After months following his switch from secular music to gospel, one of the country’s oldest and veteran singers, Mlaka Maliro has come up with his first gospel album named Hosanna set to be launched on 24th this month.
Maliro who, in earlier interview with Nyasa Times, was still debating on either to name the album Njoka Ya Mkuwa or Hosanna has finally opted for the latter, which has been produced by renowned melody-maker, Ralph Ching’amba of Ralph Records.
However, inspite saying earlier that the album will be out in July, Maliro who made headlines following his switch to gospel, says all is set to launch Hosannaat Robins Park multipurpose hall on Sunday of June 24, 2012.
“People should expect nothing but new things and being my first album launch, the show is expected to be exciting and there are a lot set to happen on the day. Hosanna is album full of pure message and good gospel music I hope will appreciate,” said Maliro.
Maliro disclosed that to spice up the launch, which will act as his official entry into the gospel music mainstream, there will be performance of some of renowned gospel acts to curtain-raise the show namely Ethel Kamwendo, Allan Chirwa, Evance Meleka and Ndirande Anglican among others.
Maliro has so far curtain-raised several gospel shows including one for Allan Chirwa and Great Angels Choir where he moved the crowds with captivating performance, earning himself outstanding ovation from the patronage.
Hosanna is Maliro’s firth album as an artist but his first as gospel musician. Other albums to his credit as artist include Maloto and Dzanja Lalemba.
With weeks to the launch, the gospel fraternity should brace for nothing but pure scintillating performance from the man who has gathered much stage management skills through out his career as secular singing maestro.
Maliro is currently a preacher for Cross Life Church in Chilomoni, Blantyre once disclosed that his switch to gospel music was to complement his spiritual ministerial work not for fame or to make quick cash.
“Well, firstly am not poor, sick or desperate to make quick cash by doing gospel music. It’s my choice and I will love people to accept me that way. I am here to do God’s work and not otherwise. I am a preacher for Cross Life Church but also preach in different ministries.
“I will be doing gospel music just to complement my clerical work since am a musician myself. It was difficult for me to be preaching at same time doing secular music, going around holding shows in drinking joints, it just don’t make sense,” Maliro told Nyasa Times earlier on.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :