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Malawi`s renown hip-hop artist, Fredokiss is geared up for yet another free show in Lilongwe barely a month after pulling a massive crowd in Ndirande township in the commercial capital Blantyre.

Fredokiss; geared up to make history in Lilongwe

The show has been slated for 14 October at Masintha ground where also the ghetto King Kong shall unveil a song he has made special for this day which features Lilongwe based producer AK.

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If you have been dying to be In Fredo`s music video this is your chance as the video of this song will also be shot on the same day.

It’s evident his Lilongwe fans can’t wait for the special performance of the song and also his other hits like, Ndikatseka maso, Amanditcha Fredo, Dear Jah Jah and many other songs that mesmerized fans at his previous show in Ndirande Ghetto.

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Upcoming artists have not been left out as they also have a chance to showcase their skills at this biggest concert just by registering to this number (0888851700) through Whatsapp.

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According to Fredo, the whole move is to show appreciation and give back to the community for the love and support they show to him.

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While giving back to the society is concerned, the rapper also has what he calls Fredokiss Education Scholarship which sponsors needy students in various government secondary schools.

Just recently, the rapper released another hit song which features Sir Lucius Banda and you can download it here>>>>http://m.malawi-music.com/song.php?id=7405

 

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Hiphop4hiv Nation Organization (HH4HNation) is pleased to announce that Jamaal Mlaka Maliro also known as Ka-Mlaka, a 23 year old student at Blantyre International University (BIU) has won the Hiphop4hivnation 2017 theme song competition.

The competition has been running for the past few months and submissions closed on 30th June. Entries were sent via email [email protected]

Jamaal has walked away with a beautiful Hiphop4hiv Nation award and a cash prize of K50, 000. He will be promoted by Hiphop4hiv Nation and the video for the theme song will be shot by Bensam Entertainment. He will also perform at Miss Blantyre 2017.

“We received over 200 songs, we had a 5 member committee which listened to each and every song. We voted 10 songs in and sent the 10 to Hiphop4hiv artists who judged the winning song. We wanted a song that was well produced and we were looking for creativity. Also, the song had to be according to our theme: Love and protect yourself.

“The theme song will be used to raise awareness in different youth radio programmes. A lot of youths love music and we think with this song we will be able to reach out to many youths. The song will also be used when having functions,” says Hiphop4hiv Nation Director Victoria Masanje.

Hiphop4hiv Nation would like to thank everyone who participated. We also really appreciate and would like to thank our partners: Miss Blantyre events, Bensam entertainment, Joy Nathu , Red Ink and WeCare for the love and support.

Hiphop4hiv Nation is a non-profit Organization that builds on the innate optimism of young people, promoting a holistic lifestyle approach aimed at encouraging youth to maintain an HIV-free lifestyle and achieve their aspirations through youth leadership and self-motivation. To achieve this goal, #HH4HNation offers a comprehensive set of interactions designed to address the individual, structural and social factors that drive the epidemic among African Youth.

Hip Hop is a culture that has attracted today’s youth, due to the positive reception we decided to use this culture to fight one of the world’s biggest battles, and that’s HIV/Aids amongst the people that follow the Hip Hop Culture.

 

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Contacts:

Website: hiphop4hivnation.com

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: Hiphop4hiv Nation

Twitter: @hh4hnation

Phone Number: 0999619431

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Malawi`s south Africa based Dancehall artist Gemini Major has postponed his show to Malawi that was scheduled to take place tomorrow 3rd June at Robins park in Blantyre During his Album “No Bad Vibes” Launch Tour.

It has since been established that the show has failed to take place due to technical issues, according to the video the star recently posted online.

Not long ago, the Raga Raga star who also recently started his new record label called Rudebouy Major announced of his plans to fill up the Bingu International Stadium with 60,000 people, a development that many youths in the country had warmly welcomed.

International acts Gemini was bringing to perform at Robins Park tomorrow were Da Les, Yanga Chief, G Baby Da Silva, Dj Double D, Stunt Double  and of course local acts like Tay-Grin, Martse, Sonye, Theo Thompson, Tuno, Bucci, Hayze and Malinga Mafia were also on schedule.

