South African sensational Afro-Soul singer, Zahara, who is expected to perform in Malawi’s commercial city Blantyre on 16 February, has agreed to hold another concert in Lilongwe on February 17.
Nyasa Times understands that the Loliwe songstress, South Africa’s biggest artist at the moment, will perform at Cresta Crossroads Hotel, Sapitwa Hall, in the Capital City a day after the Blantyre concert.
Zahara’s performance in Lilongwe will be the second after her last show at the Presidential Hotel where she headlined the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz concert alongside Malawi’s own Jazz maestro Wambali Mkandawire last September.
“We felt like last year some missed the opportunity to see her due to limited number of tickets and we thought why not bring her back to Lilongwe after the Blantyre show,” said Dawa Loga-Lemberger of Elegant Resources by ArinaLoise as she confirmed the news.
Initially, Zahara, born Bulelwa Mkutukana, was supposed to perform in Blantyre only, courtesy of Mango Entertainment, but the firm agreed to partner Elegant Resources by ArinaLoise and Zatonse Promotions to take the soulful singer to the Capital again.In Blantyre, Zahara will share the stage with local artists Dan Lu and Edgar ndi Davis, among others, whereas in Lilongwe she will come face to face with the Black Missionaries and Lulu.
According to Loga-Lemberger, who spoke to Nyasa Times on Sunday, 2,500 general admission and 200 VIP tickets will be printed for the Lilongwe show and the prices will be the same as the Blantyre concert.
General admission advance tickets will be K7,500 and K10,000 at the door while VIP advance tickets will be selling at K12,000 and patrons will be paying K15,000 at the door.
While advance tickets for the Comesa Hall show stopped selling on Saturday, in Lilongwe the tickets are expected to start selling this coming Wednesday and will be on sale for seven days.
“We will stop selling advance tickets Wednesday [February 13] next week and after that everyone has to buy at the door,” pointed out Loga-Lemberger.
The tickets will be available at Capital Hotel, City Mall, Old Town Mall, Lilongwe Hotel, Kanengo and City Centre, where there will be floating sales people.