Multiple Stellar award winner and Grammy award nominee Da' T.R.U.T.H. on Sunday afternoon performed at College of Medicine Complex in Blantyre where he put up a grand performance which was mainly patronised by youths.
Typical of urban music in the country which is yet to attract the patronage of the elderly as many have associated the genre to the youths. But being a Christian rapper, the artist would probably have anticipated a change of mindset.
All the people who were in the hall were youths.
The youthful audience rapped and danced in appreciation as the US rapper showed the energy on stage and interacted well with the youths and using only a drummer, his performance was a marvel to watch and was a break from the usual stuff where foreign artists perform using a CD.
Da T.R.U.T.H, real name Emmanuel Lee Lambert Jr, sounded like a strange name when his two concerts in the country were announced but it turns that he is a well-known rapper and the audience on the day was not at all out of place as they moved with him in his music journey, singing along to most of the songs he performed.
At one point, he even sprinkled a hip hop version of the popular spiritual hit 'Awesome God' as the audience cheered him on and sang along.
Coming from his first performance in Lilongwe on Saturday, the US rapper performed for longer periods dishing out songs from his albums which include Moment of Truth, The Faith, Open Book &The Big Picture and in between his songs encouraged the audience to love one another just as Jesus Christ did.
The show started off with performances by local artists who included Nde'feyo Entertainment gospel act Madalitso Ngoleka, Lawi and David Kalilani.
After his performance, the US rapper also had a torrid time as the youths crowded him for autographs and photographs.
Da T.R.U.T.H said he was excited to perform in Malawi, describing its people as peaceful. According to one of the coordinators in the country Lusayo Mhango, the US rapper flew from Nigeria where he also had several shows.
"When he arrived here, he was surprised seeing how friendly people are here, the peace since he is coming from Nigeria. We had a great show in Lilongwe although not a bigger audience than here. We appreciate for the support and we will continue bringing out more artists," said Mhango.
He said before the US rapper leaves, he is also expected to meet teenagers in some schools to encourage them to shy away from alcohol abuse.
The US rapper has just released his sixth album Love, Hope, War,' and that following the release, he decided to tour Africa. Some of the countries that he is also expected to visit include Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa.
The Malawi concert was organised by 'I.D. Projects' a media and events management company based in Blantyre, Malawi. The company has also brought into the country hip hop artists like Lecrae, Flame, Trip Lee and Tedashii.