In response to this sad development, Fans have already taken to social media expressing their anger on the news.

Gemini Major, who is flying the country`s flag in S.A had previously performed in the country during the Urban Music Party Awards that happened last year in the commercial city of Blantyre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You must have heard about the Bossaro word which is currently trending in town and wondered what exactly is behind this word, today we will get you close to the Bossaros.

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Comprising of four guys, Bossaro Music Group is a new music label who`s aim is to sign and bring up artists especially upcoming potential rappers to help them reach their dreams in as far as music news is concerned.

 

The label which is still new and has not signed any artist yet, is managed by Amosi Mugoli a.k.a Bossaro Simo, while Kumbukani Jimusole a.k.a Bossaro Bizzo is the group`s promotional channels guy and also has two rappers namely Dalitso Mtambo a.k.a Bossaro Ice and the ex-basement member Patali Mkorongo a.k.a Bossaro Cyclone.

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The label which will soon be hosting live shows is currently on the level of promoting its Brand and showing the industry how much it has to offer hence it has managed to put out 3 singles already.

The current trending singles are Ma Bossaro, Carry On featuring Rina and the third one which features Malinga Mafia and also has its video out called Bow Down.

 

It has been known through speaking to Bossaro Cyclone that the Bossaro Music Group is aiming at entertaining, raising awareness and also empowering the youths through music and shows that the group shall soon be hosting.

“As a group, we strive for greatness and well-being of the company as well as the employees whether social or economic.

“We believe every individual has a skill that just needs to be unleashed and polished so we aim to assist in every aspect,” pointed out Bossaro Cyclone through an interview.

 

According to Bossaro Cyclone, a formal launch of the brand will follow soon and dates will be revealed in due time.

He further described the group`s future as bright with reference to the noise the Bossaros have already made out there despite being a new label.

 

“Bossaro music group is new but the noise we have made is like we have been here for years and with some months down the line you will be listening to a different tune,” he said.

Bossaro was inspired by the word Boss, which ironically means someone more than a Boss. It came from their friend Justice Malikita who used to refer them as Bossaros.

 

Watch the new Bow down music video ft Malinga Mafia below

 

 

 

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Multi-album Afrocentric Jazz recording artist, Ernest Ikwanga, will be performing at BICC in Amphitheatre on Saturday May 6. Doors will open at 6:00pm.

Ernest Ikwanga has established himself as one of the true “positive leaders and motivational musicians” as far as Afrocentric music is concerned in Malawi.  His incredible upbeat attitude and positive energy combine to make him one of the most sought after performers in the business today both within and outside the country.

With guitar his main instrument, Ernest often tours the country with the band called Mafilika where he himself is one of the main leaders of the band.

His newest album “ Chisekese” set to be launched on May 6 contains music written to inspire the hearers to not only live for themselves but for something bigger other than themselves.

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Gospel Hip Hop artist, under Major 1 Records, Gwamba had his Album Launch for the much anticipated album “Jesus Is My Boss” this past weekend on the 24th of December, 2016. The event took place at BICC in Lilongwe.

The Event was massive and was supported by big acts like Onesimus, James Nee and Thoko Katimba just to mention a few. The Launch also had guest appearances, one of who was Snr Prophet Justice Hara Who also happened to buy a copy of the album at K2.5 million. There is word that Prophet Shepherd Bushiri also bought a copy of the rapper’s album, his at a staggering K10 Million.

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Appearance of most artists in the local industry also showed the love & support that we have been promoting with word of mouth.

We’d like to Congratulate Gwamba on the success of the launch of his album. Check out more photos below.

Photo Credit: BenSam Photography

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The UMP Festival is pleased to announce that South Africa based artist Gemini Major is another international headliner at this year’s event slated for BAT Ground in Blantyre on November 6.

Born Benn Gilbert Kamoto, Gemini Major is a Malawian born Afro–pop singer and record producer. The 26-year-old moved to Durban, South Africa, in 2009 to pursue his dream as an artist and record producer.

