Tendai Tambala crowned Miss MCA

Tendai Tambala has been crowned Miss MCA in pageant last weekend, beating out 5 other contestants.

Lusubilo Mwaungulu who is studying IMIS, and Maggie Maonga who is studying CIPs were the runners-up during Saturday’s competition at held at Amazon (formerly Zanzi) in Lilongwe.

Tendai Tambala currently studying higher diploma in business management, said the contests leading to Miss MCA were the first she’d participated in and as Miss MCA she plans on working with the college’s student union to encourage her fellow students to work hard in their studies and that she will work on keeping the campus beautiful and clean.

One of the organizers Ruth Chomboto, who is the student union’s secretary said the attendance and participation at the event was overwhelming and she would like to thank everybody that helped to make the event a success. The event was organized alongside Omar Sumani and Lucky Nkosi who are the entertainment directors at the institution.

The students who were competing at the event where trained by model one of Lilongwe’s top models, Sarah Chiundiza. The trainer however appealed that when people are modelling, they need to improve their confidence and take part in such events because it can bring about a lot of great opportunities for them.

The event was proudly sponsored by Malawi’s leading mobile phone provider, Airtel Malawi was spiced up by performances from Janta, Malceba, Krazie-G, Emm Q and LI from Pittie boys.

See photos from the event:

Photo credits: TOYA photography

Janta performing at the event
Janta performing at the event
King Chambieco was also in attendance
King Chambieco was also in attendance
Krazie-G doing his set
Krazie-G doing his set
Martse was also at the show
Martse was also at the show
Brothers Emm Q and LI performing
Brothers Emm Q and LI performing
Macelba & Award-winner Bingolingo posing with fans at the event
Macelba & Award-winner Bingolingo posing with fans at the event

MCA 1 MCA 2 MCA 3 MCA 4 MCA 5 MCA 6 MCA 7 MCA 8 MCA 9 MCA 10 MCA 11 MCA 12 MCA 13 MCA 14 MCA 15 MCA 16 Hightlights The winner of Miss MCA -Tendai

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Maskal Live at Mibawa Cafe: Heroes Tonight

This is a special “HEROES NIGHT” concert to celebrate Malawi’s martyrs as the country commemorates Martyrs Day on Tuesday, 3rd March 2015.

Tickets are K2,000 at the gate and the show will start at 8:00pm till late.

This is one show one can’t afford to miss. It really could be the best music concert to attend so far in Blantyre.

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(Music Video) Malinga Mafia ft. Sangie – I L.O.V.E You

Since recording his first single “Bwera” in 2008 while at Dowa Secondary school, Malinga Mafia aka The Archaida General has come a long way establishing himself at the very top of the Dancehall scene. Now a fully fledged solo artist, he was once a member of Mafunyeta’s Mabilinganya Empire.

Malinga Mafia

Malinga Mafia recently dropped the video of his hit “Pills and Potions” song cover called “I L.O.V.E You” where he featured Dance Hall empress, Sangie. The video has a nice romantic feel to it with amazing shots. It was produced by Ron Cz and directed by Yung Degree. The song was produced by Chit Chat Records’ Dj Sley.

Malinga Mafia Malinga Mafia and Sangie

Sangie

Click here to download mp3

Watch Video Here:

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Here is the complete list of 2014 MUMA Awards winners

The 2014 MUMA Awards are over, the winners have been declared, and it looks like Dan Lu and Princess Chitsulo hasveemerged victorious with the most wins of the night.

The “Holy Ghost” singer took home the awards for Best Contemporary Afro Pop and Best Male Artist, making him the second multiple award-winner for Friday night (Feb. 27), the first being Princess Chitsulo who won 2 awards for Best Gospel Female and Song of the Year for her Ndidzayimbabe track.

Tay Grin also won one of biggest awards for the night in the category of Best Hip-Hop/Rap artist.

Here is the complete list winners for the 2014 MUMA Awards:

Best Hip hop and Rap award                       –              Tay Grin

Best RnB Male                                                   –              Danny Kalima

Best Gospel Female                                         –              Princess Chitsulo

Best Gospel Male                                              –              King James

Best reggae artist                                              –              Sally Nyundo

Best contemporary Afro Pop                       –              Dan Lu

Best Dancehall Artist                                       –              Nesnes

Best New Male Upcoming Artist                 –              Bingolingo

Song of the Year                                                –              Ndidzayimbabe by Princes Chitsulo

Best Female Artist                                            –              Favoured Martha

Best Male Artist                                                 –              Dan Lu

Best Gospel Group                                           –              Kamuzu Barracks

Best Band                                                            –              Lusubilo

Best Acoustic Artist                                          –              Lawi

Best Neo Traditional Artist                            –              Edgar ndi Davis

 

Bingolingo 2
Bingolingo, Best New Male Upcoming Artist
Dan Lu 2
Dan Lu, Best contemporary Afro Pop and Best Male Artist
Sally Nyundo 2
Sally Nyundo, Best reggae artist
Tay Grin 2
Tay Grin, Best Hip Hop and Rap

 

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Gwamba and Goerge Kalukusha to go acoustic at Champions Bar

Reach Out Arts (ROAR) has organized an acoustic show this Saturday, 28th February. The show, in association with The Champions Bars, is aimed squarely at providing a fully-dedicated event for lovers of music, the acoustic guitar and other acoustic instruments.

