BLANTYRE--Gospel singer Allan Ngumuya kept his promise and gave out free CDs of his previous albums at a show in Blantyre over the weekend. About 10, 000 people showed up and there were enough CDs for them all. Each person went home with one.
“I need every one to get the CDs. All this has been possible because a lot of people sponsored me. I would like in particular thank Maranatha International Schools and Steers for sponsoring the show and the giving out of free CDS,” he said.
Ngumuya told the jovial crowd that he was grateful that such companies had chose to sponsor him without strings attached.
Evarister Kankhandwe was happy she got a CD. “When I heard that there will be free distribution of CD, I thought it was just one of those promises where only the first comers would receive the CD but I have seen for the myself and it is the first time an artist has done such a thing,” she said.
“Everyone was dancing, everyone was happy. I just love such shows,” said Samson Nkutu, another happy fan.
The launch of his album 202 happened at exactly 4 o’clock in the afternoon when it was given to the highest bidder at K110, 000.
It was rather a difficult auction and some blamed the tough economy for that. The master of ceremonies had tried to get a much higher price but few would part with their hard earned cash.
Songs on this 11 track album include, title track 202, The Lord I lift you up, Tsiku lobwera Yesu, Holy, Kusopa, Chipali, and Ndilakalaka.
Dancing fans joined Ngumuya as he sang seven songs from the new album and another seven from his earlier albums.
The album was recorded and mixed at NP Productions and was remastered by Music Channels Studios in USA. Other artists that mesmerized the crowd were Mlaka Maliro, Thoko Katimba, George Mkandawire, Ndirande Anglican Voices and the Harmonies.
There were also new artists that warmed up the stage. They were Hanna Kadamanja, Steve Collins Chilinga and James Phiri.