Gemini Major has produced for a number of artists in a variety of genres ranging from R&B, Hip-Hop, House, Dancehall, Pop and Gospel. His portfolio includes production used in TV Shows such as Gold Diggers Season 3, Forever Young and Mo Love.

Gemini Major, who is inspired by artists such as Wizkid, Burna Boy, Bob Marley and I-Octane, describes his music as “a celebration of music, love and life in recognition for both its pain and pleasures on a personal level as well as socially”.

After a chance meeting with Cassper Nyovest and his team at a video shoot for a song that Gemini Major had produced, he joined the Family Tree team, and he is currently working on his debut project.

After the release of Nasty C’s hit single “Juice Back”, Gemini has become the go to producer for some of South Africa’s leading Hip-Hop artists. Apart from producing for some of South Africa’s top artists, Gemini has appeared on songs alongside Khuli Chana and African legend 2 Face.

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Gemini Major, who is currently producing for numerous artists and working on his debut project has released four songs namely “Badmanting” feat. Aewon Wolf, “Bumpy Ride”, “Ragga Ragga” and the latest “One Night Stand”. In 2016, Gemini Major was selected to participate in Season 2 of Coke Studio as a producer.

“We are thrilled to announce Gemini Major as the headliner of this rising festival. He is a Malawian who is a rising star on the African music scene. We are sure Malawians will be thrilled to see his performance. Furthermore, he will raise the profile of the UMP Festival,” says Ken Zizwa Limwame, the festival’s co-executive producer.

Gemini joins the first international headliner Pop Dogg who was announced by UMP Festival organisers Nde’feyo Entertainment in the initial lineup of performers released in August. Pop Dogg is a multi-award winning Malawian Hip-Hop artist based in Dublin, Ireland.

The first wave of artists unveiled included the 2015 UMP Awards Artist of the Year and Song of the Year nominee Nepman, Song of the Year nominee Sonye, Song of the Year winner Martse, Best New Artist winner Sangie as well as Theo Thomson, Blaze, DNA and Bucci.

The UMP Festival has also added Fredokiss, Daredevilz, Home Grown African, Charisma, Malinga Mafia, Phyzix and Dezert Eagle. More acts are expected to be announced.

In its 5th Edition, the UMP Festival, produced by Nde’feyo Entertainment, celebrates Malawi’s urban music, lifestyle and culture and incorporates the UMP Awards, a ceremony that recognizes Malawi’s exceptional urban music talent.

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Popular RnB star, Theo Thomson, put up a spectacular show at Robins Park yesterday, 5th June 2016, as he was launching his second album titled “White Elephant”.  Three singles, namely Magic, She Just Don’t Know and Maybe Tomorrow had been released prior to the album launch. Word about the event was all over and the response in terms of crowd size indeed showed that people had been waiting for the performers show.

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The whole venue was filled and tickets ran out with a huge crowd outside still trying to get in. The perfect sound quality and awesome lighting on the stage also made the show one of a kind.

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His first album launch was massive and he put up another show to beat the launch of his former album.

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The supporting artists included Tay Grin, Bucci, Sangie, Dare Devilz and Dali who all put up spectacular performances that had the crowd hyped in preparation for the White Elephant to get on stage. Check out some of the shows other photos below:

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At the end of the show we saw two individuals buy the album at K300,000 each as a result of a tie during the auction. One of these individuals happens to be Patience Namadingo who seems to be putting much effort in supporting the local industry asides his own music career which is doing so well at the moment.

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Malawi-Music.com would like to congratulate Theo Thomson for a successful album launch and wish him greater heights in his career.

Photo Credit: Madness Pictures

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MAWU Productions presents the live experience concert.

Announcing an intimate evening with Lawi & the Mango as the first ‘The Live Experience’ Concert.

The Live Experience Concert is set to kick off the festive mood in Blantyre on Nov 29, 2015. This will be an up-close live session with Local music powerhouse Lawi . This first-time concert event will be set in a modern yet fun and very safe environment. All of this together with great sound quality will enable our audience to have a memorable live music experience.

