A well known artist who switched from secular music to gospel, Mlaka Maliro successfully unveiled his first gospel album – Hossana – at the Lilongwe Sheaffer Hall on Sunday.
The venue was fully packed with people who came to witness Mlaka live performance in the world of gospel switching from secular music after nine albums.
Mlaka has however maintained the same beat that made Dzanja Lalemba a bestseller 12 years ago.
“I am very happy because I was not expecting to have large audience like this, may God be blessed” Mlaka told Nyasa Timesafter the launch.
He disclosed that he plans to compile ‘The best of Mlaka Maliro’ album, whereby he will select some gospel songs from his first album “Dzanja Lalemba” up to his ninth album “Pamudzi Pano”.
All the songs will be in one CD and if possible he will also produce the DVD for the album.
During the launch, there was also performance of Ethel Kamwendo-Banda, who also ditched secular music for gospel years back.
Apart from Kamwendo, others who performed included The Great Angels Choir, The Marvellous Deeds, Evance Meleka, Thocco Katimba and Limbani Simenti.
Mlaka will be back in Lilongwe on 11th November, 2012 to launch Hosanna DVD album at the same venue.