Stage envoy

  He only left Malawi to study Biology in Turkey, but John Nyambi has also been building a varied resume in the Turkish entertainment industry. After finishing in the semis of the Turkey Got Talent show in 2013, he got a deal to star alongside Turkish feted theater actor, broadcaster and singer Serhat Kılıç in…

Gwamba launched unfinished album

  Award-winning hip-hop artist Gwamba opened up in an interview with Nyasa Showbiz to admit he launched an incomplete album last month. Gwamba “launched” the album on November 22, but no CD was sold or seen at the Lilongwe Golf Club to certify the Chako Si Changa project release. With two weeks gone, the album…

MUSIC WITH A HEART

Fredokiss is one of the few hip-hop acts that have been making calculative moves in their music careers on the local scene. He is one artist who has not been frequently putting out new material, but with purpose. The artist, born Penjani Kalua, has always created music that has constantly been appealing. Think of Malamulo…

Mada Ngoleka cuts Xmas song

Soulful gospel singer Mada Ngoleka has collaborated with the 2014 Sunbird Search for a Star (SSS) winner MacLuther Mambala for a Christmas song Emmanuelreleased yesterday. The track, produced by Dumisani Mfune, who is also a SSS judge, sees Mada playing the role of Mary and MacLuther plays Joseph. The two youthful musicians craft lyrics that celebrate…

Natasha dreams of being UN Goodwill Ambassador

Malawi’s ex-Big Brother Africa (BBA) housemate, Natasha Tonthola, has revealled her ambition of becoming a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations (UN). The Lilongwe-based businessperson, who is also a child and women’s rights activist, made her dreams known during an interview with The Nation earlier this week. “I would love to become a UN Goodwill Ambassador for…

Likoma Festival shifted to April

Organisers of the Likoma Festival have changed the dates of the event, which takes place at Likoma Island, from August to Easter holidays in April. This was disclosed in an interview with the new festival organising chairperson, Thoko Kamangira, who also revealed that the carnival had changed its name from Likoma Summer Festival (li-SURF) to…

Idris is the ultimate Hotshot

The Big Brother Africa season nine, tagged Hotshots, ended on Sunday with Idris from Tanzania emerging winner of the $300 000 (about K156 million) prize. Eight housemates—Malawi’s Sipe, Nhlanhla, Mackey 2, JJ, Idris, Mam’bea, Butterphly and Tayo—of 26 remained after 63 days. They were evicted in this order: Butterphly and Mam’bea, JJ and Sipe, Nhlanhla…

Tay Grin eyes more local collabos

Malawian rapper Tay Grin has expressed his interest to work with different artists in the country to help push Malawi’s music on the international scene. Tay Grin, who just won a Beffta Award as the ‘Best International African Act’, said this in an interview with BBC Radio Northampton in the UK on Sunday.   “Malawi…

One for Malawi

Tay Grin last week hoisted the Malawi flag when he won the Best International African Act at the 2014 Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts (Beffta) Awards. The awards, which honour and celebrate talented personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts, took place in London, UK. Tay Grin was competing for two spots…

Tay Grin scoops Beffta Award

Malawi’s hip-hop artist Tay Grin on Saturday night bagged the Best International African Act at the 2014 Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts (Beffta) Awards. The awards, which honour and celebrate talented personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts, took place in London, UK. Tay Grin was nominated for Best International African Act…