Written by FRANK PHIRI
Malawi’s six top gospel musicians have teamed up for a fundraising gospel show to be staged at the Robins Park in Blantyre on Easter Monday 6th April in support of a multi-purpose complex currently being constructed by St. James CCAP Church of the Blantyre Synod at its premises in Zingangwa township.
The Gospel Show dubbed “He is Alive Music Concept” will see Favoured Martha, Princess Chitsulo, King James Phiri, The Anglican Voices, Allan Chirwa and Grace Chinga sharing the stage in a bid to raise funds for a project which will house an Under-Five Clinic, among others.
Written by Timothy Ntilosanje
Battafly has finally released the long awaited video to arguably the biggest song off his album, “You Never Know“.
Nothing short of an arch-classic well-directed video, the flick which also features some of Malawi’s top models, Cathy Chisanga and Angella Msiska, is a classy pictorial with a brief love-staged storyline about it.
Written by Timothy Ntilosanje
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.
Written by Rogers Siula
Malawi’s flag carrier in the Airtel Trace Music Star Samuel Mjura Mkandawire Tuesday left for Kenya where he will represents the country at the Pan African final.
“I have watched some of my competitors performing, they are good but I haven’t seen someone who is wow. To my fans, I say thank you for voting for me, you have done your part and I will do mine to the best of my ability but be assured that I will not disappoint you,” he said.
Written by Elisha Kamau
With more than 2.3 million calls made by music enthusiasts who wanted to become stars, Airtel TRACE Music Star is by far the biggest music competition to ever take place on the African continent.
During a 6-month-selection process in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Gabon, tens of thousands candidates had to demonstrate their skills and talent in their native land.
To enter the competition, the contestants called an Interactive Voice Respond system with their phone and recorded their songs. Then, in each country, TRACE selected 5 finalists who went head-to-head to win the national title and the right to represent their country at the pan-African finale in Kenya.
The winner of the Airtel TRACE Music Star competition will be crowned in a spectacular pan-African Grand Finale filmed at Enashipai Resort & Spa on March 28 and will be televised starting on April 18 at 8pm all over Africa on TRACE music channels and national leading Free to Air TV networks.
Final decision to select the pan-African winner will be made by public vote and 3 judges:
1. Akon, the multi-platinum artist/producer and the most African of the American artists
2. Devyne Stephens, the acclaimed manager of some of the best rap and R&B artists in the world (Alicia Keys, 50 Cent, P Diddy, Mariah Carey etc.)
3. Lynnsha, the multi-platinum artist from the French Caribbean
Judges will each retain twenty five percent voting power, leaving the public with an additional twenty five percent leverage. Public voting polls are open until March 25 and you can vote for your favourite finalist by sending an SMS to the short code dedicated to their country, along with their key word.
The finale will be hosted by Capso and Wanjira Longauer.
The overall grand prize comprises of a record deal, promotion and mentorship campaigns for a total value that exceeds $500,000.