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, Lilongwe and Blantyre busy during the celebration season.
Blantyre will have several shows, but the main one will be the Urban Music Party (UMP) festival that will bring together the cream of urban music in Malawi at Lucky Luciano in C.I. Lilongwe fans will be at Mungo Park with the Black Missionaries and Anthony Makondetsa apart from other shows at Zanzi, Chez Ntemba and Sheaffer ICA Marque.
There is no big show lined up for Mzuzu as of today. Only two urban music shows by the same group on July 5 and July 6 will take place at the Key Lounge and Mzuzu Boma Park respectively. The shows have been organised by Alenje Media Group in supporting the launch of Ghetto man story, a mix tape by budding musician Mandy P.
“Mzuzu continues to be shunned by artists and music shows organisers, and we have just decided to organise one for the city, to give the city fans some fun during the Independence season,” said Alenje Media group manager Aleke Mphasa.
The manager said they chose to support the artist because he is singing about independence.
“We support artists through promotion and organisation of music shows. We have chosen Mandy P this time because we are talking about independence and he has composed some songs that speak about independence such asNdilathu,” he said.
According to Mphasa, both shows will be graced by rhymist Mafunyeta, Nenkoman Chatsengera, Tissy Mike, Pinkey Paul, Binge, Blacka-Fella, K-Man, Gwamba, Don Dadas Alliance, Mabiringanya and Lady Pace. He said all the artists have confirmed their availability and rehearsals are underway.
Mandy P performs with Mabiringanya crew and is currently based in Mzuzu where he is doing his education at Mzuzu University.