Rock City to host Lulu tomorrow

Fun lovers in Lilongwe are set to experience something new thanks to a show R ‘n’ B artist Lulu and Mathumela Band will hold at Rock City. In an interview, Lulu, real name Lawrence Khwisa, confirmed the show, saying music lovers in the city should expect to see another side of him. “Mathumela Band and…

New entertainment place in LL

Lilongwe has a new entertainment and arts centre. It is called Rock City. Situated at Corporate Mall along Chilambula Road between Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services (DRTSS) offices and DMI. It opened its doors on December 22, 2018 with live music performances. Our Arts Editor EDITH GONDWE engaged one of the owners of…

‘I am running to inspire’

On Sunday, December 23, artist Fredokiss, real name Penjani Kalua, announced his intention to contest as a Member of Parlianment (MP) for Blantyre City South Constituency. The artist, who is popular among the youth, made the announcement when he also launched his K1 million football trophy in Blantyre. Our Arts Editor EDITH GONDWE engaged the…

2018: ma blacks delivered ‘kuimba’ 11

The year ending on  December 31  proved yet again that the Black Missionaries Band is arguably Malawi’s biggest reggae outfit. From the time it was founded, the band has consistently dished out music that puts them apart from all the pretenders. The reggae band has survived the test of time even when the band lost…

Tay Grin strengthens  base, joins politics

This year will be memorable in the life of hip hop artist Tay Grin. It was in 2018  he held three larger-than-life free shows in all the three major cities of Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu. It was also the year he finally came out of his cocoon to announce his decision to join mainstream politics.…

Tafiska’s trilogy

When you talk of Malawian writers, the names Walije Gondwe, Sam Mpasu, Edison Mpina, Jolly Max Ntaba and Jack Mapanje cannot be omitted. Recently, a number of budding writers have emerged, giving hope to Malawi literary work while some acts face the risk of disappearing into oblivion. Joining the list of budding writers is one…

Sharing knowledge through books

South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri has written six books. He initially launched the books at his base in South Africa and now he is bringing the books to Malawi. The launch will take place at Crossroads Hotel in Blantyre on December 18. Our Arts Editor EDITH GONDWE engaged Bushiri’s spokesperson Ephraim Nyondo for details…

Suffix to release new single

Fresh from the success of his latest album Before I Sleep, gospel hip-hop artist Suffix says he will release one more single before the year ends. In an interview, Suffix said he decided to do one more songfor his fans as a thank you for their support in 2018. “I have had a dope fan…

Kelvin sings’ evolution

  The year 2018 has been a memorable one for R ‘n’ B artist Kelvin Sings. But the road to success has not been easy for the youthful artist who was once accused of trying to sound like established artist Bucci. However, as time went by, Kelvin Sings proved he had a talent to offer…

Bringing a variety of entertainment

There is a new place in town that promises to be a hub of various entertainment and arts activities. It is called 20 Four 7 Entertainment Centre at Kameza in Blantyre. This evening, the place will be hosting a music show by the Wailing Brothers. Our Arts Editor EDITH GONDWE caught up with the manager…

Faith Mussa cherishes tour

  Musician Faith Mussa says he got more experience from the just-ended Scandinavian tour organised by Ujeni Records that took him to Norway and Denmark. In an interview on his return, Mussa, who has been on tour for the past three weeks, said the trip gave him a lifetime opportunity as an artist which, among…

Pencil, paper, art!

  When I received an email from an up-and-coming visual artist, I almost dismissed him. The idea of an artist reaching out to the Arts Desk in such a manner sounded too eager to put it mildly. But I had to see if the artist has any potential. When I finally reached out to him…

Videographer initiates Reggae Video Project

  A Ndirande-based videographer has initiated a filming project that will culminate into a 12-track DVD reggae album comprising some of the country’s reggae bands and artists. The video producer William Chidoola, who is a renowned videographer, said in an interview he has already filmed half of the artists to feature on the video album.…

Using art to promote governance

While a majority of artists in the country who have produced political songs have chosen to side with a particular political party, hip-hop artist Phyzix, real name Noel Chikoleka has chosen a different route. He has produced a political song pointing out the challenges Malawians face while encouraging the masses to take advantage of the…

Mussa impresses in first performance

Artist Faith Mussa, who is fast becoming one of Malawi’s best musicians, Tuesday night impressed during his first appearance of his Scandinavian tour at the International Anti-Corruption Conference (Iacc). He performed his new track Don’t Run Away which attracted the support of former World Bank vice-president Peter Eigen, who is also the founder and chairperson…

I want to reconnect with Malawians

Malawian hip-hop artist Aemo is not a common name locally. This is because he has largely been based in South Africa. Recently, he made headlines after he became the latest artist to be signed under the world renowned Universal Music Group which manages artists from around the world. Our Arts Editor EDITH GONDWE caught up…

Faith Mussa ready for Scandinavian tour

  Gospel artist Faith Mussa says he is ready to impress during his Scandinavian tour that has been arranged by Ujeni Records. In an interview, Mussa said the tour of Europe will be a continuation of his UK tour a few weeks ago. “I am attending several festivals and reputable conferences starting with the International…