Tiwonge Hango to perform at Khumbo’s wedding tomorrow

Mzuzu-based Afro-jazz artist Tiwonge Hango will tomorrow spice his brother Khumbo’s wedding with a live music performance. Khumbo is marrying Yvonne scheduled at Mzuzu Golf Club. The Thyola and Mkazi wa Chimudzi artist said being his only brother, he feels Khumbo’s wedding will be the best occasion to exhibit his first live performance this year. “Apart from…

Top City to use show proceeds for Miss Mzuzu

Barely three days after organising a successful entertainment event, Mzuzu-based entertainment firm Top City has rolled out plans to organise a Miss Mzuzu concert from the proceeds generated during the music show. Top City, which is managed by Paul Nyirenda, Augustine Chulunga and Mackson Jere, said the event will be self funded. The event will…

Paris Luwinga were on Saturday crowned champions of the Northern Region Pool League (NRPL) after beating Kashololo in the finals at Chenda Hotel in Mzuzu. Paris Luwinga won all six games in the early games to enable them to qualify for the semi-finals. In the final play-offs, Paris Luwinga lined  up against Ngomambo while Kashololo…

Lucius lights up Top City launch

Newly-established Mzuzu entertainment firm Top City has what it takes to change the texture of entertainment in the region going by their debut event during the weekend. Top City, which is managed by youthful Paul Nyirenda, Augustine Chulunga and Mackson Jere, displayed creative organisation during a Lucius Banda show. “The outfit did not disappoint. It…

Malawi chess team ranked 144 globally

Rankings released by world chess governing body, Fide, on Friday last week show that Malawi has moved up four places to 144 in the world and 22 in while Lesotho is at the bottom on position 164. The rankings, which are based on the average rating of top 10 players of a particular country, place…

Northern Region Premier League side Mzuzu University Football Club had a wonderful awakening on Friday when Pannar Seed Malawi Limited officially committed to be a full sponsor of the side. During the flowery occasion, marking the partnership, college students had a 10 kilometre parade to celebrate the team’s new lease of life. Professor Fred Msiska,…

Preserving Malawi’s culture through dance

The chilly condition that characterised the Agriculture Fair held at Enkozweni Primary School in Senior Chief Mpheremebe in Mzimba district did not bar pupils from invading the event. On this Friday morning, dozens of pupils of various ages absconded their classes and thronged to the event and danced dancing to various beats blaring from the…

Lucius Banda’s new album due November

Malawi’s top musician Lucius Banda, who is also Balaka North legislator for the United Democratic Front (UDF) and the party’s leader in Parliament, plans to release his 18th album in November. The musician, commonly known as ‘Soldier’, told The Nation that the album, titled Thank You, is being recorded in South Africa and at Tapps…

Northern Region Boxing Committee (NRBC) has organised a bout at Obrigado Leisure Park in Mzuzu that will see amateur boxers turning professional on Sunday. Among boxers targeted for promotion is 20-year-old Raston ‘Poison’ Kayira who will need to beat Malani Kayuni, 23, to attain the new rank. “Kayira who has fought 26 rounds to reach the…

While the South and the Centre are in week five of the ongoing K8 million FMB Under-20 League, the North is yet to roll out the league. Northern Region Youth Football Committee general secretary Mwabi Mwanza said the delay to start the league was due to failure by teams to bring players to the committee…

Chidale, Mukwenha, Yadav triumph in FMB and LFC golf

Blantyre-based golfers Paul Chidale and Margaret Mukwenha proved their supremacy in the FMB and Leasing and Finance Company (LFC) Three Course Annual Golf Bonanza Open Tournament in Blantyre. The event was conducted on Saturday at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) and also in Lilongwe and Mzuzu. Chidale had a handicap of four, scored 18 points front…

Malawi receives chess equipment

Malawi is among various countries that have received three tonnes worth of chess equipment from former world chess champion Garry Kasparov from Russia. Northern Region Chess committee chairperson Isaac Malunga said the donation includes chess books, sets, board, pieces and bill boards intended to be distributed to schools across the country. Malunga said the equipment,…

CDHIB in Hole-In-One Golf tourney

One hundred golfers have since Friday been battling for the K200 000 Hole-In-One prize in the CDH Investment Bank (CDHIB) Open Stroke Play Championship at Blantyre Sports Club. Winners will be announced this evening at a colourful ceremony. Despite the chilly weather, golfers from as far as Lilongwe, Nchalo, Zomba and Thyolo were already in…

Mwawi makes Malawi proud

Malawi’s netball export Mwawi Kumwenda is not only impressing fans in New Zealand, but also her teammates at Easio Tactix. The former Escom Sisters star was last Wednesday crowned the club’s 2014 Players’ Player of the Year and her teammates awarded her the Players’ Choice Award. In an interview with Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS), Mwawi…

One hundred golfers are expected to assemble today at Blantyre Sports Club for a two-day Continental Discount House Investment Bank (CDHIB) open stroke play championship. The competition committee member Charles Merrick said K200 000 is at stake to anyone who slots Hole-In-One in this tournament. “This will be an exciting championship; hence open to all…

Malawi earn medal in Anoca Games

The Malawi Olympic Team arrived on Tuesday from Gaborone, Botswana winning only a silver medal during the Association of National Olympic Committee of Africa (Anoca) Youth Championship Olympic games played in Gaborone between 22-31 May. The Malawi Team collected the single medal through Morocco-based player Chisomo Lumeta in lawn tennis after beating Nigerian player in…

Nginjale set to showcase farewell fight

Outspoken light welter-weight boxer Nginjale ‘Tough Ben’ Chitenje Wilson ‘Shasha’ Masamba in a farewell fight tttttttton July 5 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. Nginjale, 33, said he will dedicate the fight to his fans as a token of appreciation for their support throughout his career. He said he has organised the K1 million bout with…

Living with crocodiles

Emily Fologonya 10, lost her mother to a a crocodile attack last year. “Her mother was weeding in a maize field located a few metres away from the Shire River when she was attacked. I now also look after her two sisters Margaret, 7, and Chifundo, 4,” says Veronica Kampira, 59, Emily’s grandmother. Kampira, who…