Lawi who is not only one of Malawi’s top artists but also a UN Ambassador for the ‘He for She’ campaign, will be the only act for the evening. He has made appearances in Malawi’s top festivals and this will be his first time performing in Blantyre.

The Live Experience concert will be held at the new M-theatre behind Game Stores at Chichiri Shopping Mall. The tickets are available at a price of MK10,000 at Steers Blantyre, Mug & Bean, Impact Looks Salon and Autogyr Blantyre. To pay at the door, MK15,000 will be charged.
                              
About Mawu Productions: Mawu Productions is a team of professional event producers, sound engineers and marketers who not only have experience in various regions of Malawi but also internationally. Our executive team works tirelessly to bring high quality sound and lighting to create an ambiance that is priceless.

You can download Lawi’s music here: http://www.malawi-music.com/L/321-lawi

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Malawi’s own acappella group Joyful Souls will open for Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s first ever show in Malawi.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, one of the best acappella groups from South Africa, is finally making its way to Malawi for the first time for an exclusive show on August 29th, at the Bingu International Conference Center (BICC) Auditorium.

The Joyful Souls is a Blantyre-based all-male Gospel Acappella Assemble formed in 1995 on the premise of spreading the gospel through music.

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From its founding, Joyful Souls have consistently released timeless classics starting with the debut album Tidzauluka, their sophomore album Adzaweruza released in 2008 which featured what has seemingly been many people’s favorite songs titled– The God of Second Chance. Their 3rd album Abweranso was released in 2012 and in 2013, the group earned a nomination for the Best Contemporary Acappella Recorded Album in the CARA Awards for their work on the 3rd album.

Joyful Souls has had the rarest opportunities of sharing the stage with various international singing groups including one of the Africa’s Accapella Powerhouses – The Shower Power (from Zimbabwe) and Durant, which is one of the singing groups signed under the US-based Acappella Company.

The historic Ladysmith Black Mambazo show will start at 8PM and is courtesy of Malawi’s event production company Qoncept Creative.

The renowned South African a cappella group, which is currently on tour in China, weeks after touring the United Kingdom, confirmed their Malawi trip via Twitter this week.“Yes Africa, we are headed to Malawi on August 29,” tweeted the multi- award winning a cappella group to their followers.

The tickets to the show are available for sale at MK 15,000 for Standard and MK 25,000 for VIP and are available at the following outlets: Ulendo Safaris, Foodworths, Crossroads Hotel Business Centre, Papaya, Flavour’s cafe, and in Blantyre at Steers and Debonairs. Bulk Tickets are available via the hotline: +265 11 155 0150

Download music by the Joyful Souls here.

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Shamboko Beverages, a Lilongwe-based alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages production company is investing in local Hip-Hop music talent search as a way of promoting Malawian urban talent, with the first initiative dubbed “Timeout Cyphers” rolling this weekend, Saturday 4th July 2015 at Mbowe Filling Station from 13:30 to 17:30.
TimeOut is one of the products by Shamboko Beverages and is funding the project to the tune of K7 million. The show will run in seasons with the first season, which has six episodes, scheduled to end in December.
Contenders will have to battle in the cyphers and the winner of each episode will have free recording deals at Studio6, with free beats from Lilongwe-based veteran Hip-Hop producer Dominant One aka D1, who will also be the host of the “Timeout Cypher” show, whose video recordings will be featured on all leading entertainment shows on local televisions including MBCtv, Zodiak TV, Timveni TV and Times TV every last Friday of the month.
Caleb Kawamba, Head of Marketing & Sales at Shamboko Beverages, says: “We have invested in promoting entertainment events before such as social weekends in schools like Bunda College and NRC as well as the launch of Gwamba’s first album and have noticed that Hip-Hop/Rap music has a big influence on young people, especially urban youths.
“We have decided to make this our first initiative on the basis that we will be promoting the talent as well as providing entertainment. At the end of Season 1 we will produce the Cypher featuring the best MC’s (rappers) in Season 1 and that’s six artists.”
Shamboko Beverages, which also produces the popular local cream liquor called “Ngwazi” as well as bottled and sachet water called “Nyanja ndi Yathu”, have big plans to invest in the local entertainment industry as they are also looking at the dance and fashion industries with great interest.
“Dancing competitions will surely be a part of ‘Timeout Cyphers Season 2’ but will definitely incorporate some during the first season [and] maybe soon we will announce another initiative towards fashion,” indicates Kawamba.
Currently, registration for the “TimeOut Cyphers” from interested candidates is underway via Whatsapp, SMS or Calls on this number +265995838307, which you can also call for more information. The launch show this Saturday will feature guest Hip-Hop artists Martse, Krazie G, Sage Poet and many more. Entry is free.

