Written by MARAPOST CORRESPONDENT
BLANTYRE (MaraPost)—Five contestants have progressed to the finals of the Sunbird Search for Star music competition after surviving fourth and last eviction show held last Saturday in Blantyre.
The final show will be held on December 14 at Sunbird Capital Hotel in Lilongwe where the winner will walk away with K500,000 as grand prize, K300,000 and K200,000 will be given to second and third finalists, respectively.
The show lived up to the billing with contestants, who performed local trucks such as Ned Mapira’s Kaphiri kakwanthu, Alan Namoko’s Lameck, Lucky Stars’ Chinafunabale, Micheal Yekha’s Ndiwerengere ndalama, Bright Nkhata’s Ndiri ndimanyazi, Kalimba Band’s Mlendo ndi mame and Giddes Chalamanda’s Line and Chemeri, received overwhelming praise from the judges and standing ovation from the audience.
There was apparent excitement among the patronage with some taking to the dance floor in appreciation to the golden old music, which really made the fourth eviction four very captivating.
The finalists are Sithembire Banda, Brian Kachilowa, Adrian Kwerepete, Ruth Magona and Chisomo ‘Chichi’ Nteteka.
The contestants who were shown the exit door despite splendid performance are Dorothy, Kondwani Luwe, Gift Vole and Stanley, christened as ‘Tholo’.
The show was also spiced up with live performances from acoustic musicians David and Edgar who equally mesmerized the audience with their tracks such as ‘Ndifuna Energy Saver’ and ‘Fanuel’.
The ‘old man himself’, Giddes Chalamanda also added colour to the event when he separately joined two contestants (Chisomo and Brian) on stage singing and dancing to the delight of the fans, who couldn’t help, but follow suit.
During the show, sponsors of the music competition, Sunbird Tourism also splashed prizes to lucky winners of a raffle draw. The grand prize of two nights for two people at any sunbird Hotels went to Linga Gondwe whereas Sally Chanza and Elizabeth Kwaila won dinner for two at Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel’s Picasso Restaurant. Seven other won Sunbird branded umbrellas.
Written by MARAVIPOST Ireporter
On Friday, November 15, Nigerian midfielder of the Super Eagles, Ogenyi Onazi, was quoted in an interview with Complete Sports, 'We’ll beat Ethiopia 2-0'.
Indeed, on Saturday, November 16, it came to pass when Nigeria’s Super Eagles triumphed over Ethiopia 2-0, winning them their ticket to the World Cup series. At first, many found the young footballer’s prediction simply amusing. Now, that it actually has come to pass, there is much debate about how he could make such an accurate prediction. Some are proclaiming Onazi a young prophet, but many are pointing fingers to his spiritual father and mentor Prophet T.B. Joshua.
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Donors Souring on Joyce Banda
Caught between a rock and a hard place, but nevertheless keen to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes, President Joyce Banda had earlier on “dissolved” her cabinet with much fanfare.
Only to re-appoint the whole lot back with the exception of Dr Ken Lipenga – who should have never been a Minister of Finance to begin with, and Ralph Kasambara, her now estranged Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Legal Advisor of her Peoples Party (PP).
If we were to comment on developments with respect Ralph Kasambara at this point, we would be in contempt.
Suffice to say that President Joyce Banda is ruing the day she first set her eyes on Ralph Kasambra.
The arrest of former Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister Raphael Kasambara on charges of the attempted murder of Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo should have been a nightmare for one of Malawi’s most cunning criminal lawyers.
However the saga is turning out to be a horrendous affair for the first family and their hangers on. Before this trial is over the gate will crash.
In brief, from the day one of the court circus, Ralph Kasambara went on the offensive, completely taking the State by surprise and in fact tactically outmanoeuvring the horde of lawyers assigned to send him to the gallows.
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Christmas Car Give away
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Written by MANENO CHIMULALA
MZUZU(MaraPost)--Driven by patriotic impetus Malawi artists have organised a concert which will give them a platform to speak out against public abuse including the famous abuse of public resources at Capital Hill. The show is slated for 30th October, 2013 at Portuguese Club in Lilongwe.
In a telephone interview with Marapost, spokesperson of the organising committee Andrew Mihawa indicated that the show which will tackle public abuse in general, has been organised in light with the public funds abuse which is currently haunting patriotic citizens of Malawi.
“The show is an initiative against all sorts of abuse such as rape, wife battering, public funds mismanagement and many more. It will give artists in Malawi a chance to use their art as a platform to speak out on their personal experience with abuse and also share sentiments of what they have observed,” said Mihawa.
Artists to perform at the show include Q Malewezi, Gwamba, Synick , D1, BFB, RayFane, Capital gal and Janta, Malavi Queenz, Dare Devils Genesis, S.a.m.u.e.l, Krazy G, Blaze and Chizzy, Tidda Case, Dj Sparks on the Deck and many others.