In a peculiar circumstance where a taboo gene is cast-off, the gospel fraternity has come to term with secular artists in aid of cancer-stricken gospel singer Geoffrey ‘Yellowman’ Zigoma.
Gospel artists including Ethel Kamwendo who came under fire last year for refusing to share a stage with circular artists branding them sinners, will share a stage with Skeffa Chimoto at Sheaffa Marquee on January 15 in Lilongwe to raise K1 million to fund Zigoma’s cancer treatment in Tanzania.
Zigoma is currently suffering from ear cancer that has threatened his life and needs K750,000 to travel to Tanzania for treatment.
According to William Zonda of Great Angels choir who are organizing the show, Kamwendo and Skeffa will share a stage with other gospel artists such as repentant Peter Sambo, Thoko Katimba, Favored Sisters, Maggie Mangani, P.O.V, Allan Chirwa, Ma Deeds and others.
“It will be only one show and we expect to raise K1 million although the needed amount is K750,000 just to be on the safer side. We are appearing to well wishers to come and patronize the show and provide any assistance in kind to help Zigoma get the treatment,” Zonda explained.
According to Zonda, Zigoma had already lost one ear and is about to lose the other if he does not get medical help any time soon.
“The doctors have indicated that the cancer cells are spreading very fast and are about the attack one of the main ear veins, which is dangerous. We hope we will manage to raise the needed funds so that gets treatment in time,” he added.
The show is expected to be backed up by Skeffa’s real Sound Band. This will be first time for gospel and circular artists come together for a show.
Last year several gospel artists including Kamwendo and Lloyd Phiri came under fire when they pulled out of the beach music show on argument that they could not share a stage with secular artists who sing for sinners.
Zigoma ‘s first album ‘Ndatherapano’ turned him into a star in the country.