Buchi to visit malawi

Nigerian based reggae-gospel legend Buchi Atuonwu, popularly known as Buchi, is coming back in August this year to perform at the Believe Movement 2017 conference.
The movement conference, whose goal is to create a platform for the youth to display their talents and gifts in singing, is set to host the 60-year-old artist in Lilongwe.
One of the organizers for the event Jonathan Phwitiko said Buchi will arrive in the country on August 14 and will inspire the youth in the country on different topics that have been lined up for the vent.
“This year we are holding the same event but with a different approach. Last year’s event was more about teachings of this gospel.
“But this time around we are focusing on having more performances. We have invited several artists from within and outside the country,” said Phwitiko adding that they expect a huge turn up to surpass last year’s patronage which had 200 participants.
Buchi is expected to perform alongside a hip-hop artist from Zambia named Microphone7 and other local artists such as Suffix, Faith Mussa, Maestro, Sound the Trumpet just to mention a few.
Nadine Rukatsi, a Malawian gospel artist now based in Switzerland, founded Believe Movement in 2016 by sharing a vision she had about young people in the country, which became a dream come true months later, according to Phwitiko.
“Nadine shared the vision of giving young people the platform to show their talents.
“She shared this vision with us as fellow youths at Lilongwe Pentecostal Church members where she used to congregate before moving to Switzerland. Together we made it happen and she is coming back this year with another touch,” he said.
In a telephone interview from Switzerland, Rukatsi said the plan for a three-day conference is almost the same as last year’s but with different artists and some new guest speakers.
According to Rukatsi, this year’s theme is ‘Don’t give up on God, Don’t give up on yourself, Don’t give up on one other.’
She said despite the conference focusing on the youth, the show is open to people of all ages.
“I urge all people to come and be part of this. Buchi will perform live and more details about his shows will follow later. He will also be sharing a few words of wisdom towards this initiative and our goals in life,” said Rukatsi.
Buchi is well known for hit songs like It is well,
What a life, These days, Sound of life , What a mighty God , Mma Mma . He has been in the industry for 29 years with five audio and two video albums.
In his first visit to Malawi in 2007, Buchi performed at the then French Cultural Centre (Now Blantyre Cultural Centre) in Blantyre and Capital Hotel and Silver Stadium in Lilongwe.

News song for alinafe mwambira

Lilongwe based Gospel songstress Alinafe Trywel Mwambira has now released a hit single titled ‘Mwaonera ndani’ which has already started receiving positive feedbacks in different platforms including Radio’s and Social media.
Mwambira said that the single has come as an appetizer to her fans ahead of the new album which she is currently cooking with help from Khumbo Kaliwo and Joseph Tembo of Groove Magic studios and it is expected to be out end of July.
“I am currently working on my fourth album to be out probably by the end of July, the album is titled “Bail me out”, I believe this will transform many lives as it carries soul touching songs,” she said
According to Mwambira songs in the album will include mwaonera ndani, no life without Jesus, Samasintha, wamkulu and Ndiyemweyu.
About her silence, fourth year student pursuing bachelors of Arts in education at Mzuzu University, Mwambira pointed out that she had a very busy schedule saying she was concentrating on her studies.
“I had been busy with my studies but now I have time to continue working on my album”, she said
‘Mwaonera ndani’ ’ song talks high about people who claim to be God fearing but behind the scenes they do contrary to God’s will.
She added “People should expect more touching songs from me. Songs that will keep them close to God,”
Mwambira came in the lime light after releasing her debut album titled “Zabisika” in 2004 which was followed by “Akhala nane” released in 2008 and then in 2015 she also released another album titled “Mwai wachiwiri”.
Inspired by many local gospel musicians in the country Mwambira has invested her time in spreading the word of God through Music.