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Zani Challe officially launched the video of her second single “Ndiphunzitse” this past weekend at Bassment in Blantyre and Red Carpet in Lilongwe. Both venues where fully packed as fans were eager to watch the up-in-the-buzz pop star perform on stage as she released her new video.

We managed to cover the show at Bassment seeing Zani perform Gwada and Ndiphunzitse respectively as the video was being projected on the big screen. Guest appearances included Mr 265, Dan Lu, Bucci and others. The crowd was entertained throughout the night with Djs Africa and Nathan Tunes on the 1s and 2s.

Incase you haven’t watched it yet, you can stream and download the video by following this link >> http://blog.malawi-music.com/2015/06/zani-challe-ndiphunzitse-official-music-video/

You can also download the audio here >> http://m.malawi-music.com/2556_ndiphunzitse/?a=zani_challe

 

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Zani Challe recently just released the single “Ndiphunzitse” which has been doing great with downloads on Malawi-Music.com and has also been enjoying airplay on all your favorite radio stations. And as promised the video is on it’s way.

The “Ndiphunzitse” video release date has been set. The Gwada Queen will be releasing the video on the 5th of June at Bassment in Blantyre with a performance to add to that. A follow up show will come up the next day at Red Carpet in Lilongwe.

The Singer/Rapper/Actress promises you an awesome performance of her new song along with her previous song “Gwada”. This is an event not to miss out on.

More Details on the flier below:

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Click here to download Ndiphunzitse

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Flood Church will this Sunday, May 24, turn Crossroads Hotel (Bamboo Room) into a fortress for girl-child rights at a dance-studded charity concert.

The church has organized a dance competition in its efforts to raise money to assist and support young girls not to become mothers at a tender age and also to help some that are already in early marriages or those that have been forced into such.

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The event which is going by the title ‘Let Girls Be Girls DANCE OFF,’ will see a dance-off of 6 groups in round one, to have 3 groups qualifying to compete in round 2, and the winner chosen by a panel of judges that has been selected to oversee the competitions.

Winners on position one will receive a cash prize of MK50, 000, while position two will receive MK30, 000 and MK20, 000 for third position.

100% of ticket sales will be going directly to the Ntchisi Police Victim Support Unit, which handles many cases of child marriage, forced marriage and gender based violence.

Last year, the Flood Church and other organizations advocated for girl child rights through a petition to the Malawi Parliament, to have the marriage bill reviewed and the marriage age be raised to 18, a bill which was reviewed, debated and then passed earlier this year.

Living in the city amid its business might get us to not really know the situation on the ground and be concerned with it.  According to government statistics, half of the girls in Malawi get married by their 18th birthday, with some as young as age 9 or 10 being forced to marry. 9 years old, that’s a baby, 15 years, that’s a kid, under 18 it’s a nation in tragedy, evil prevails when good people like us stay silent to participate.  That kid can be our little sister nieces and even our own children.

Attend the event, and support the ‘Let Girls, Be Girls’ campaign for a brighter and better Malawi. The more people we get there, the more we can help girls in need!

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The Rotaract Club of Lilongwe is hosting a fundraiser called Denim and Diamonds Poetry and Acoustic night for their Senti peri-urban project at Crossroads Hotel Auditorium on Saturday, May 30th.

