Drinks for men’s power

Driving along the M1 Road especially between Blantyre and Lilongwe, a stopover at Lizulu Market in Ntcheu is a must for many. This is a hive for different types of vegetables and other perishables that sell at low prizes. But for some, the bustling market is also a haven for aphrodisiacs. Just along the road…

A violinist with a dream

  Since time immemorial, string instruments have been associated with classical music. As a centuries old Western art form, the genre boasts of names such as Mozart, Bach and Beethoven, who are recognised regularly as among the most influential people of the past millennium. Of late, a new generation of classical musicians is emerging, performing…

German opera singer coming to Malawi

  German opera singer Gloria Rehm is set to perform at Bingu International Convention Centre (Bicc) on July 28. She will share the stage with Music Crossroads Academy (MCA) Model Choir and fast rising violinist, Lucent Shaba. Rehm, who is among the global stars in opera singing, comes to Malawi courtesy of a collaboration between…

Tay Grin celebrates awards with fans

Thousands of youths from Lilongwe on Sunday packed Masintha Ground in Lilongwe where hip-hop artist Tay Grin celebrated his recent success in Nyasa Music Awards. During the awards, the artist walked away with Best Male Artist and Best Music Video awards. Tay Grin, born Limbani Kalirani, said this called for a celebration through free music…

Faith mussa returns

In the early 2000s there used to be a family gospel singing group. The band was popular with a hymn Pokumbukira Mtandawo. It was called Mussa Family. But one main attraction to the music video that earned a permanent place on Television Malawi then was a young boy who used to play a guitar twice…

Namadingo to tour Europe

  Gospel artist Patience Namadingo will go on a tour of Europe next month where he is scheduled to perform in Germany, Switzerland, France and the United Kingdom. The first Europe tour for the award-winning artist will crisscross some of the top cities globally in about a month, he said in an interview. “Initially, we…

When voice and sound meet

A legend and one in the making. Two distinct voices were brought together under one roof to spread the word of God. This is the picturesque that characterised the Bingu International Conference Centre (Bicc) auditorium on Friday evening when Malawi’s award-winning gospel artist Faith Mussa and South Africa’s celebrated musician Benjamin Dube came face to face.…

Malawian artists secure  BBC opportunity

Malawi’s export standup comedian  Daliso Chaponda and Afro-pop musician Lawi have landed an opportunity with BBC radio that will see the  country’s talent being exposed to the international community, especially Europe. The comedian kicked off a new radio show, dubbed Citizen of Nowhere aired on BBC 4 with Lawi’s Timalira hit as the theme song.…

Injections stop injunctions

  Two social football matches organised in aid of Mangochi District Hospital (MDH), which was recently gutted by fire, have raised more than K1.5 million. The matches, which involved lawyers and doctors, were jointly organised by the Malawi Law Society (MLS) and the Society of Medical Doctors Malawi (SMDM) and were played in Lilongwe and…

Tionge Munthali crowned Miss Malawi 

Malawi has a new beauty queen. She is 24-year old Tionge Munthali. The banking and finance third year student at Malawi Assemblies of God University beat 14 other contestants to win the coveted crown at Bingu International Convention Centre (Bicc) on Saturday night. Tionge has walked away assorted prizes worth 7 million kwacha with a Nissan…

K7 million prizes for the new Miss Malawi

  Winner of the Miss Malawi 2018 finals this Saturday will walk away with prizes worth K7 million. The crowning event will take place at Bingu International Conventional Centre (Bicc) in Lilongwe. In an event that promises more glamour and surprises, 15 contestants will be battling out for the crown. Speaking during a press conference…

Miss Malawi contestants in camp

  Miss Malawi contestants have gone into camp in preparation for the Miss Malawi finals on Saturday, April 28. According to Miss Malawi organisers spokesperson Africanno Phiri, the girls entered camp to be drilled on cat-walking skills, general fitness and expectations of the office of Miss Malawi. “Today [Monday] we took the girls to the…

Amref launches health systems project

Amref Health Africa in Malawi has launched a project that seeks to improve health services delivery in the country. Through four strategic areas of improvement of community health services delivery, retention of healthcare workers, family planning services and healthcare governance, the project will target the national level and three districts of Mangochi, Ntchisi and Chitipa.…

Agribusiness network promotes smallholder farmers

  Africa Agribusiness Academy (AAA), an online business coaching platform, is running programmes that empower agro-based businesses to turn them into commercial trades. So far, 36 agribusinesses in Lilongwe and Blantyre are part of the system that has turned the fortunes of other smallholder farmers in East Africa, according to AAA. In an interview, AAA…

Lucius Banda disowns Chilima Facebook image

  Musician-cum-politician Lucius Banda has distanced himself from an image of himself carrying Vice-President Saulos Chilima currently trending on Facebook. The image, also called a meme, is a direct reference to remarks Finance, Economic Planning and Development Minister Goodall Gondwe made last week that the youth “babies” are not suitable to vie for the country’s…

Malawi’s hollywood set

Movie lovers are still twirling in the world magic that is Black Panther. The Wakanda forever fever is still settling in some parts of Africa and in some individuals. What is more exciting about the movie is not just the story, but also the painting of Africa in the positive light and the black cast…