Soldier Lucius Banda has just released three promotional songs Ndilirabe, Sagona and Nthungululu from his upcoming album Thank You.
Although the artist released the album as a way of showing gratitude to his fans, after listening to the promotional songs, one loyal fan would feel he owes the musician a thank you (for bringing Soldier back).
After the release of Ceasefire, Lucius faced competition, some of which started right at his own turf—Balaka. Since the industry was growing, Soldier had to remain relevant and maintain his top position. He was never coming back, but he maintained a constant level of influence in the music industry longer than most artists. Ndilirabe is a slow song that Lucius speaks about his dependence on God in trying seasons. The song has a light acoustic sound with some keyboard melodies accompaniment. It is a song one would love to listen on an easy Sunday afternoon. Although it is a great song, it might not be the biggest hit in Thank You. Nthungululu is a wedding song that has a South African beat and talks about how families pf the bride and the groom have to ululate to display their joy. Nkutheka mwanayu akadalowerela/mwayi wabanja osadzakumananso nawo/Yehova mwandiombolera mwanayu suuyu lero ndikuimba nthungululu. Lucius knows that you can never go wrong with a wedding song. This will soon be one of the anthems at weddings and engagement ceremonies. But, it is no match to Sonye’s Tsika, which has become an anthem at parties and weddings. Sagona is one song that will certainly become a hit. With a Lucky Dube-ish drum line and a chorus that everyone can sing along, this song reminds his long-time fans of his first album. Even the toughest critic may dance to this one, (as long as no one is watching of course!). Sagona talks about how people just know the present glory of rich people and admire them wishing they could have all that overnight with little effort. Msamangamuona chonchi uyu/Chonchi uyu/Msamangomuona kunjoya sagona uyu/ Inu mukuliza mkonono kugona/Akukama mkaka hardworker In the song, Soldier addresses issues of Cashgate and the abduction and killing of people with albinism.He condemns such ‘get rich quick’ schemes.n