By: Bester Kayaye
Tributes are pouring in for one of Malawi’s long time gospel music icon George Mkandawire.
Reports reaching Zambuye.com indicates that Mkandawire died after a long illness in Lusaka Zambia where he was working.
Among the notable figures that have commented on Nthathwe hit maker’s departure include Mkhama Khwiliro who posted “Rest Well George Mkandawire Jnr..Yesu ndi Thanthwe Lako..till we meet again in God’s glory. You did your part. Rest brother” on his Facebook page.
And Chifundo Chikonga one of the artists who worked with Mkandawire, has expressed shock saying his death has left a huge gap in music industry.
While former member of Home Grown Africa, Classick has also paid his tribute saying the country has lost one of the pioneers of gospel music industry.
“We’ve another King. Grew up listening to this guy, rest in power george mkandawire. legend.” – Classick posted
Mkandawire rose to fame in Malawi’s gospel music arena with his hit song Nthathwe, and he has collaborated with many local artists through his career including the legend Lucius Banda.