The event will be see performances by some of Malawi’s finest artists, which include Q Malewezi, Nyamalikiti Nthiwatiwa, George Kalukusha, Yolanda Kauma, Isabel Kumwembe, Robert Chiwamba and many more. There will also be an open mic for patrons to showcase their various talents.

Tickets to the event which starts at 7PM, are going at MK3, 000 only and are available for sale at Crossroads Hotel Business Centre and The Living Room Café.

Senti is located just outside Area 18, Lilongwe; the community has a population of an estimated 13,530 people, living in over 500 households, with an average six members and at least 4 to 5 households. Most of the community members find informal employment in the city and walk long distances to get to work. Senti has no public schools or health center; the nearest public primary school “Chatuwa” is located in area 18 and the nearest public secondary school is “Bwaila” which is located five kilometers from the settlement.

The project will see 40 young people equipped with vocational skills using well-known local artisan(s) from within the community who will provide the training to them. The young people will also be given equipment and start up tools which they are going to use to assist their community. Following the training, the plan is to put the skills to use immediately by getting the trained young people to volunteer in building a community multipurpose center.

The project’s time frame is 2 years with a budget of at least MK 4 million. Several initiatives have been carried out to raise these funds including a car wash that was carried out in April. The Club is also extending their intent to various organizations who may want to support the initiative. Their latest event, Denim and Diamonds Poetry and Acoustic night, will not only provide families a chance to engage themselves in a fun night of beautiful soothing music and poetry, the event will also allow the club to raise a portion on the much needed funds. Everything raised will go towards the after school tuition, reading classes and mentorship program of the youth from the Senti Community, as package that is incorporated in the construction efforts of the  community and vocational skills center.

The club members at an earlier fundraiser at City Mall, Lilongwe
The club members at an earlier fundraiser at City Mall, Lilongwe

The Rotaract Club of Lilongwe is youth arm of Rotary International for young people aged 18-30. The club focuses on community and international service as well as professional development. Rotaract Club of Lilongwe is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lilongwe.

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Come on out to listen to some talented people jam, enjoy a few drinks, and help support the project.

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ABC Christian Academy ballet club, will hold a ballet concert on May 29. This year’s production is titled “100 Days,” and is a culmination of the efforts of the club’s choreographers, performers and producers.

The theme was chosen by Emilie Getts, who is one of the producers of this year’s show because of the storyline and the vast range of interpretation that it offers.

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Through poignant dance and music, the ABCCA ballet team will be unfolding a graceful and heartwarming story of Alice and Emmanuel. The chaotic battle field, the killing of a precious daughter, the repentance of a young soldier, and the forgiveness of the mother under the supervision of Emilie Getts and Carrie Bordeau.

Jessica Martinson, portrays Emmanuel’s desperate struggle in the prison vividly through breathtaking facial expressions and spectacular motions. Deeply moved by God’s forgiveness and redemption, Emmanuel repents and lives a new life.

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Emmanuel’s heart has also changed as he experiences Christ’s mercy and redemption through Alice’s forgiveness. Alice and Emmanuel’s story portrayed by the ABCCA ballet team lucidly tells us of God’s great mercy and redemption, and how His interference in our lives can completely change the course of our lives.

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Each piece represents the choreographers’ interpretation of the story, whether it be coming from their actual experiences or a literal interpretation of the feelings and sympathy, and each dance tells an intricate story of the “100 Days.” The show begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29, at the Bingu International Conference Center Auditorium.  Tickets are being sold at ABC Christian Academy, Bauer’s, Papaya, and Lark Café, and they are going: VIP: MK 10,000, Adult: MK 5,000, Child: MK 3,000, ABC College Students: MK 1,000.

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Last year, it was a sold out event at the Bingu International Conference Center. We are looking forward to another great performance this year! Be there and witness an exquisite Malawian ballet performance.

