Promoting local talent

The Blantyre Arts Festival (BAF) made a comeback after a year’s break. The festival, which celebrates various forms of art, for the first time only concentrated on local talent. However, the festival was marred by a number of irregularities such as poor stage for the music event to poor patronage. Our Entertainment Editor EDITH GONDWE…

All set for Chanco social weekend

  After spending hours in the library and in classes, it is now time for Chancellor College (Chanco) students to relax from the rigours of academic life through a social weekend at the institution’s campus. The event this year has been sponsored by the newly established Zomba—based leisure centre- Vogue Lounge. The social weekend is…

Ghetto King shines at Masintha ground

  Hip hop star Fredokiss, real name Penjani Kalua, on Saturday held a successful free show at Masintha ground in Lilongwe. Masintha ground, which is known for hosting political rallies, was filled to capacity as people of all walks of life came to see the youthful rapper, better known as Ghetto King. and his team…

From China with lessons

Mixed feelings engulfed my mind when Nation Publications Limited (NPL) nominated me to join a group of journalists travelling to China for a week-long visit. Excitement pulled me one side, anxiety the other. The idea of leaving my year-old daughter left me very anxious. Again, the question of food—coming from a background where popular belief…

Sunbird Capital in special ladies’ treat

As Malawi celebrates mothers in a special way over the weekend one of the country’s hospitality stables Sunbird Tourism Plc has organised a  special treat for ladies at Capital Hotel in Lilongwe tonight. According to group sales and marketing manager Levie Nkunika, the event has been dubbed as ‘A special night for special ladies’. Major…

Baf 2017 aims to promote local talent

All is set for the Blantyre Arts Festival 2017 which is giving a platform to local artists and promoting local appreciation of home grown talent. BAF public relations officer Luckier Chikopa told On The Arts that this year’s festival is receiving positive responses due to its uniqueness of promoting local talent. She said with support…

Sound, Light and fun in Salima

  It was all sound, light and fun over the weekend at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach in Salima when various artists performed to a fair crowd in a concert dubbed The Sound and Light Concert. Organisers of the concert, Entertainers Promotions, said the concert went according to plan and even exceeded their expectations in terms of…

The making of the great angels choir

  They are probably the biggest musical group in the country at the moment. They manage to hold sell-out shows in many places they go to. Their songs are a familiar tune to many, and they enjoy massive airplay on the country’s radio stations. Besides, they manage to sell their music through CDs while the…

Miss Malawi search is on

Media giants Nation Publications Limited (NPL) and Zodiak Broadcasting station (ZBS) last year took over The Miss Malawi Beauty Pegeant after it stopped for a number of years. Cecilia Khofi was crowned the country’s beauty queen for 2017. Now six months later the organisers are on the road, scouting for the next beauty queen for…

For guitar’s sake

Jazz export Eric Paliani will tomorrow give a pep talk to upcoming guitarists in Lilongwe on how to play the instrument that has made him a go-to artist in South Africa. He will give inspirational titbits during The Guitar Talk at 1Five Entertainment in Area 15. Paliani will also perform live to spice the event…

Selling Malawian music abroad

One of Malawi’s best music exports Street Rat, real name David Luhanga has just established a band in Scotland where he now stays. With his new band, he plans to tour Europe and make a name for himself while selling Malawi music in general. In this interview, which starts with his background in music, our…

Artist managers: to have or not to have

When gospel artist Patience Namadingo came onto the music scene a few years ago, Malawians could not help but appreciate his vocal talent. His silky voice and captivating lyrics got everyone’s attention. But inside, the young man was suffering. He was juggling too many roles. He was writing his songs, arranging for studio time, imaging…

Local model set to shine at continental stage

24-year-old Madalo Mkuwu is set to carry the Malawi flag and advance her modelling career when she takes part in the Global super model competition set to take place in October in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Global super model series is an agency that uses modelling to raise awareness about cancer. In an interview with The…