Patience Namadingo eyes advertising

Artist Patience Namadingo plans to set up an  advertising agency where he can help others market their products and services. Namadingo, whose Facebook page has over 28 000 followers, has been using his page to advertise and market his products and services as well as those of others. He said that using social media, he…

Dance, fashion and fun at Zokonda Amayi Macheza

  Dance, fun, fashion and laughter characterised this year’s annual Zokonda Amayi celebration on Friday night at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre. Women who patronised the event danced, networked and dined with First Lady Gertrude Mutharika who is also the patron of Zokonda Amayi Macheza group. The taxpayer-funded Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) initiative is an offspring…

Paliani and his guitar

  From time immemorial, the humankind has heard and witnessed exceptional and agile guitarists making the guitar talk, cry and sing.  In all such display, it is not common that players of instruments would melt into their instrument and become one. And yet, this is the valuable experience that Erik Paliani, Malawi’s Afro Jazz maestro…

Production for William Kamkwamba’s movie starts

  Staff WriterProduction of a movie about Malawi’s William Kamkwamba, a young man who invented electricity using a windmill, has started. According to HollywoodReporter.com, the movie, which is an adaptation of the book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, co-authored by Kamkwamba will depict the journey that Kamkwamba travelled as he worked around producing electricity…

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…

Tumaini Festival: Cultural diversity, hope

Tumaini is a Swahili word meaning ‘Our hope’. And it is hope that the Tumaini Festival seeks to inspire when it is held annually at the Dzeleka Refugee Camp in Dowa. This year, it takes place on November 4. The festival, founded some four years ago, presents a unique opportunity to support an innovative, cultural…

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…

Glitz, glamour of Sound and Light Concert

Afair crowd thronged the beaches of Sunbird Livingstonia Beach Hotel to attend the Sound and Light Concert which proved to be a satisfying entertainment package for the patrons. The concert was held from the September 29 to 30 in Salima. A cross section of fans interviewed during the event expressed satisfaction at the way the…

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…