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Giddes Impresses

Giddes Impresses

Arts, Entertainment
Octogenarian Giddes Chalamanda, popularly known as Agide, on Friday defied his age when he gave a scintillating performance at Chameleon Club in Lilongwe.  The show, which was a launch of his South Africa tour, saw him perform for almost an hour with lots of energy and vigour. He opened his set with the hit song Che Melie before performing Nthawi Zina. Then he once more performed Che Melie followed by other songs such as Nellie, Linny and Culture Yathu before he was interrupted by Davis Njobvu of the Edgar ndi Davis duo. “Ngati a Giddes tinapita nawo ku America tikakanike ku Sasafrica? [If we managed to take Giddes to America, can we fail to take him to South Africa],” he said while mimicking former president Bakili Muluzi
Joyah’s The Road To Sunrise Premiere Weekend

Joyah’s The Road To Sunrise Premiere Weekend

Arts, Entertainment
First Dawn Arts Managing Director and award-winning filmmaker, Shemu Joyah is set to premiere his latest film titled The Road to Sunrise in Lilongwe on November 3, 2017. Joyah, who came into the limelight in literary circles for directing and producing Seasons of a Life and The Last Fishing Boat, movies, which won the hearts of many Malawians said in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) Tuesday that Bingu International Convention Centre Auditorium would be the venue for the launch while in Blantyre, it would be premiered on November 11, 2017 at Robin’s Park in Blantyre. Joyah said the film tackles a number of social issues that affect women in society and Malawi in particular. “But the film is for everyone else [to watch] regardless of gender orientation. This is why we are targe
Malawians To Vote For Generations’ Best Actor

Malawians To Vote For Generations’ Best Actor

Arts, Entertainment
As Superior Country Wide Drama competition reaches climax,Malawians will have the opportunity to vote for the best actor to be featured in South African Television soap Generations the Legacy. Superior Events Management (SEM) Director, Japhet Majekete told Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Friday that the best drama group and actor competition will start soon. Majekete also said they are still discussing with the South-African Soap ‘Generations the Legacy’ to have the best actor featured in the soap. “We are still discussing with the generations crew and soon we will make a statement on this but all is going on well,” said Majekete According to Majekete, the best actor will come from the 10 groups that have made it to the National finals of the competition. “We are going for reality show n
Second Chance Movie Nears Premier

Second Chance Movie Nears Premier

Arts, Entertainment
GOSM production in association with Landline production have come together to produce a master piece movie titled “”Second Chance’’. The movie written by Isaac Misoya, is a story about a boy who lost his parents, brother whilst his girlfriend was impregnated by another man. Misoya added these were the genesis of all problems in the life of the main actor, for he stopped believing in God, and he had no hope of life. He said upon falling in love with a Christian girl he had a second chance to make things right with his life. ‘’The movie was inspired by a number of people whom I know were in the same situation, I thought it wise to bring encouragement to those who are going through the same situation, it’s not only here in Malawi but even in other countries,’’ Misoya explained. ‘’No matt
Innovation: Mzimba Man Develops Hydroelectric Power Plant

Innovation: Mzimba Man Develops Hydroelectric Power Plant

Arts, Business
While the country is being subjected to continuous blackouts, a 35-year-old Cored Nkosi has all the reasons to smile. He has his own power source to rely upon; and it was developed by himself. Nkosi is a complete self-made electrical engineer and four years ago he developed Kasangazi Hydroelectric Power Plant which generates power of about 600 volts (AC). The generated power is transmitted through wires to his Yobe Nkosi Village, a distance of 3 kilometres. His passion in electrical engineering started like a dream during his early days at Mzimba Secondary School but reality has carried through to fruition. A tour to his home, one would think the man is mad, or is trying to invent a rocket. His veranda is full of pieces of metal, wires, screwdrivers and magnetic bars. The items have yi...
Kapalepale Dies At 82, Veteran Radio Play Actor

Kapalepale Dies At 82, Veteran Radio Play Actor

Arts, Entertainment
Veteran radio-play-actor Smart Likhaya Mbewe who became a household name due to his acting name Kapalepale died on Friday evening after being bedridden for long time due to effects of stroke he suffered in 2004. Mbewe died at Mulanje District Hospital and will be laid to rest at his home Muliya village, Traditional Authority Juma in the district. He is survived by nine children and 33 grandchildren. Kapalepale made a name in the 1980s and 90s when he entertained listeners on MBC Radio in Sewero La Sabata Ino episode which later wore the moniker of Kapalepale the lead actor in the 30 minute play. The lead actor was Likhaya Mbewe himself who was also the producer of the program. Likhaya Mbewe’s career spans 39 good years. He joined the public broadcaster in 1964 as a member of the admin
If Malawian Political Parties Were Sports Personalities

If Malawian Political Parties Were Sports Personalities

Arts
DPP:........ Floyd Mayweather Jr........Amamvetsa anthu kuwawa. Some people think his victories are staged MCP. ......Ichocho. .......Has a good following, always comes second and claims he was robbed UDF. ......Asafa Powell........A dominant sprinter until Usain Bolt came along. Reduced to Usain's training partner and relay race teammate AFORD. ......Esau Kanyenda. .......Should have retired by now PP. ......Michael Carrick. ......The captain doesn't play.John Pen 
DZIKO LANU, DZIKO LANGA, DZIKO LATHU……………NDATI DZIKO LANDANI KODI?

DZIKO LANU, DZIKO LANGA, DZIKO LATHU……………NDATI DZIKO LANDANI KODI?

Arts
UNIMA (especially Chanco) lecturers – That spoilt brat who refuses to eat each time his demands aren’t met Primary school teachers – That adopted child who does most of the work around the house but hardly gets rewarded Kindergarten teachers – Just like their students, they are content to sing and play all day…….no stress. Mafana a Roads – Mwana uyu ndiye amangoyendera mwambi wokuti “kukana nsalu ya akulu nkuvika”. Nsaluzo ndiye wazivika osati masewera. Judiciary staff – That insolent child who blackmails his parents because they think he knows their secrets. Both mummy and daddy fear that he will spill the beans. Immigration – That bouncer who ends up letting everyone in at your “strictly by invitation” party. Police service – That deceitful child who will never ask for anything at h
Model Blessing Christian Now Musician

Model Blessing Christian Now Musician

Arts, Fashion
She has paraded in several fashion shows and festivals in the country, but cat-walking seems not to be the only talent that the Lilongwe-based model was blessed with. Apart from being a reputable model in Malawi, Blessing has also starred in hit videos like ‘She Never Worry’ by D1 featuring Blasto and South Africa based Zimbabwean Buffalo Souljah’s ‘My Lady’. This year, the budding songstress, calling herself B$C, has appeared with a head banging song “Follow My Pace”, produced by well-known Lilongwe based producer Eril. “My real name implies the fact that I have some gospel roots. I initially started doing music at the age of 12 in church. Consequently, I was thoroughly absorbed into Dancehall and Pop music. "I was also motivated by my parents who are songbirds as well,” said B$C wh