Mlangeni reverts to music vending

Lilongwe based gospel musician Peter Uyu Mlangeni has said he is resuming selling his music through vending, months after being arrested for vending in the streets of Lilongwe without permission. Mlangeni whose two previous albums, Wandikweza Yahwe and Ambuye Ndiwabwino were hit hard by piracy to the extent of sinking the money he invested to produce the albums, said…

End of Fatima’s chase

Malawi’s Big Brother Africa (BBA) The Chase representative Fatima Nkata said goodbye to the corridors of the Ruby house on Sunday after failing to survive her first nomination. The 31-year-old was evicted alongside fellow Ruby housemate Hakeem of Zimbabwe. It was clear since nomination period on Monday that Fatima’s time in the house was running…

3rd Eye releases five singles

Blantyre based hip hop artist Mandela Mwanza also known as Third Eye will on Independence Day release five singles on www.malawi-music.com for free download to social media users as an appreciation to heroes who fought for independence. In a Facebook interview on Wednesday afternoon, Third Eye said the singles up for release are Umsindo which features Swaziland’s Mpumi Dhlamini and Zeus, Walk…

Nanzikambe’s The Messenger returns

Nanzikambe Arts will on Saturday (Independence Day) perform their popular play The Messenger at the Nanzikambe Arts Café in Naperi, Blantyre In an interview Tuesday, Nanzikambe projects officer Misheck Mzumara said the play is back by public demand. “Our rehearsals for the play have been good and we are set to perform. We have also…

Independence phungwe at Motel paradise

Blantyre fans will kick off this year’s Independence Day celebrations with an all night music show scheduled for Motel Paradise this Friday. Dubbed a Phungwe Music Show, the night brings together the country’s cream of secular music: Skeffa Chimoto, Black Missionaries, Anthony Makondetsa, Police Orchestra and Soldier Lucius Banda who has just returned from a…

International Comedy Day passes in silence

  Can Malawi’s comedians stand up and get counted? Well maybe and maybe not. The International Comedy Day July 1 passed as a silent joke, the greatest being that the artists in the sector, comedians, did not know about commemoration of the day. “I am not aware of the International Comedy Day. When was it?”…

Mibawa hosts urban artists

It was a night of fun and serious dancing at the Mibawa Café on Saturday night, when the venue hosted various urban musicians. Bucci, Mibawa Band, Kapirintiya, Maziko Band and Armstrong shared the stage back to back with non-stop performances that took the patrons to the wee hours of Sunday. Fresh from a Saturday live performance at the same venue,…

OC Cosmetics launched

  US based Omega Nankhuni on Sunday afternoon launched her OC Cosmetics at the Protea Ryalls hotel in Blantyre. The launch attracted many women who were introduced to the products through make-up lessons which taught them how to use the cosmetics on different clients. Nankhuni said, her cosmetics are excellent, but said perfect results can only be…

Kwa Haraba: Birth of an arts shop

An artist’s mind is a thing of beauty. And so is the handiwork borne from an artist’s mind. When you step into Kwa Haraba Art Shop, it is like entering the mind of a traditional, other worldly and artistic genius. And we all know, the line between genius and insanity is threadbare. Our Correspondent ROGERS…

One show for Mzuzu on Independence Day

With just over a week to go before the Independence Day, fun starved Mzuzu City is still missing out on many entertainment programmes being released by popular artists to decorate the day’s celebrations with live performances. Popular comedians, musicians and dramatists have lined up several shows on the day that will keep the country’s main cities,…

African boutique comes to town

It is no secret that Malawians have some of the most beautiful skin tones around, but matching a foundation to those varied shades of brown, is not always the easiest task. This has been a concern for US based Malawian Omega Nankhuni. She took her time to produce cosmetics suitable for Malawian skins and she…

Artists in the country have been asked to play a positive role in sensitising the public on the forthcoming tripartite elections through artworks with messages that inform, educate and shape positively the mind of the public on the elections. Electoral Commission (EC) commissioner, Gloria Chingota made the call yesterday morning at Dika Hotel in Chirimba…

Police in Blantyre have arrested Ernest Chirambo on allegations that he released teargas that caused confusion at the Malawi vs Zambia music show at Robins Park in Blantyre on Friday night last week. National police spokesperson Rhoda Manjolo confirmed Chirambo is in police custody at Soche Police station. “I can confirm that Chirambo has been arrested on…

Writing: Agame for the few?

Writing is regarded a weapon for stocking information for future generations. Malawi has a lot of untold stories, but few people are writers. Our Reporter ALBERT SHARRA explores why writing remains a game of the few. With just a Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) certificate, Karonga based budding writer Pius Nyondo announced that he…

Dance for A dime?

Dance is prominent in Malawian culture, but can one consider it a career? Our Reporter ALBERT SHARRA explores. There is one thing that stands out with Zembani Band when it comes to stage performance—the dancers mesmerise the audience. However, the stunning story about dancing for a music band rests in one of Zembani Band’s dancer,…