Lazarus makes it

Artist Lazarus Chigwandali has finally realised his dream of having a secure home, thanks to his talent.

In the wake of attacks on persons with albinism in Malawi, Chigwandali, a musician with albinism, felt insecure at his old house in the outskirts of Lilongwe City. As a matter of fact, he was a victim of the violence when he was previously abducted.

The artist worked on a documentary with music producer Johan Hugo, which told the story of his struggles and exposed his music talent.

Chigwandali and his family celebrate outside their new home

“Lazarus has been to Scotland, United States of America and other places. He will be going to South Africa in two weeks’ time for more shows. This is partly how he made his money for the house purchase,” said Hugo.

The producer said the house, which is in Lilongwe City, cost K19 million.

“It has a fully-fitted kitchen, big garden, two bathrooms, tiled floor, three bedrooms, one sitting room and a dining room,” he said.

Reacting to the development, Chigwandali wrote on Twitter: “Oh my God! You all [fans] bought me a house through the kicker starter campaign. My family is finally safe! Thank you.”

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