Unscrupulous people are selling pirated copies of Grace Chinga’s yet to be released album, despite earlier assurances by the project’s producer that the songs are under control.
The late musician wanted to release the album in June this year.
She had however released a single titled N’dzaulura which continues to enjoy airplay on many radio stations.
But some thieves have stolen the yet to be released songs and are selling the CD at K500.
Reacting to the reports, musician Lucius Banda found it disheartening that Malawians are buying the pirated album just days after burying the musician.
“She left this album unreleased. She left three young children. We gathered in huge multitude claiming we loved her. Today someone is selling a pirated copy of the album, and we are buying it. Do we know what we want in life amalawi?” wrote Banda on Facebook.
Chinga died on Wednesday last week at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital after a short illness.
On Saturday, thousands of people attended her funeral at Robin’s Park in Blantyre and her burial on the same day at HHI Cemetery.