Malawi’s 2014 Africa Music Awards (Afrima) nominee, Lawi will, for the first time this year, head North where he will perform live at Black Tie Fundraising Concert for Word Alive Ministry Church at the newly opened Grand Palace Hotel on Mother’s Day.
Apart from Lawi, the concert has also lined up other artists such as Mzuzu-based acoustic jazz singer Jonaah Tembo and the Word Alive Ministries praise team called Wami.
The music concerts, according to organisers, aim to secure funds to enable the church purchase a bus to be used in the church’s mobile evangelism programmes.
Speaking to The Nation on Wednesday, one of the organisers of the event Asayile Phillip Malanga said they have incorporated Lawi because his music is inspirational.
“While our aim is to generate money, we also consider the type of message the artist presents, Lawi songs gives hope. That is why we have invited him to come and perform at our fundraising event. Apart from that you should know that the present society set up needs several strategies to reach people with God’s message. Looking at Lawi music, it has more inspirational messages which are vital for deliverances,” said Malanga.
He said the fundraiser is a family event.
“This is a standard event, we want to see middle class people coming with their families and enjoy comfortably. We have also set aside corporate tables where companies or organisations can order so that they should invite any one whom they want to stay close with,” Malanga said.
On his part, Lawi said he is looking forward to the event.
“I feel, as artists, we should at times take part in assisting church projects,” he said.