*Additional reporting by Gi-Weon Yang (ABCCA student) *

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Stepping in from Lilongwe’s cool breeze on Saturday afternoon, down into Koko Bean Café, you would have been able to witness the launch of George Kalukusha‘s new EP, “Growing Pains“. Rosha and Edson – that’s the George Kalukusha Trio – and to a crowded open space of pleased music patrons, they put on a great show, rolling out their slide-based bluesy collection from their new E.P. assisted in the key tracks by Rosha on the long bass.

The show was enlivened by a spectacular performance from Menes, who was followed by Adrian also appears on the 6th track titled ‘’The Night Is Young’ on this remarkable CD. The EP also features 2014 MUMA award-winner for best male R’n’B artist, Danny Kalima.

Adrian plays guitar and when combined with George’s rhythms, what a groovy sound this makes. He was joined on stage by the forthcoming presence of Gwamba, Lulu and Third Eye who did a special guest set with his howling-reed style of punch lines.

Patrons at the event enjoyed and sang along to the most favored track from the EP, “Good Blood’. With its driving force, rhythm and the strong message, it sent people home with delightful memories of the well-organized event.

‘George and the band put on a really good show indeed – might have been nice if more of Malawians appreciated the great talent on stage and help each other put the talents to good use’, said Sally Nyondo, prominent owner of “Koko Bean Café” who is also a well known musician.

Most of the songs in the EP were produced by George’s brother, Shadreck Kalukusha, and some by Samuel Genda. The track-list is as follows;

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  2. Slow down (Call Me)
  3. Good Blood
  4. Caravan
  5. Fond Of Me (feat Danny Kalima)
  6. The Night is Young (feat Adrian & Danny Kalima)

Good Blood, the 3rd song in the EP is available for free download on Malawi-Music.com. Download it here

You can get hold of your own copy of George Kalukusha’s Growing Pains EP at the Koko Bean Café and The Living Room Café.

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Blantyre-based musician Viceroy, who is set to perform at the Daliso Chaponda ‘Laughgate’ show on April 25th, has promised his fans a show to remember. The rapper said he is ready to give his fans the very best performance at the show.

The Chancellor College student, disclosed that he will perform most of his popular songs that people are familiar with and also hinted that he ‘might’ do ‘more’ (new) songs. When asked what people should expect of him at the show, he answered by saying ‘I’m told what I do on stage does not suit how I look. They should expect the full Nguvu of Ankolo Vice. I’m super hyped and excited so this should be a good experience for the audience and me.

We had a chance to ask the artist a few questions on the upcoming show and his music in general. See below:

What inspires you when you are making your music?
It’s something I can’t quite understand myself. I get inspiration from pretty much anything. I could be cooking at home (yes Ankolo cooks) or taking a random walk or doing any basic thing and an idea will just hit me so I just record a voice note on my phone and work on it later. It’s rare for me to sit down with the intention of writing a song. The ideas just hit me when I’m doing other things.
What is your new song ‘Faya’ all about?
Well Faya was basically lyricism. I was hungry for the studio when I wrote that song and I wanted to just show people I still got it because some people only know the crazy side of Viceroy. Sadly there is still more madness to it here and there in the song. I also released that song because most of the songs in the project I’m working on, are dark and a bit more emotional and serious than people might expect. Of course there are some mad songs as well. I just thought it would make me feel better that way to start the year with that song knowing what’s about to follow.

Do you plan on doing music as a career, and how do you balance music and college?
Ummmm… well yes, I surely hope to do music as a career but not necessarily now. My priority at the moment is school. Once I finish college then I will dedicate everything to further my music career. I never really find it difficult to balance school and music. I do music when school closes and once I’m at school I let music go and go to war with the books.

Should people expect more new music and videos?
Yes, there is a lot I am currently working on. But this year I want to focus on more videos. I think it’s time to put a face to the name. They might not be too many videos. But when people get to watch the videos I’ll work on, I want them to recognise that there was a lot of effort in creating those particular music videos. At the moment I’m focusing on my personal projects and working with the Classmates… so at least not now

Viceroy will also share the stage at the show with Blantyre-based rapper Classick and comedians Dee Satha and Neil Nayer. Viceroy is famous for his hit-single Demeti, which went viral in the music scenery.