Gwamba has been releasing excellent music the past year to date, it will be a pleasing site to see these amazing songs in an acoustic performance. You don’t want to miss this.

This Saturday, join three of Malawi’s finest and freshest musicians for a first of its kind acoustic soul, folk and rap session at Champions Bar in Lilongwe,

The official line up comprises of MUMA Award nominee and hip hop sensation Gwamba featuring Adrian

Folk, sensation George Kalukusha and at the show, a new soulful sound will be introduced from Lilongwe Sweetheart and Music Crossroads going by the name, Liz.

It’s Saturday 28th October, Its only MK 2000 admission. It’s Fusion Music but it’s Simply Acoustic.

Simply Acoustic
Simply Acoustic

 

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Trumel Album Launch Gets Reggae Fans Excited

Trumel will be launching his album, “Me & My Music” on Sunday the 1st of March at Wakawaka supported by The Black Missionaries Band, Nepman, The Soul Raiders, Bucci & Wendy Harawa. The show will start at 1pm and entrance is K1,500.
The “Reggae Is In My Veins” star has come a long way having started reading musical books and composing songs, with his first instrument being a self-made gallon guitar. Leading up to the album launch, Trumel has released two more singles “Makonda Makonda” and “Green, Red, Black Love”.
Like, share and comment on this post with friends to support Trumel’s album launch and stand a chance to WIN 2 FREE tickets to the show courtesy of www.malawi-music.com

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Phyzix makes big comeback in Malawi urban music

Marketing and banking may be his day job but Phyzix’s (real name Noel Limbani Chikoleka) talent for hip-hop and urban music will propel him to the international stage.

Originally from Lilongwe’s Area 25, Phyzix, 28, is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing currently working fulltime with Opportunity Bank (OIBM) as a Marketing Officer, which makes it challenging for the rapper to work on his studio projects. But this didn’t stop the rapper from releasing his Gamba wa Suit album in May last year.

The 7-track album came with a bang with tracks like Mwa Chibwana which features Eddie, ChiNyimbo ft Gwamba, Martse and Emm Q. Phamwamwa ft Janta, Ineyo Ndilemera ft Krazie-G, Chikondi Chokoma ft. Eddie, Lady Pace and Jessie, Patricia ft Janta. All these songs are enjoying good airplay on many of the country’s radio stations and beyond.

Phyzix has recently received criticism from many quarters including The Nation Newspaper for his nomination in the Hip-Hop category at the 2nd Annual Music Malawi Awards which will take place on Friday, 27th February 2015 at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. The article which was published in the national daily quoted that Phyzix was nominated for the award despite being inactive in the music industry.

When contacted to comment on the allegations, Phyzix said he was shocked when he read article, “I feel the article was not well researched, for example I have released great music last year like the household song Mwa Chibwana, which is a definite hit song, in fact all of the tracks from the Gamba Wa Suit album which I released last year got thousands of downloads on Malawi’s number one music website Malawi-Music.com and they are enjoying good radio play and club spins” said the rapper, expressing disbelief that people cannot acknowledge his hard work in the Malawi music industry.

He continued by saying “I have a full time job, I have a business to run, school plus farming, but I still make music because it is my passion. These days I only record a few songs that will make an impact, a few collaborations with the right people, a few shows that are major such as the Cassper Nyovest Show which is the biggest show as of late (2015).  I am climbing up the corporate ladder as a professional so I don’t have time to be at every show or record a lot of songs. Plus I’m no longer all over the place. That was Gamba. But Gamba wa Suit is classy and reserved.”

“During the time that is being said that I was inactive, I was contracted by a commercial bank to compose and perform a theme song at various events. Apart from that, I am working with a youth empowerment organization on a project for orphans and refugees. I am also negotiating record deals with a number of labels including Ben Sam Entertainment, what record label will sign an inactive artist? I am part of the A Team and been making appearances at all shows involving the A-Team. The A-Team comprises of Gwamba, Phyzix, Third Eye, Krazie-G, Martse, Dali, Blaze, Mwanache, Ben Sam, Sagonjah and AK.”

“I made a successful comeback in the history of Malawi Hip Hop, my comeback has been stronger than I was originally which is a hard thing to do.”

“Very few people come back better. Hip-Hop is very competitive, so I feel that I deserve both the nomination and to win the award. I am very confident that I will win. The world loves me. I connect with people. But otherwise win or lose, my mother told me I am a great musician and the nomination itself speaks volumes and it is well deserved.”

