George Mkandawire made a rare appearance at Women of Distinction Awards in Lilongwe about two weeks and now the fans want more of the artist.
After several months reflecting on his career and the new path to take, George has completed his fifth album Misonzi.
But it is perhaps his performance of 'Nyali' in Lilongwe that re-launched a career of a musician whose voice can be rivalled by few.
"When there is darkness, you fear as a human being that there will never be light again. But our Lord is merciful, the light that His mercies bring will show us the way," said George in an interview on Monday.
The musician came in the limelight in 2000 when he linked up with late Chuma Soko. Soko's contribution to the local music industry cannot be disputed. George, just like several other musicians, benefitted from Soko's expertise. In 2001 he released his first album Nthawi Yakwana.
"I praise God for connecting me to the people who influence my musical journey. Now, that I am coming back, it is the will of God," George said.
Born on January 1, 1976, the musician had his first music experience when he met Gift and Tiwonge Mhango. But it was perhaps 'Thanthwe' from his 2003 album Themba that erased any doubts about the young musician's talent. From being part of the story in early 2000, he became a headliner after the release of his second album.
"One thing that I have learnt as a man is to be strong. When it seems that there is no-one supporting you, God is always there. Let us thank God for the gift of life," said George.
His follow up album Ulendo in 2006 was a huge success building from the rave reviews and the sales of his Themba album.
George's music revolves around Christian themes that include miracles and salvation, guidance and mercy.
"I embraced the themes and this is the reason my music forms a complete story. The albums are just like chapters of a book, those chapters complete one big story that my music represents," he said.
His 2008 album Pemphero was recorded at J&D Records in Blantyre. A deviation from his usual touch, with noticeable influences of R&B, samba, jazz and traditional music, George never lost his touch when his first reggae album Pemphero was created.
Some of the songs in Pemphero are 'Mundikhululukire,' 'Palibe,' and 'Never Give Up.'
So why is Misonzi is a special album despite the musician tasting success with his previous albums?
"It is like engaging into another gear after my career almost came to a halt. I cannot imagine how many souls my music has blessed, having this opportunity to continue the journey is a blessing from God," said George.
It was just a matter of time perhaps, but George could not resist the calls any longer.
"It is wonderful to have that support, I am finally back," said George.'
The musician said his previous albums will soon be in the country's outlets.
"I receive calls from people asking for my previous albums, my music will now be available on the market," he said.