Lilongwe-based models, urban artists unite to supports arts, laments lack of support

Lilongwe-based models, urban artists unite to supports arts, laments lack of support

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JoyFresh doing her set
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Lilongwe-based models and urban artists came together on Saturday, November 22 at Waka Waka Hotel at a show aimed at putting both upcoming and well-known artists on the spotlight and support each other to promote various talents and arts.

The event got a good turnout of fans who were keen to grace performances by some of their favorite artists.

Among the numerous performances that took place, Essim and the Sungununu Crew were among the events main artists who totally killed their sets with amazing performances. Blantyre’s own queen JoyFresh also took the fans by surprise when she dropped an excellent performance followed by other artists like Macelba, Janta, K2B Block and Young LT.

Mwanache, who also among the main acts, stormed in with the eminent ‘Inkosi Ya Makosi Gomani V’ which was the most loved track on his performance. He was then followed by Krazie-G who was backed by the ‘Hook Killa’ Tidacase, and hip-hop whizz Martse of the ‘Go Deeper’ and ‘Mwapindulanji’ fame. They performed a couple of songs including the 3rd most downloaded song on Malawi-Music.com, ‘Zimuvuta’.

During all the sets, event-goers’ also graced a fashion show by various models in different seasonal attire.

Capital Gal with the vocal hand from JoyFresh, was among the closing performances followed my Manton and Sirene.

The event was organized by model Sarah Chiundiza and DJ Young, under Young Talents Entertainment, and was hosted by Awukho. Training of the models and outfits for the event was done Esther Ravat, Sarah Chiundiza with the help from International model, Thembi Deliwe Magawa. DJ Starnaz and DJ Young were on the deck, spinning and mixing.

Part from the artists who performed at event, many other well-known names showed up to show their support to their fellow artists. These notable faces included, Casablanca, Spotless, Brian and the Verbal Slaughter team, upcoming artist Charisma, and photography prodigy VJ Ice who was in the company of his model girlfriend. Graphic designer and photographer Slim J, was also in attendance and provided photo coverage for the event.

Speaking in an exclusive interview at the event, one of the organizers, model Sarah Chiundiza, bemoaned lack of sponsorship in arts and art-related activities in the country.

‘Both the government and the private sector needs to help in the promotion of arts and thereby supporting the youths, it was therefore our decision as model in collaboration with urban artists to raise awareness on the issue at hand and support each other, as change needs to begin with ourselves. We also have more events coming through in various districts’ she continued.

She has since asked the government and the corporate world to help in the promotion of arts and various talents.

Pictures from the event: By Slim-J

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