The Mwa Chibwana star further said he will be releasing Bayum Thiii with Dali, Gwamba, Martse, Krazie G, and Blaze under Ben Sam Entertainment which he guarantees that it will be hit of the year. He also stated that he is working on a new song with Barry One, and another one with Gwamba and music videos will follow for himself and the A-Team.

Phyzix has collaborated and worked with UK’s Sway of Konvict Music, UK’s Dekker & Johan(Radioclit), The Very Best,KoNd-1, Zinja, Tapps Bandawe, Tay Grin, Theo Thomson, Young Kay, Lulu, Piksy, Anne Matumbi, Daredevils, Third Eye, Dominant 1, Tigris and Jinx just to mention a few. He has shared a stage with Somalia’s gem; K’naan during the 2010 World Cup viewing.

He has performed at Lake of Stars International Music festival, WAPi (Words and Pictures), Domestic Tourism Music festival, La fete de la Musique (French Music festival) including a lot of shows in localities such as Karonga, Chitipa, Mzuzu, Zomba, Nkhatabay, Lilongwe, Salima, Mangochi and Blantyre.

He has released 3 mixtapes and 3 albums: The Overdue, Black stars don’t shine, From the Dust, his day view album; The Lone Ranger, sophomore album: Secret Service, and Gamba wa Suit which will be officially launched this year with music videos, and a short album will follow later this year.

SMS “hop5″ to 58411 (Airtel only) to VOTE for PHYZIX as BEST HIP HOP artist at the MUSIC MALAWI AWARDS (MUMA). Each SMS costs K25.

Stream and download Phyzix’s Gamba wa Suit here http://m.malawi-music.com/album.php?id=455

Also watch Phyzix’s Performance at Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre here http://youtu.be/-phs-eCydho

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Upcoming artists release music video with a message to help flood victims


Following the unprecedented flood disaster which hit Malawi and affected districts mostly in the Southern region of Malawi, three local artists who have been working with the affected communities have released a music video to highlight the plight facing the flood victims and by extension amplifying the message on the need for all and sundry to help the victims.

“We thought it would be great to do this song with other local artists in an effort to raise more awareness and support for the flood victims in Malawi. We have to tell our own stories from the suffering we and those close to us have experienced

“The artists saw what was going on and believed through music they could reach a wider audience in Malawi to show and tell people that we need help ASAP,” said the team behind the song.

The three artists are Joshua Chimbali who did not only direct but also sang; Rammy Eliyah—musician and movie writer— who recorded the piece at his Rammy Records and lastly Smooth who is showing great talent.

Download the song here >> Floods

 

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Aycee James drops new rap song ‘#ACB, calls haters ‘Misdirected Groupies’

While you were sleeping, ‘China Love’ star Aycee James took a page from her mentor Jude ‘MI’ Abaga and unexpectedly dropped a new rap song as part of her upcoming project.

The song produced by Keith Mwale, comes barely 3 months after the rapper-cum-singer released a track titled ‘Crazy’ featuring Bucci last December, 2014.

‘The track will be part of an album that I’m currently working on, in a different way. There is so much rap that I am dropping this year, I was basically a rapper before I was a singer. As of late, I have been releasing pop-like music and not hip-hop or rap. So even when I sing, I still have the rap instinct in me’ said the rapper when asked to comment on her latest release.

Aycee adds, “I wrote the song because people think they can take shots at people in the public eye and that the celeb will take the high road. Well this song is letting everyone know that even though I’m a singer, I’m a real rapper that likes to have a solid understanding of respect in any relationship that I have with music.”

She continued by saying her fans should expect a lot this year, as she has mad collabos in the upcoming project and music videos coming out.

‘I’m at a stage where If I fall I’ll land in the crowd/ Living in the sky so if I fall I’ll land in the cloud’

‘Put my hands on em like a prophet and watch em going down/ Thinking they gone blow but I came up and I’m wearing a crown’ she raps in the new track.

The new track, called “#ACB”, addresses her absence in the rap scene and the 24-year-old goes into rapid-fire mode calling out haters to stop beef and pay attention to their own progress.

Check out “#ACB” below, and let us know what you think in the comments section!

Download Aycee James – #ACB here http://tinyurl.com/lx67d43

 

 

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Saint Builds Up Album Launch Hype With “No Love” Single Release

As the days draw near towards his debut album launch, Saint has released a new single titled “No Love“. With his 1st three singles (“One Last Kiss“, “Ndimalakwitsa” & “Tikudikilanji“) still making waves, the release of “No Love” earlier this week means that Saint is just stoking the flames before he launches the “Acoustic Heart” album.

Previously signed to Kutchira Entertainment, the dancehall/reggae singer is now flying solo and independent though he has maintained his hit-making team (Don Foxxy) at Step Up Records in Chirimba. Don Foxxy is the man behind the production of One Last Kiss and the majority of songs appearing on Saint’s highly anticipated debut album.

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