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Tribal talk splitting nation – Musician

NKWETO MFULA – Chingola
THE Impact Band has appealed to Zambian citizens to preserve national unity by refraining from making tribal remarks.
Lead vocalist Lighton Nyirenda made the appeal in Chingola during the band’s performance at Borrowdale Inn last Saturday.
“Abash tribalism; we want unity in Zambia to continue living the way we have lived in the last 50 years. We are One Zambia, One Nation” Nyirenda said.
Nyirenda said there was need to shame people who have been making tribal remarks by showing unity regardless of ethnic roots.
The band then opened the dance floor with ‘Namonga’ a folk song much to the amusement of people who made a circle and danced their lungs out.
The 10-man band put up a good performance and left the audience clapping moments after they left the stage.
The band started its performance at about 19:00 hours till the early hours on Sunday. The event was held in a marquee which was mounted to accommodate the sizeable crowd that turned up.
Band members, Chipeta and Emmanuel Nyoni started the show with western music and later switched to Zambian music much to the amusement of revellers.
People from all walks of life turned out in numbers to sample the music of the visiting band which is known for putting up bubbly shows in Lusaka and other parts of the country.
The band started at a low tempo but later raised the tempo and kept members of the audience on their toes; shaking their bodies, clapping hands and stamping their feet in response to the irresistible music.
Most revellers could not resist the temptation of getting on the dance floor when the band played PK Chishala’s number, Bonse Balenkabila.
At about 24:23hrs, Nyoni attempted to close the curtains by asking the audience to go home but in refusing they shouted, “we want more.” Borrowdale co-director Lawrence Lumbiya promised more exciting shows at the joint.

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