Thoko Katimba might be one of the darling gospel artists who manage to woo a multitude of fans, but over the weekend the Lilongwe-based giant choir, Great Angels has proven otherwise as it surpassed Katimba’s record in controlling unimaginable patronage.
The choir which was in Blantyre re-launching its Ndiyende Bwanji DVD and CD had a mammoth of fans beating the Comesa Hall required capacity of 3,000 people. The hall was filled to the brim with other people refused an entry due to lack of space.
Before Great Angels’ record, Thoko Katimba was only gospel artist to have managed to have patronage beyond expectation when he launched his album some months ago.
And it was for the first time a choir to pull out such great patronage, but Great Angels measured it all. The turnout was so impressive, thanks to its prior promotional stunts.
The choir started exciting fans prior to the show with its street invasions through which the Ndiyende Bwanji DVD was selling at reduced price of K500 as promotion bid. It invaded the streets of Blantyre city interacting with fans while touting about the anticipated show.
Sponsored by DSTv Gospel One Channel, the show featured other artists as curtain-raisers as such as Kamuzu Barracks Gospel Singers, Allan Chirwa, Peter Uyu Mulangeni, repentant George Mkandawire, the gospel music sensation Thoko Katimba and others.
“This is so amazing. We dint expect it to be that way, but thank God for helping us and for the fans who came to support us we say we appreciate it, keep on supporting us and take gospel music to another level,” explained the Choir’s executive member Williams Zonda.
During the show, the choir gave honorary awards to Joseph Tembo for his producing skills, MC Studio for its great works in producing the Ndiyende Bwanji DVD and its former choir director, Esther Nyaphiri.
Zondwa disclosed that since last week Wednesday the choir has managed to sell over 3,00 copies of the DVD with 500 more sold during the show.
“It’s the record in the making and we hope it will be the same in Mzuzu this weekend. We will continue to sell at reduced pricve so that everyone should have copies of Great Angels choir and enjoy our music,” he said.
From the show itself, the choir has managed to raise over K1.6 million on gate charges.
Blantyre show comes in weeks after another re-launch in Lilongwe, which was attended by two thousands plus people, something that has never happened before in the capital city as far as gospel music is concerned.
Ndiyende Bwanji DVD and CD album was successfully launched on April 8 this year at same venue, Comesa and this time around the choir has returned with pre-launch following growing demands from the fans that missed the earlier show due to the funeral of late President Bingu wa Mutharika
Zonda explained that the choir will hold another show in Mzuzu on September 30th in order to the northerners a chance to sample out the amazing choir.
Ndiyende Bwanji is Great Angels Choir’s third album following two other successful albums, Mundifungatile and Tigwireni Zanja, which contain a popular song Painendekha sindingathe.
Since the launch of the Ndiyende Bwanji, the album has been on great demand due to its well-made songs as the choir’s popularity grows by day.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :