Malawi’s biggest selling icon, Lucius Banda, the self-styled Soldier of the poor, says his 16th album under the title ‘Life’ has sold out over 10,000 CD’s and remains top selling album.
The celebrated musician told the audience at his show on Sunday at Warehouse in Blantyre that he was grateful to Malawians.
“I want to take this occasion in thanking Malawians for their support on my latest album. I can confirm to you that 10,000 CD’s have already been sold around the country, “said Banda.
The Balaka based veteran musician also revealed that his long awaited DVD will be out next week.
“Right now we are almost through with the DVD, and l can assure Malawians that in two weeks time it will be on the market,”said Banda, who also refuted the rumours that he fled to South Africa.
In his “Life” song, Banda outlined a number of problems Malawian’s are facing in their daily life.
“If you don’t want to be criticised, do nothing, say nothing and be nothing,” he opens the song with this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt. He adds: “Malawians refuse to be nothing.”
“We shall say something/Even if it means going to prison/So what?/Zusiyana pati?/Kundende ndi kunja kuno,” he continued.
The song questions the punitive taxes Malawians face; intermittent blackouts; pub;ic broadcaster MBC’s bias; the closure and reopening of the Electoral Commission; the absence of Local Government polls; fuel shortages; the MHC scandal; the forex drought; unpopular bills being ‘bulldozed’ through Parliament
The album which was launched at Mungo Park in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe, on July 10, features other artists like Tay Grin in Du na-na, Third Eye in One More Chance, Mahlabe in Ndiwe Wanga, Chisomo in Stacey, and the humorous but educative Wadwalika is a collabo with Khuzumule star Moses Makawa.