Fire almost spoils Angela’s set


FOLLOWING on the successful hosting of T-Sean at Club Connect, formerly Seven Eleven, the tourist capital followed it up with another show involving Moses Sakala and Angela Nyirenda.
While the Champaign Picnic at Pamodzi Hotel was almost spoiled by the weather, Angela Nyirenda’s show at Limpos Pub and Grill was also threatened by a fire.
Fortunately, it was attended to.
And as they say, all is well that ends well.
Angela was not alone in town; she was with Moses Sakala who was lured to the tourist capital by the Zambia Railways.
As was expected, a huge crowd turned up at Limpos with queues formed outside to try and gain entrance.
It is understandable, they wanted to hear and watch Makewane music being performed live.
Moses was the first to take to the stage doing so shortly after 23:00 hours.
He performed a number of his hit songs but it was evidently (but perhaps surprisingly) Kumawa, a song he recorded with Levy Sakala in 1989 and released in 1991, that got the audience on its feet.
Just as they were enjoying the performance, he made way for Angela.
But half way through her performance of the first song Nupemphako Ma Key, a relatively small fire erupted on stage causing a disruption of the performance for almost an hour.
The cause of the fire was unclear but it seems it might have been an overload on one of the plugs.
Nonetheless, it was sorted out for Angela to continue with her performance.
And she was back in the groove as if nothing had happened.
She delivered songs like Esneya and Kuzwayo. The audience was happy and applauded her performance. Well, even Zambia Railways should be happy. The money they made from the show is as good as they make from some of those passenger trains.
Pegged at K30, the attendance was truly overwhelming by any standard.
Before Moses took to the stage, Viola Banda, now used to being seen on television in movies such as Zuba, performed.
Viola is among the 12 Zambia Tourism Reality Show contestants who are battling it out for the US$10, 000 prize money.
Los Comoros and also the Limpos Band entertained the fans too prior to Moses and Angela’s sets.
Oh, and socialite Iris Kaingu was in attendance too – and very much dressed.

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