Malawi is fast heading towards the accolade of â€˜Africaâ€™s biggest attraction.â€™
The world is â€˜suddenlyâ€™ falling in love with us.
Nigeriaâ€™s President Goodluck Jonathan was here inside the week and he loved our cassava, emphasising on how it would make the grade on the world market.
I do not really know whether the world out there loves cassava raw like we do in our villages, spurred by beliefs that these manioc roots can turn an otherwise falling conjugal wave back in our favour.
Some two weeks ago, Tony Blair and Hillary Clinton were here too. They might not have fallen for the cassava–or if they did, it was not as loud as a Nigerian would say it.Â
But for sure, our country is sumptuously endowed with beautiful people, rare natural resources and uchembere wabwino.Â
The world out there is taking turns to visit Malawi. It is now Zaharaâ€™s turn to come and amaze and be amazed!
She is a fantastic talent and her show must go down as one of the biggest happenings on the countryâ€™s showbiz scene, ever.
She sings with a passion. She has fine mental energy that gets her on top of her game.
Her arresting lyrics, especially Loliwe, have driven workmate Garry Chirwa mad to an extent he is pushing forms for a holiday so he can practice Zaharaâ€™s songs in case he gets a chance to share the stage with her.Â
Watch Garry enjoy Zaharaâ€™s lines; he gets too drunk on the song it must be banned from our newsroom or he will be fired for boozing on duty!
Zahara is an example of Africaâ€™s fabulous talents. Her recent allure with which she has grabbed the international scene by the scruff of its neck can only match our cassavaâ€™s.
I have always believed artists are a rare breed, blessed with a unique talent to look at things from a more sober perspective.
This is why an artist will analyse things we take for granted and point out areas that need special attention.
Artists are creators, carving their own niches within which they weave their minds towards some goals.Â
Elsewhere, artists are recognised as think-tanks, dissecting matters of national interest, and their word is accorded honour and respect.
I hope our musicians will use Zaharaâ€™s show as a learning ground, knowing itâ€™s all possible to shoot that high and earn borderless recognition.