Mphande, Linny, Che Meri and Chalamanda (from left)

By Chisomo Phiri

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-All roads went to Cross Roads Hotel in the Malawi’s commercial city of Blantyre was busy on Sunday, evening, January 16, 2022 as many were flocking to the hotel where the legendary musician Gides Gides Chalamanda will have a birthday dinner , celebrating his 92nd birthday.

Posting on his Facebook page, Social Media Influencer Pemphero Mphande, says all was set for the Chalamanda’s birthday party and that it would start at 7: 00 PM in the evening.

“The church has sang happy birthday to Mr. Chalamanda. This evening at 7 PM, we are holding a birthday dinner for him at Crossroads Hotel in Blantyre. You can support the legendary musician by booking a seat at the dinner table for only K30, 000. WhatsApp or call 0995064217. We are closing bookings at 3 pm,” says Mphande.

Phande adds that the Chinafuna m’bale hit maker will perform at the party to entertain the audiences with his ever fade hits.

The international star and Linny Hoo hit maker was born on January 15, 1931. He goes in history as the oldest musician in Malawi.

Chalamanda’s musical career started in mid 1940 when he started teaching himself playing gallon guitars.

His blockbuster ‘ Ndaona Ine’ which was recorded and premiered by the Malawi’s public broadcaster MBC shook the airwave.

Chamanda’s birthday dinner party has been organized by Scallas at Scallas cafe

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