Tickets to the “Laughgate” show are priced MK5, 000 for standard and MK10, 000 for VIP and are available at Papaya, Crossroads Hotel Business Centre, Ulendo Travel group, Living Room Café and Flavour’s Cafe.

You can download Viceroy’s songs/videos here: http://tinyurl.com/viceroymusic

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This Friday, 24th of April, Blue Elephant will be on Fire when dancehall artist Blakjak will perform his new Hit Single ‘Mwana Wakwa Aneba‘.

The song which has just been released this month is currently 3rd On Malawi-Music.com Chart and has been enjoying massive Airplay!

Mwana Wakwa Aneba was produced by Snowky Smoke and was realesed by Prime Time Media.

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The Show Is Dubbed ‘Turn Up Dancehall Night and will be hosted by Malawi’s Big Brother Hotshots Representative, Mr. 265!

After Blue Elephant Blakjak will tour a couple of clubs, in a move to let his Fans get a feel of the new hit Single.

Download Mwana Wakwa Aneba here >> http://m.malawi-music.com/2611_mwana_wa_kwa_aneba/?a=blakjak

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Rapper Classick is gearing up to perform at Daliso Chaponda’s concert set for this month in the capital Lilongwe. Billed “Laughgate,” the show is sure to be a star-studded affair as the show will also grace performances by comedians Dee Satha and Neil Nayer.

Laughgate

The comedy show will take place in Lilongwe at the Bingu International Conference Centre on Saturday (April 25). In addition to the Blantyre-based rapper, Viceroy will also be performing at the show. Fans of Home Grown Africa which consists of (Classick and Hayze Engola) are also in for a treat as the duo is considering performing special renditions of some of their No. 1 hits “Die Hard,” and “Radio”

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The duo is currently on tour with Southern Bottlers on the Coca-Cola Kuphaka Life drive which started at College of Medicine in Blantyre followed by Mzuzu University, they will also be performing at Natural Resources College on Saturday afternoon of the April 25th.

Classick live

Tickets for the “Laughgate” show are available at MK5, 000 for standard and MK10, 000 for VIP at Papaya, Crossroads Hotel Business Centre, Ulendo Travel group, Living Room Café and Flavour’s Cafe. All tickets will be sold in advance as there will be no tickets for sale at the door.

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Cassper Nyovest who has just finalized his Malawi Tour last Sunday in Lilongwe, has hailed and rated his experience in Malawi as extraordinary and special.

The South African recording artist and record producer, real name Refiloe Maele Phoolo had sold out concerts in both Blantyre and Lilongwe on Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd respectively.

Before the performances, Cassper Nyovest gave a motivation and inspirational talk at Zingwangwa Secondary School in Blantyre, where the organizer of the concerts Mango Entertainment made a donation for a year-long supply of The Nation Newspapers, to keep the student up-to-date on current affairs as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR).

During his visit to the secondary school, Nyovest, who traces his roots back to Malawi, spoke about chasing dreams and hard work.

“My grandfather grew up in the village but left Malawi looking for a better life, he had a dream. Everyone has a dream, we have aspirations which determine how far we [are] going to get. You can be whatever you want to be.

“I started my music in my bedroom and wanted to become a big rapper. My friends laughed at me when I said I wanted to become a millionaire and now they look at me as their inspiration,” he shared his story.

Commenting on his trip to Malawi, the rapper expressed his excitement to be in the country and said “it was a special trip”. The 24-year-old indicated it felt amazing to be in Malawi and speak to his people for the first time.

The artist who flew back to South Africa Monday morning said he would be back in Malawi soon.

Organizers of the event, Mango Entertainment have expressed gratitude to all the sponsors of the tour and fans who attended the concerts and made it success. They have also emphasizes that Malawians should be on the lookout for 3 more big concerts within this year.

Here are some of the pictures from the tour (from arrival at Chileka Airport, visit to Zingwangwa Secondary School, Blantyre and Lilongwe Concerts), captured by TOYA photography:

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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

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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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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

 

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Bingolingo, Best New Male Upcoming Artist
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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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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 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