Blue Elephant gear up to usher New Year

As the year comes to an end, various entertainment spots have lined up various activities. Blue Elephant, fondly known as Blue Ele, one of the top clubs in Blantyre, will Monday night host a New Year’s bash, bidding farewell to the year 2012 and welcoming 2013 in style.

Dubbed ‘The V.I.P New Year’s Bash’, the merrymaking is expected to start at 8pm and will be coupled by live and DJ performances by some of the city’s urban musicians and top disc jockeys.

The club, which recently lost vibe but is slowly picking up, is expected to breathe back the life it used to have on its revellers with performances by Tanaposi, Rina, Yesaya aka Big Y, and Trappa.

This should really be a place to be in Blantyre come Monday night because the DJs who will be on the ones and twos are not just ordinary but the best of the best. They are FM 101’s Kenny Klips, DJ Joey and DJ Malick as well as Capital FM’s own Panther and Blu Ele’s resident DJ Rabbah.

“We are shutting down the year VIP style, with big sound on the night. We will be giving away Amarula to lucky ladies, free champagne at the stroke of midnight, and it promises to be fireworks,” says DJ Malick.

Malick, who was Malawi’s DJ representative at this year’s Big Brother Africa reality TV show, and also heads Cre8tive Entertainment, said this will be another way of thanking fun seekers who have been supportive throughout the year.

Tanaposi, famed for the track ‘John Chilembwe’ and straight from Kenya where is studying and doing music with the group LargeGang said he was happy to be back in the country where the urban music industry is now getting very competitive and was looking forward to perform at Blue Ele.

And speaking ahead of the bash, Yesaya, had this to say: “We want to shut down 2012 in style. There have been rumours that the world was going to end, but we made it and we want to celebrate life and welcome 2013 with a bang.”

“Expect me to give 110 percent and give my all,” he said while disclosing that among others, he will be performing two singles Konko and Ulele from his upcoming album titled Chiphadzuwa, as well as the song Stutter, which he did with Theo Thomson and Wizaymes.

Summing up the year 2012, the artist, who is a rapper/singer and producer, formerly of Team Gypsy and Matalala Records, described the year ending as a good year for urban music.

“We’ve seen upcoming artists establish themselves by releasing their debut albums – like Piksy and Armstrong. And we’ve seen a lot of promising singles from other artists. We’ve also had good shows this year, including the show with Nigerian star Ice Prince who came to Malawi.

“I definitely believe as urban artists we are finding our Malawian sound, giving an identity to Malawian music and we have laid a good foundation for 2013,” said Yesaya.

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