A dark cloud has engulfed the music industry in Malawi following the demise of well-known gospel singer George Mkandawire.
Mkandawire has died in Zambia after a long illness, according to information at hand.
The Nation Publications Online reports that, in an interview, his younger brother, Charles Mkandawire, who is based in Cape Town, South Africa, said as a family they are shocked to hear of George’s passing.
“We talked on Friday and he didn’t indicate in any way that he was sick. He was sharing with me updates on his upcoming single projects that he did under the Major 1 Records recently, ” he said.
Mkandawire said details about the burial arrangements will be communicated in due course but indicated that vigil will be held in Ndirande, Blantyre where George’s parents stay.
The gospel singer came to the limelight after releasing an album called ULENDO which had some hit songs like ‘Thanthwe’.
At the time of his demise, Mkandawire was signed to Major 1 Records which is owned by Prophet Shephard Bushiri.
He was born in 1974 and hailed from Nkombezi village in Rumphi district.