New song for Dangoman


Malawian musician Dangoman has released his third album, this one in reggae dominated style produced with the help of Malawian reggae guru Anjiru Fumulani of the famous reggae band, Black Missionaries.
The album’s track, ‘Nzeru’, is enjoying Malawian radio airwaves on demand by listeners together with ‘Chetechete’ and ‘Wankulu’.
The other tracks are ‘Ukwati Woyera’, ‘Zachikondi’, ‘Nthawi’, ‘Kufuna Kwanu Kuchitidwe’, ‘Mau’, ‘Titanthuzireni’ and the album’s sound track ‘One Love’.
“The songs are gospel oriented secular and one song is about love in a slow beat,” said Dangoman, whose real name is Francis Kadango.
This is his third album — the first was ‘Ndilinanu’ that had the hit ‘Mangabuleki’ and the second was ‘Masopatsogolo’.
“’The album ‘Masopatsogolo’ did not go well [on the market] but this ‘One love’ will redirect it,” he said.
This is his second week of publicity and he says the launch of the album is expected soon where he also wants to re-launch his career.
Anjiru is his sponsor while the album was produced by Amos Mlolowa at Active A Productions in Ndirande, Blantyre which also recorded the Black Missionaries’ Kuimba 10.
Dangoman interest in music started way back when he was studying at St. Paul The Apostle Seminary where he was playing drums for their school band, SPAS, which has also produced Malawi’s music maestro Lucius Banda.
“I have performed with Lucius’ Zembani Band as well with Maloto Vibes and Alleluya Band. Music is a calling to me and I have been encouraged by the responses from the public and other music gurus like Lucius and the legend Paul Banda.

New album for adriankwelepeta

Adrian Kwelepeta, is back with a second album entitled Live or Die Story.
The 10 track solo album is set to be launched at Grittah’s Camp in Lilongwe on Friday, June 30 this year, having been over a year in the making at the UK record label ‘Spare Dog Records’ with Swedish producer Mattias Stanackle.
Adrian Kwelepeta launches an album.
“It [The album] will come out internationally on iTunes and Spotify,” confirmed the talented guitarist and percussionist.
Adrian indicated that during the launch of his album on June 30, Moto Buu Band and Mbanayi Band will be the supporting acts. He further indicated that the performances will start at 8pm with an entry fee of K2000.
The young multi-talented artist said he will sell his album worldwide and plans a Europe tour next year in June to promote the Live or Die Story.
Earlier in March, he released a musical video titled ‘Chulu Cha Mchele’ from the album and the audio track is enjoying airplay in most local radio stations.
“Live Or Die Story” is an Afro-Folk Rock style album and a great work of art by Adrian whose musical career came to limelight in 2013 after winning Sunbird Search for a Star music competition.

Culture arrive d in malawi

Jamaican reggae clique Culture has been treated to a warm welcome in Malawi having arrived in the country through Chileka Airport in Blantyre, Wednesday afternoon.
It was proven that Malawi is not called the warm heart of Africa for nothing when Rastafarians in the company of veteran musician Lucius Banda invaded the airport to welcome the group.

In an effort to make the visitors feel at home, members of the Rastafarian community sang praise songs.
Also spotted at the airport was Malawi’s high flying Reggae family, the Black Missionaries.
The award winning band sang along the Rastafarian community in the name of unity.
However the main headliner of Culture’s journey to Malawi is none other than Kenyatta Hill, son to the late Joseph Hill who was until his death the band’s leader.
Talking to the media upon arrival, Kenyatta expressed happiness being in Malawi. His mother is among those who have made the trip.
The internationally recognised band is in the country for two music concerts, one in Blantyre and the other in Lilongwe on 2nd and 3rd June respectively, courtesy of Impact Events Company which is headed by Lucius Banda.
Banda told the media that Malawians’ love for reggae music is the reason why they keep inviting international reggae acts.
Their Malawi stage experience will see Culture entertaining reggae lovers at Mibawa multipurpose hall before Civo Stadium in Lilongwe finishes the remaining half of the cake.

manganya in emerging songbird with. Gloria Manong,a

 

Emerging gospel songbird, Gloria Manong’a

on Sunday defied the odds and put up impressive show at Mlambe Motel in Balaka district- which is usually shunned by popular gospel artists.

