THIS WEEK’S EDITORIAL COMMENT
In the entertainment industry, one last thing that any entertainer would ever dream of is crossing paths with the media, for once your media publicity is dented, your career also follows suit.
EM has learnt with great shock of a coldshoulder that one of the greatest artists on the land, Lulu did to the country’s media body, MISA Malawi, on the weekend of the Martyrs’ holiday.
Facts of the matter are that MISA- Malawi hired Lulu, and Karonga-based Lusubiro Band to perform at Queen’s Club in Mzuzu.
It is reported that Lulu was paid some down-payment as part of the contract. The show was slated to start around 6 PM or thereabouts.
Unfortunately, hours went, and Lulu was nowhere in sight. Our findings reveal that the artist kept on fooling the organizers by lying to them that he was on his way to the venue…but alas! He never showed up.
The result was that the patrons labeled MISA Malawi as liars as they had just wanted to use Lulu’s brand to hoodwink them (patrons) into patronizing the venue. Little did they know! Although Lusubiro Band mesmerized fans with its stage antics, stillmore patrons felt cheated as the appetite for Lulu was never satisfied. They demanded a refund of part of their hard-earned kobos paid at the entrance.
Here, at EM, we strongly condemn the act by our celebrated music icon. We know he had a show in Lilongwe at or a day before this sorrowful day and as usual he delivered. We feel that the act is disrespectful and criminal in nature as he lacked honesty to MISA-Malawi. What was wrong in cancelling the Mzuzu show in time? Why fooling fellow grown up men and women of the newsroom?
EM also feels that the act is a signal that northern region does not ring a bell in Lulu’s head. Another disrespect to the people residing in the Green City and surrounding areas.
Such an act by an entertainer of his magnitude gives a wrong picture to up and coming artists on how they can be handling musical shows.
We feel it is high time he acted and behaved as a fully-functioning human being.
As it stands, Lulu anapala!!! He gave MISA –Malawi, and the people of Mzuzu a raw deal! .