In a first, the brains behind Mulhako wa Ahlomwe yesterday recognised four artists who have excelled in various disciplines.
During the annual cultural festival graced by President Peter Mutharika, the tribal group honoured outstanding Lhomwe artists, including departed musicians Michael Yekha (real name Michael Mukhito Phiri), Allan Namoko and Saleta Phiri.
Also honoured were Izeki ndi Jakobo comedians—the late John Nyanga and remnant Eric Mabedi.
The fallen artists, represented by family members, were presented with miniatures.
Mabedi was the only living award-winner. He also received a gong for his deceased friend Nyanga.