Nepman set to release fourth album

  He is synonymous with collaborations. His distinct voice has featured in over 30 songs so far. Zembani Band artist Nepman is a household name. However, he plans to promote his name as a solo artist by launching a new album titled Kumpoto in the first quarter of the year. “I have not done collaborations…

Mutag to produce new movie

  Mzuzu University Theatre Arts Group (Mutag) has announced plans to produce a new movie in the first quarter of 2018. The movie, whose title has not yet been announced, is a follow up to another successful production Alufeyo written by Misheck Banda last year. Mutag director Misheck Mzumara told Nation Online that there is…

Do Ma Blacks glorify chamba?

Music is a powerful tool for social change. It is even more powerful when done by respected and celebrated musicians. In Malawi, the Black Missionaries Band is, arguably, the most famous band as it attracts huge patronage to its shows. But the band’s repeated reference to chamba smoking during their shows has made some patrons…

2017: Year film industry blossomed

The year 2017, saw two remarkable movies released in Malawi. Both movies were purely done and produced locally. The movies also featured lots of Malawian talent. They are the Road to Sun Rise by Shemu Joyah and The Town Monger by Kufewa Acrobatics. While Shemu Joyah’s movie touched on feminism, poverty and society expectations towards…

Jah Prayzah lives up to billing

What started as a flop due to heavy rains and delays in performances of local acts finished on a high note after a scintillating and captivating performance from visiting Zimbabwean artist Jah Prayzah. The show, which was billed to start at noon, only started at around 5 due to heavy rains which soaked the open…

The Malawi sun that shined in France

  Malawian artist Muhanya Pachanya who was invited to Toulouse in France by Association Bongo and Round Flat Records, says he has soared in his performance that he is now scheduled to tour Europe with his Afro-Street music. Association Bongo and Round Flat Records invites artists to France every year to interact and collaborated with…

Back to natural hair

They say your hair is your crown. Your hairstyle speaks a lot about you. African women have for ages made efforts to make their hair look like that of Caucasian women. At times they have resorted to wearing fake hair commonly known as weaves. Brazilian or Peruvian human hair tops the list of such extensions.…

World Miss University tomorrow

The 2017 Miss Malawi first princess Nthanda Manduwi captivated Malawians with her smile and confidence during this year’s Miss Malawi finals. She, however, missed the crown by a whisker and settled for the second best. But tomorrow might reverse her fortunes as Nthanda will be back on the runway, this time around battling it out…

Full band for Jah Prayzah 

  Jah Prayzah, Zimbabwe’s artist of the moment, is set to perform in Lilongwe and Blantyre on December 23 and Christmas Eve with a live band, organisers have said. The organisers of the show say the artist, popularly known as Musoja in Zimbabwe, will come with 11 members of his band as well as dancing…