Namadingo back with ‘Ya Symon’

Musician, Patience Namadingo drops his third album in October. The album has 15 tracks and its title is Ya Symon. So far, Namadingo has dropped Vinyo which will be followed by another single Ng’wi Ng’wi on September 2. “I have finalised 75 percent of my recordings for my third album. This will be a 15-track…

Fashion awards for infertility awareness

The Merck Foundation, an organisation whose objective is to address infertility issue in Africa, has launched fashion awards in Malawi. In partnership with the First Lady Gertrude Mutharika, the awards aspire to motivate fashion designers to think outside the box and break infertility stigma in the country. Merck Foundation chief executive officer (CEO) Dr. Rasha…

Magical hands on the decks!

When one talks of Disc Jockeys (DJ) in Malawi, the names Kenny Klips, Joy Nathu form part of the list. These two plus hordes of other DJs continue to demonstrate and increase the worth of this art. Little wonder that there are fans who not only idolise these DJs, but also draw motivation from them.…

Faith Mussa drops third album

Today is a big day for Afro soul musician Faith Mussa as he releases his third album and performs in South Africa. The album; Kalilima, will be released in United     Kingdom (UK) under the Beating Heart label, according to Mussa. “It will be on Spotify, iTunes, Deezer and Google play. We will share the…

Bring your dancing shoes – Kwesta

South African rapper, Kwesta has arrived in the country ahead of a performance at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe on Friday.  The show, dubbed the Winter White Party is a 35th anniversary celebration for Entertainers Promotions (EP).  In an interview upon arrival at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA), the award winning musician said he is…

Rock City closes down in Lilongwe

Months after opening and establishing itself as one of the venues for live entertainment, Rock City has closed down. Random spot-checks by The Nation established that the trendy pub has closed shop together with other entertainment joints in the capital city, including the New Centre Point. One of Rock City owners, Michael Jana said in…

Zathu’s fifth season launched

Zathu Pa Wailesi, a weekly drama series on Monday unveiled its fifth season which will, among others, see loyal fans being awarded different prizes. According to a statement released yesterday, listeners stand to win a grand prize of Zathu Band live performance at the listeners school or community ground. The statement adds that Zathu DJs…

Writing festival is on!

They say competition promotes quality.  This is the reason Story Ink Africa has organised a fiction story writing and telling festival in Lilongwe on September 1. This will be the first of its kind in Malawi. It will be all about the art of writing and narrating fiction. According to one of the firm’s founders…

Arts project combines photography, theatre

Local arts company, Migrant, is part of organisations from six African countries exploring different dimensions of combining visual and performing arts. Through a project called Staging Times, the design of the concept is to see pictures providing a source of inspiration for theatre artists in Malawi, South Africa, Kenya, Burundi, Mali and Burkina Faso. Migrant…

Namadingo to share stage with Temptations

Organisers of The Temptations show have announced that Patience Namadingo will be the local supporting act of the US group’s show scheduled for August 31. The organisers, Africa Global Travel and Tours, say the award-winning artist has been chosen because of his growing popularity. “We wanted someone who appeals to many people as well as…

Fashion expo takes a break

The Winter Ankara Fashion Expo (Wafe) will not take place this year due to what organisers term as “both internal and external factors”. The development means one of the three main fashion events in the country is off the calendar. Organisers of the event, The Creatives, say the event that since 2015 has been the…

Mpamire’s Malawi moments

Top Ugandan comedian Herbert Ssegujja, popularly known by his stage name Teacher Mpamire, was in the country for three shows in Mzuzu, Lilongwe and Blantyre. The comedian started his countrywide tour on Friday evening in the country’s northern city with an impressive performance at the Sunbird Mzuzu Hotel. On Saturday he performed at Lilongwe Hotel.…

Beauty is skin deep

It promises to be a beauty contest and a talent show with a difference. While the country has seen beauty contests over the years, it has never experienced one whose contestants and models are persons with albinism. For years, people with albinism have stayed in the sidelines. Watching as young people strut their stuff on…

The Lilongwe Jazz Festival (LJF) is back this year with a special platform for secondary schools and college bands that play jazz music set to take centre-stage. Organisers say three international performances are set for this year’s edition of the festival. Scheduled for August 30 and 31 at the Lilongwe Golf Club, the second version…

Malawi premiere of Lazarus documentary

After a successful premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, the documentary of Malawian musician, Lazarus Chigwandali will be screened in Lilongwe. On June 14 fans will experience the astonishing life of Chigwandali, a person with albinism, who is using his music and his story to stop the murder and mutilation of…

Malawian artists cherish Bushfire moments

 Malawian artists who performed at the MTN Bushfire Festival in e-Swatini, formerly Swaziland, over the weekend say they will live to cherish the moments they shared with fans. Kufewa Acrobatics, makers of the internationally acclaimed kung-fu movie Town Monger, together with slam poet and musician Menes le Plume represented Malawi at the festival that ran…

‘Working on Deep State was great’

  After an appearance in award-winning Hollywood film The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, local actress Lily Banda returns with a role in British espionage thriller, Deep State 2. Now Lily’s fans are watching her latest exploits through DStv Fox channel 131. In this interview with our reporter YVONNIE SUNDU (YS), Lily (LB) talks of…

Agide to tour SA

  Veteran musician Gidess Chalamanda is set to tour South Africa next month. Together with acoustic duo of Edgar ndi Davis, the octogenarian is scheduled to perform in Johannesburg during the first weekend of June.   In an interview on Monday, Davis Njobvu said the idea is to create a profile for the country while…

Lazarus wins Tribeca award in US

Musician Lazarus Chigwandali is one of the recipients of this year’s Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards (TDIA) which are part of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, United States. The award follows the successful screening of Lazarus’ documentary at the festival, according to producer Johan Hugo. “He has been recognised with a personal Disruptive Award…