.
Also to be present will be Dan Lu including Edgar and Davis.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :