ONE of the country's giant weavers of love songs Soldier Lucius Banda flew to Ireland on Tuesday where he is expected to perform at Miss Malawi Ireland Saturday at Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley in Dublin .
Before boarding Kenyan Airways at 1:45 at Lilongwe International Airport, Lucius told The Daily Times in a telephone interview that he was honoured to be invited in Ireland to perform at the occasion.
"The organisers are Malawians who have invited me to perform at the crowning of Miss Malawi Ireland. And I feel honoured because this symbolises the confidence they have in promoting local stuff including my music," said Banda.
Despite the fact that he will perform using CDs, Banda said he was set to dish out a lively performance that will leave a mark in Ireland.
"My invitation means that my fellow Malawians in Ireland have enthusiasm to celebrate Malawian culture in style there. So, I will try not to disappoint them, but to live up to their expectations," he said.
The legendary singer said he was amazed at how he was becoming a favourite artist at many beauty contests both on the local and international scene.
"I think I have become an artist of beauty contests because when I come back home I will also perform at Miss True African queen in Lilongwe. I am loving this because love makes this world a better place to be," he said.
'Tina,' and 'Zakukhosi' are some of the songs that Soldier will perform at Miss Malawi Ireland where he will share the stage with another local hip hop star Pop Dogg.
Pop Dogg, who is based there, has also been nominated for African Leadership Excellence Awards 2012 scheduled for September 8.
Miss Malawi Ireland 2012 is the first ever biggest event taking place in Ireland which has been organised to celebrate and maintain Malawian culture through beauty.