One more song for KK

FORMER Republican President Kenneth Kaunda (centre) takes a selfie with National Heart Coalition ambassador Nathan Nyirenda (left) at the first president’s house in Lusaka yesterday. Looking on is PjP associates Director Chisambwe Katengo. PICTURE: ANGELA NTENTABUNGA

I N HONOUR of first President Kenneth Kaunda, a musician in his own right himself, gospel singer Nathan Nyirenda last Monday spent time at the State Lodge house of mourning to offer solemn music to grievers. “He [Dr Kaunda] was a great lover of my music,”Nathan explained to the Weekend Mail . “He enjoyed my Mwemakufi song, so I am here as a way of honouring him.”Nathan said he will remember Dr Kaunda, who died aged 97, as a great music composer who loved promoting the arts. “KK inspired a lot of people,” he said. “He was also a great music composer, I especially enjoyed his Bambi Balelila Ama suit song. He was such a great inspiration.” The singer and songwriter said the founding President,who used to impressively strum a guitar and sing, will also be remembered by artists for being the first head of State to appoint a visually impaired artiste to a government position.“He appointed a visually impaired musician, Lazarus Tembo, as a Junior Minister of Culture, a position which was equivalent to deputy minister,” Nathan.“KK was a great man and we will miss him for many reasons.”As mourners trooped to the house to sign the 124-page book of condolences, Nathan beautifully serenaded his Chikondo song while playing the keyboard which condensed the sombre atmosphere. In the Chikondi song, the music consultant stresses the need to show unconditional love because  CLICK TO READ MORE

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