Pomp at Women’s Anthology launch

  Jacaranda Cultural Centre (JCC) was on Saturday afternoon gripped with pomp and excitement when Malawi Writers Union (Mawu) launched a Women’s Anthology book titled A Grafted Tree and Other Stories as well as awarding the 2017/18 National Literary Awards (Nala) winners. Norwegian Deputy Ambassador Bjarne Garden who graced the event, said the two events…

Politics take centre stage in Chisiza’s play

  Current wave of politics in which former first lady Callista Mutharika initiated calls for youthful leadership took centre stage on Friday evening at HS Winehouse when Thlupego Chisiza and his Lions Arts Theatre staged a play titled What Lies Ahead. The six-member cast exhibited talent in abundance throughout the performance. Using English and Chichewa…

Fredokiss in new project

  After cementing his stand in society as a youth activist through music, hip hop artist Fredokiss has embarked on a project to produce a documentary on the impact of music on society, especially the youth. In an interview, Fredokiss, real name Penjani Kalua, said he decided to produce a documentary titled Music As a…

We are ready—Miss Malawi organisers

  Organisers of Miss Malawi beauty pageant say everything is set for the ceremony to choose and crown the country’s beauty queen. Spokesperson for the organising committee Africanno Phiri said the date of April 28 is confirmed, venue and outfits are in place and that the major prize for the winning queen is a car,…

Nyaradzai Chitheka music kicks off

  All is set for Chitheka Family gospel group vocalist Nyaradzai Chitheka-Dube to launch her solo project with 40 aspirants expected to be auditioned for her music ministry, Nyasa Praise Music. The auditions are set to be held on Saturday at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe before a panel of judges comprising renowned musicians from 1pm.…

Lawi finds love on stage

After delivering a classic performance at Comesa hall in Blantyre on Easter Monday Musician Lawi, real name Francis Phiri, spiced up the occasion by engaging long-time partner Chantelle Phiri. In the midst of his performance the Amaona kuchedwa star briefly stopped singing to give out what many patrons initially thought was a normal stage talk.…

Rubadiri’s  poetry genius

  A story is told of Professor David Rubadiri’s first lectures at Makerere University in Uganda where he had a class of 200 students. He felt overwhelmed by the huge numbers only to realise during examinations time that 170 students only attended his lectures to admire his poetry prowess. Such is his legacy that Pen Malawi…

Children impress during arts exhibition

  Children from different backgrounds on Monday night impressed with their arts exhibition held at Jacaranda Cultural Centre (JCC) in Blantyre. Informed by their experiences in life, the young people aged between 10 and 18 displayed their products which ranged from animal to human impressions. St Andrews International High Schools organised the exhibition although students…

Children impress during arts exhibition

  Children from various backgrounds on Monday night impressed with their arts exhibition which was held at Jacaranda Cultural Centre (JCC) in Blantyre. Informed by their experiences in life, the young people ranging from the ages of 10 to 18 displayed their products which ranged from animal impressions to humans. The exhibition was organized by…

This week, parents of the hardworking and chosen few students were celebrating the selection of their children and wards to various public universities and their constituent colleges. I know a lot of students, who despite deserving to get picked, did not because of lack of space. This period, my fellow parents, is a trying one…

Support female poets—Pen Malawi

  Malawi today joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Poetry Day (WPD)amid calls to support female poets. Pen Malawi president Alfred Msadala said poetry development in the country is slow, especially among women despite many of them being talented and skilled. “Women are talented. When one listens to what comes out of…

Pen Malawi honours Professor David Rubadiri

Pen Malawi, through its female poets, has honoured Professor David Rudabiri with an excellence award for his contribution towards the promotion of poetry in Africa. The ceremony to honour the retired literature professor took place at Protea Ryalls in Blantyre on Sunday night. Speaking during the ceremony, Pen Malawi president Alfred Msadala said the award…

Art strokes of a clinician

He was trained as a clinical officer. At least, Kas Mdoka’s learned the art of transforming the sick on their sickbeds to attain bubbling and beautiful health. Yet, Mdoka, had an innate calling that was goading him towards a seemingly different route. And this is the road he took. He repudiated stethoscopes and syringes to…

Easter bash for Mangochi

  Gospel artists have teamed up to deliver a special Easter bash to Mangochi residents this year. Soundmax Technologies, which is a network of gospel artists, has organised the show. Marketing executive for the network, Shupo Sibande, said they will host the show in the lakeshore district as part of their drive to encourage residents…

Sangie, Robert Chiwamba win award

Artists Sangie, real name Angel Mbekeani, and Robert Chiwamba have received international recognition for their song Ngwazi Zazikazi (Champion). The award, which has been awarded by United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), is for the communication category as the best music video against gender stereotypes. According to information on en.unesco.org, Ngwazi Zazikazi music…