Mabedi gets nod on transplant

  Actor Eric Mabedi, who left the country over a week ago for medical attention in India, has been certified fit to undergo a kidney transplant at BLK Hospital. Mabedi, who arrived in India on November 8, said all procedures to enable him undergo the surgery have been done and what remains is for the…

Promoting local movies on DStv

MultiChoice Africa has this year introduced a new corporate social value initiative called MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF). It is aimed at developing emerging TV and film talent while simultaneously promoting the growth of local content production. Malawi is being represented by Chimwemwe Mkwezalamba and Jonathan Kapumba at this inaugural MTF alongside 18 other young men…

Chantelle’s big leap

  The life of any artist involves the fight to attain growth, improve your art and ensure that every day you are moving closer to attaining the realisation of your most prized dream. Some toil, day-in and day-out but that big payday remains far and elusive. The script is, however, proving to be different for…

Mizu Band survives accident

  Blantyre-based Mizu Band survived a road accident in the early hours of Tuesday at Phalula in Balaka on their way back from Lilongwe where they performed over the weekend. The accident happened when the driver of the minibus they were travelling in lost control of the vehicle and in the process failed to negotiate…

MultiChoice Malawi teams up with Joyah

  MultiChoice Malawi has announced a partnership with multi-award winning filmmaker Charles Shemu Joyah which will see the two working together in helping the latter screen his latest award-winning movie The Road To Sunrise. MultiChoice Malawi general manager Gus Banda announced the partnership yesterday during a meeting with local creatives and journalists in Blantyre. He…

Catholic University honours Fredokiss

  Catholic University (CU) on Saturday honoured Fredokiss as the most influential youth of his generation. The artist, who has enforced his reputation by engaging in several humanitarian work through his personal initiatives, was bestowed with the honour during the institution’s 2018 Cultural Festival held at the University’s campus in Nguludi, Chiradzulu. In an interview,…

Wendy, Lulu defiant

Almost 15 years ago a new song hit the airwaves. It was unique both in its production and the subject it was tackling. The self-styled ragga queen Wendy Harawa, in a rare collaboration hooked up with a then young Lulu who had shown promise in the art, but was still taking baby steps in the…

‘Africa is my second home’

Recently during the Sand Music Festival, Jamaican reggae artist Kenyatta Hill wowed fans when he performed for over three hours non-stop. He was part of a long list of artists who spiced up this year’s biggest music event at the Sunbird Livingstonia Beach in Salima.Our reporter BRIAN ITAI attended the event and had the opportunity…

Rediscovering mawanga

  Ten years is a long time to stay in the music circles without releasing an album. Anything beyond that has the potential to tempt people to speculate that you are finished and over the hill. Musician Peter Mawanga has found himself in that situation as he seeks to reclaim his spot on the Malawi…

Ethel announces triple album launch

  Gospel songbird Ethel Kamwendo-Banda has announced November 30 as the official date for the launch of her three albums at an event to take place at Sunbird Mount Soche in Blantyre. The Blantyre show will be followed by two more shows, with the second taking place on December 7 at Bingu International Convention Centre…

Celebration of beauty, disability and size

  Malawi will for the first time participate in the Miss Curvy Ultimate, a continental beauty pageant which seeks to celebrate beauty and size of women, including those with disabilities. Apart from targeting curvy models (plus-size) with a waist size from 32-44, the competition will also involve para-models (models who have various disabilities such as…

Eric Mabedi leaves Wednesday for India

  Finally government has given Eric Mabedi air tickets to travel to India for a kidney transplant surgery. On Friday, Mabedi had a meeting with Ministry of Health officials, including principal secretary Dr Dan Namarika, director of clinical services Dr Chithope Mwale and chief of health services Dr Charles Mwansambo at Capital Hill in Lilongwe…

The return of the festival of ‘hope’

The Tumaini Arts Festival returns this weekend at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa. The event aims at promoting unity among people from diverse backgrounds. Our Arts Editor EDITH GONDWE caught up with the event founder Menes La Plume for details. Q : Tumaini Festival is on this weekend. Is everything set for the festival? A…

2018 sand music festival inside out

The 2018 edition of the Sand Music Festival (SMF) came and went.  We can now only reflect on the experience and feeling it brought while looking forward to the future. Apart from looking forward to performances of both international and local artists, focus was also on the gains of the event if any. In its…

Mothers celebrate day with gospel music, awards

  As part of celebrating Mother’s Day, Magic Promotions has awarded some influential women who have made notable achievements in different categories. The awards took place at Sheaffer ICA Marque in Lilongwe on October 15 2018 where musicians such as Maggie Mangani, Princess Chitsulo, Evance Meleka, Walusungu Kishombe and Andy Seko performed. Mulanje West legislator…

Bad weather disrupts Major Lazer LoS do

  What was anticipated to be the biggest moment of the three-day Lake of Stars (LoS) festival was nearly spoilt by heavy winds, initially casting the performance of main headliner Major Lazer in doubt. The festival started on a promising note on Friday as artists dug deep to produce good performances to justify their inclusion…

  Kenyan Afro-pop band Sauti Sol capped their appearance at the just ended Lake of Stars (LoS) Festival in Salima with an impressive performance that almost equaled the high expectations patrons had placed on them. So many performances were lined up for the annual three-day international festival, but ultimately what kept the firmly-fixed waiting on…