Few months after a successful launch of its magnum opus, Ndiyende Bwanji DVD and CD album, the Lilongwe-based giant choir, Great Angels has returned to Blantyre with a re-launch slated for Sunday September 23 at Comesa Hall.
The choir has since started exciting fans prior to the show with its street invasions stunts through which the Ndiyende Bwanji DVD was selling at reduced price of K500 as promotion bid. The choir on Wednesday invaded the streets of Blantyre city interacting with fans while touting about the anticipated show.
Ndiyende BwanjiDVD 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.
Sponsored by DSTv Gospel One Channel, the Ndiyende Bwanji DVD re-launch is expected to feature 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.
Conspicuously missing on the list of curtain-raisers is the once secular music veteran but now converted to gospel, Mlaka Maliro who headlined the April show, but the choir was confident of giving nothing but the best.
Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times, the Great Angels music director William Zonda said: “we have planned to re-launch this album in Blantyre due to pressure from our fans who have been missing our live performances, so we want to give them opportunity to feel all our songs in this album, this is happening in response to what they pleaded. “
He added:“There are some changes on the curtain-raisers, but that’s not something people should worry about because the list we have outlined is all good and some of the artists included are well known and loved by many.”
The 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.
“The last time we came to Blantyre, the nation was in mourning period following the death of late President Bingu wa Mutharika. And this time around we thought of giving people, especially those that missed the show to witnesses the wonders of Great Angels choir,” said Zonda.
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.
“It’s our sincere hope that we hope people will come out in large numbers after missing us on stage for some time. This show is also a thank you to our fans in Blantyre who have been supporting us despite that we have not been performing here very often. We have reduced the price for the DVDs to accord people a chance of having original copies at affordable rate,” he added.
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.–(Additional reporting by Chris Loka, Nyasa Times)Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :