Speaking to the Lusaka Star in an interview, UNZA-UCZ campus fellowship chairperson Alufeyo Mazanga says the concert will host various top gospel artistes such as Tio, Ephraim, Mulenga Mulumbwa, Innocent and Chilu among others. The concert is aimed at raising funds towards the purchase of musical instruments. THE United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Campus Fellowship at the University of Zambia (UNZA) is set to host a ‘Jam packed’ and ‘Holy Ghost’ filled fundraising concert aimed at raising funds towards the purchase of musical instruments.
Speaking to the Lusaka Star in an interview, UNZA-UCZ campus fellowship chairperson Alufeyo Mazanga says the concert will host various top gospel artistes such as Tio, Ephraim, Mulenga Mulumbwa, Innocent and Chilu among others.
“The concert will be used as a tool to fundraise funds to purchase musical instruments for the fellowship. In today’s changing environment, we hope to use the concert as a platform to reach out and spread the gospel to the student populace through music and entertainment,” he notes.
The UNZA-UCZ Campus Fellowship Chairperson acknowledges the power of music in spreading the gospel and adds, “Music is a very powerful instrument which easily ministers to people, and hence it has the potential to have a stronger and long lasting influence on them.
This is why we decided as a fellowship to use music instead of other fundraising ventures like having a car was. We want to make a positive impact on the lives of the people who are going to attend the concert,” he adds.
Mazanga laments that the fellowship did not have enough funds to purchase the equipment hence the need to stage the fundraising concert.
“We hope to realise at least K10, 000 from the concert, come the 22nd of November this year,” he adds.
Another talented artiste to perform on stage during the concert is UNZA’s promising poet and gospel rapper Lolavye simukoko, aka ‘Lo Sims’. Lo Sims, Kountapoint’s October Buzz of the Month music competition winner promises a life changing concert that every UNZA student should not miss.
He says cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) are slowly becoming rampant among the Zambian populace. Lo Sims explains that he has since decided to add to his performance a song talking about the dangers of GBV.
He laments, “Apart from my usual performance, I must say that I am privileged to be sharing the stage with well established artistes in the gospel music industry. I hope to learn a lot from these renowned gospel rap gurus.”
The concert will also be packed with performances from other campus fellowship groups within the institution such as the Bread of life, Chi-Alpha, Grace Ministries, University Christian Community as well as the United Church of Zambia praise team.
The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday November 22nd at the University of Zambia Main Chapel. The tickets are pegged at k20 ordinary seats and VIP k50 VIP.