The death of legendary musician, broadcaster and actress Maria Chidzanja Nkhoma has triggered Lucius Banda to release a COVID-19 sensitisation song 'Mutimvere'.
The presidential advisor for youth and arts to President Lazarus Chakwera said the song was recorded last year but due to numbers going down decided not to put it out. The release comes following a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths as Malawi recorded its first 10 deaths.
Banda who is currently recovering from blood pressure denied he had COVID-19. And was curious as to why it was purportedly being alleged that he had even died of the pandemic.
“God promised us the best of the world but Satan had other plans, to destroy through death,” he said.
“In light of the moment where rumours are spreading that Soja Lucius Banda is dead, fellow Malawians I am here to share with you my latest release, a song entitled 'MUTIMVERE'.
“Mutimvere is mainly a prayer to our God as the world is going through this deadly Covid-19 pandemic. What the world needs right now is prayer, a prayer asking our Lord to heal the world and save us.Fellow Malawians be assured I, Lucius Chiccio Banda I am alive. Our God is good,” he said.
Banda has always been a voice of reason and in the song calls upon God saying hope is what we have to rely on.
“It will come to pass,” the legendary musician said as he is recuperating at his Balaka home.
Chakwera on Sunday called on Malawians to call on God and he said he would be on a 21-day fasting and prayer for the nation.