Backed by Monarchy Band, Manong’a’s gospel explosion show attracted impressive turnout that gave out support every artist would dream of; and for those artists who were listed as part of performers but chose to stay away, will surely live to regret it.

With support from Maggie Mangani, King James Phiri and Kiswell Mandala among others, it was an afternoon well spent for the Balaka fans that enjoyed every song the performing artists dished out.

The audience went into ecstasy when the master of ceremony announced the presence of social commentator, activist and comedian Michael Manganya Usi who was guest of honor.

Manganya who was accompanied by veteran musician, Overton Chimombo left the audience in stitches with his comical speech and dance.

“Manganya Savala jekete (Manganya does not put on jackets),” he said while removing his jacket to dance to once ofMang’anda’s songs to the glee of the audience.

Manganya pledged to support both Manong’a and Mangani and expressed his delight for the artists’ continued efforts in spreading the gospel through music.

“Let’s dance and enjoy, but we should enjoy in the name of the Lord for after this life, we all want to go to heaven,” said Manganya, getting applause from the audience.

He then took the audience by surprise when he offered education support to needy children, thus, after he was impressed by how one of the children at the show danced.

“These children are future leaders; we need to support them in every effort to attain education. This is why I am offering to support the needy children so that they can have better education,” he added.

During the show, Manong’a gave Manganya a gift of which the comedian decided to buy at K100,000.

 

 

Malawi’s multi-award winning rapper, Tay Grin’s song Chipapapa featuring Nigeria’s 2Baba, has scooped the Best African Traditional Video award at the WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards (WAMVA) 2016.

WatsUp TV, organisers of the awards,
on Wednesday announced winners of
the maiden edition of the pan African
entertainment awards.
Tay Grin is among the 22 winners
emerged out of the 170 music acts and
video directors who were nominated
when the WAMVA 2016 were launched
in September. He was the only
Malawian act nominated for the
awards.
This is the Nyau King’s second
international music award this year
after scooping the Star Award at the
Black Entertainment Film Fashion
Television Arts (BEFFTA) UK Awards in
November where he was also
competing for the Best International
Male African Act. He also bagged two
awards at the 2016 UMP Awards,
Artist of the Year and Best Music Video
– Chipapapa .
This year the awards had 20
categories and for the Best African
Traditional Video, the Malawian rapper
was facing competition from leading
African acts from Nigeria, South Africa,
Ghana, Uganda and Rwanda.
Out of the 10 spots in the category,
Nigeria had four nominations occupied
by Flavour ft. Selebobo –
MmegeMmege, YemiAlade – Ferrari,
Humblesmith ft. Davido – Osinachi and
Timaya ft. Flavour – Money .
Ghana had two nominations taken by
4X4 ft. BukBak – Atongo and BisaKdei
– Brother Brother . South Africa has
Mzee ft. Rafiti – Salif Keita, Uganda
hadKnowelessButera – KoNashize,
while Uganda had Navio – Njogereza.
Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz
emerged top with three awards; Best
African Male Video – Kidogo featuring
P-Square , which also scooped Best
African Music of the Year and the Best
African Collabo Video – Make Me Sing
featuring

WAMVA is an annual award presented
by WatsUp TV dedicated to the
celebration and honouring of the best
in African Music Videos. The awards
are meant to boost and encourage the
production of quality music videos
across Africa and beyond.
WAMVA creates the best opportunity to
judge African Music Videos from
various Anglophone and Francophone
thereby bridging the gap between the
music industries in Africa.
The annual awards ceremony is set to
become a legendary trend on the Bloc
of honouring African musicians and
other industry players across Africa.
Nominations and winners are chosen
by the general public and a special jury
collated from the industry across the
continent.
The 2016 winners are expected to
storm Ghana next year for a Made In
Africa concert, a music festival by
WatsUp TV.