C.O’s Solo drops November

Former Big Brother Africa representative Code Sangala’s (C.O) album Solo formerly scheduled for release in July 2013 will now be available on the market November. With a new single Kumadziore currently hitting the airwaves, the Kapirintiya member says he missed the July launch because of certain logistical reasons. “The album drops in November and fans…

Cultural Policy to be launched Feb

Clashing of arts and cultural festivals, the lack of funds and myriad of other problems that artists and event organisers face in the country will be a thing of the past after the implementation of the cultural policy. According to the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the much awaited launch of the Cultural Policy may…

Colourful gig sells condom use

A colourful free dance hosted at the College of Medicine (CoM) by United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) as part of its campaign to increase condom use among the youth in the country ended on a high note with patrons saying they have benefitted. Both Friday night and Saturday, patrons were donned in black T-shirts with…

MultiChoice, journalists discuss digital migration

Imagine one day while you are watching your favourite television programme, and suddenly the signal goes way down and you are unable to access any other television channel because you have not complied and the analogue switch-over to digital has happened. That will be a very unfortunate scenario that must be avoided. African governments have…

Piksy, Ndefeyo part ways

What was termed as a great relationship in the world of Malawi’s urban music, has changed after musician Piksy (Evance Zangazanga) opted to get out of his relationship with his managers Nde’feyo Entertainment. Both the artist and the management company confirmed the split in separate interviews. “Yes, I resigned. From yesterday [Sunday] I am a…

The local chapter of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood has launched a campaign to uplift the status of midwives in the country who are the primary caregivers in childbirth. Chairperson of the local board Lennie Adeline Kamwendo said that as Malawi’s maternal mortality rate stands at 675 women for every 100 000 live…

Rose Cynthia Maganga- Bizwick

Rose Cynthia Maganga—Bizwick always knew at the back of her mind that she would one day run her own business. With the training she received in university at the Polytechnic and Chancellor College, she is able to apply bits and pieces to her business and run one of the most successful clothing stores in Blantyre…

Denied maternal health care

When President Joyce Banda ascended to power in April 2012, she took a critical step and made the Safe Motherhood Programme a focus of her presidency in order to reduce Malawi’s high maternal mortality rates. In line with that policy, on August 7 2013 the President inaugurated a K125 million (about $312 500) Majete 1…

Malawian culture will be showcased during the coming Southern Africa Development Committee (Sadc) Summit soon to start in the capital Lilongwe. According to the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the head ministry in terms of entertainment for the summit, several traditional dances and choirs will perform during the summit to showcase the richness of Malawi’s…

Feza wrote love letter to Oneal

The 20th evicted Big Brother Africa The Chase housemate Feza has confirmed she wrote a love note to Oneal on the night of his eviction. Feza, who was crying after Oneal was evicted, wrote a quick note to the Botswana dude, and asked Elikem who was head of house to take the note into the diary room…

Sunbird takes on E-Wallet

After two false starts in the media, the E-Wallet talent competition is back with sponsorship from Sunbird Tourism Limited and will now be called Sunbird Search for a Star. Originally expected to be launched in Mzuzu in June and then shifted to July, Tuesday marked the launch of the new and changed talent search competition which takes…

Lost Salt play premiered in Blantyre

  Christian theatre group the Parables on Sunday afternoon premiered their play Lost Salt at the Blantyre Cultural Centre ampitheatre to an enthusiastic audience. It was evident that the audience enjoyed itself as they gave the nine-member cast a standing ovation at the end of the play and refused to move. The play, the third for the…

Arts council where art thou?

If you have seen the movie The First Grader then you will know what an Arts Council can bring to a country as CHEU MITA discovers. The film sponsored by the UK Film Council tells the true story of an old Kenyan man in his 80s  who wants to take advantage of the government’s new…

JB nominated for film award

President Joyce Banda has been nominated to receive a special recognition award at the African Film Development Foundation awards in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania on August 31. According to communication from the organisers, the award recognises the President’s contribution towards the development and advancement of the local entertainment industry. “Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda…

Parables to unveil new play

  Malawi’s Christian theatre group Parables will on Sunday premiere their third play, Lost Salt at the Blantyre Cultural Centre. According to the group’s director Bayana Chunga the play focuses on challenges Christians face at workplace. He said the play is a nine-cast member and uses humour, seriousness and practical theology to discuss controversial and yet pertinent issues in…

Mazombwe Zulu and MFW CEO get awards

Minister of Tourism and Culture Rachel Mazombwe Zulu and Malawi Fashion Week (MFW) chief executive officer Dawa Loga- Lemberger, are among the people that have been invited to attend this year’s Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) scheduled to take place from August 1 to 3. A letter sent to Mazombwe Zulu and Loga- Lemberger from…

Hope in sight for Cultural Policy

  A recent announcement by Malawi President Joyce Banda that Malawi will have its own Culture and Film Policy gives hope to artists in the country who seem to have been fighting the Cultural Policy battle for some time. Most artist meetings held in the country will allude to the fact that development in the arts…

Peace Anyiam Osigwe

It is hard to break into a male dominated field, but for Africa Film Academy (AFA) chief executive officer Peace Anyiam Osigwe, there is nothing alarming because of the environment she grew up in. As one of the most influential persons in the African film industry, she set up the Africa Film Academy (AFA), which…