Malawi’s singer, guitarist and songwriter Lazarus Chigwandali says his visit to USA benefited him with 18 Million Kwacha.
Chigwandali says the money was obtained through fundraising campaigns they staged in America. According to him out of the 18 Million he pocketed. He used 17 million to achieve his biggest dream, which was to own a house.
Talking to 265 ENT MAG Chigwandali says owning a house was his long time dream and he thank God to have achieved it.
Chigwandali is a Street Musician fighting the Stigma of Albinism in Africa through his music.
In a documentary by Madonna and Bryn Mooser and directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker David Darg.
Chigwandali audiences, explore the conflicting relationship between the life force of music and the dark superstition that’s lead to the murder, abduction, and mutilation of over 600 individuals with Albinism in East Africa. The film charts Lazarus’ remarkable rise to fame, from busking on the streets of Lilongwe to performing to huge festival crowds.
Through the process of Lazarus recording his debut album with Johan Hugo, the film uncovers the dark reality of life for a person with Albinism in East Africa.
Meanwhile Chigwandali remembers the struggle he faced to obtain his Visa to USA. The artist says many were jealous of him and wanted the trip to fail.
He further blamed COVID 19 saying. The pandemic failed him on performing in Canada, Atlanta and Senegal.