Kelvin Zalimba wins E-wallet crown and K3mil car: Malawi singing talent

Singing sensation 20-year old  Kelvin Zalimba  beat  four contestants in the finals to win the talent E-Wallet contest.

Kelvin Zalimba insert right and the car prize with contestants clapping hands for his win

Kelvin Zalimba insert right and the car prize with contestants clapping hands for his win

Paul Kachala (left) is one of the evicted male contestants. Photo by Kimpho Loka.

Some of the contestants in the E-Wallet

Zalimba battled it  out with Sigele Akimu, Shanice Tandwe, Eunice Mhango and Jeremiah Chikhwaza to win a lucrative  K3 million Nissan Tiida.

“I couldn’t believe it when the named me the winner,” Zalimba told Nyasa Times.

“I am very happy. It’s a dream come true,” Chilomoni-based youngster added.

Zalimba who performed the reindition of  Luther Vandross’ Buy Me a Rose had to emerge winner in a  tie breaking mechanism when contestants had to vote for each other. He is the only one who got two votes.

Earlier, Zalimba got the node from one of the judges, Dumisani Mfune.

He said: “Musical aptitude is one of the key attributes I look for in a musician apart from interpretation. We don’t want copycats like what we have in the gospel music scene where most music is copied from South Africa, no disrespect but this is true. That unique voice is Kelvin.”

But judges Marvin Hanke settled for  Eunice Mhango and  Rudo Mkukupha-Chakwera picked Shanice Tandwe who emerged  a runner up.

Rudo said about Shanice: “Recording her voice, will give you goose bumps.”

Shanice was gracious in defeat, calling her rival “unique”.

She said “the best guy won. Kelvin deserves it.”

Eunice Mhango, who is the main vocalist at Mizu Band was announced as the second runner-up.

The road to the E-Wallet season six started with auditions in Mzuzu where two were picked Mwayi Matiti and Kennedy Burton followed by Lilongwe where they picked namely three namely Sigele Akimu, Ruth Kulaisi and Shadreck Amos.

In Blantyre, nine were selected and they are Enerst Masi, Rita Kalonga, Eunice Mhango, Shanice Tandwe, Jeremiah Chikhwaza, Annie Kapanda, Khumbo Manda, Kelvin Zalimba and Jeremiah Chigwenembe.

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Shaibu Ndaganiza
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Shaibu Ndaganiza
4 months 16 days ago

We love kelvin so much.

Dalitso Paul
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4 months 20 days ago

zotsangalatsa.

Bester Banda
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Bester Banda
4 months 20 days ago

look at the Malawian they are talking over now

gertie
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gertie
4 months 21 days ago

wow, congratulations Kelvin. I liked your voice mahn, im excited u made it. as fo th others, u were equally gud. but there has to be one winner

goodboy
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goodboy
4 months 22 days ago

timwele nkala bongo 3 mita

Chechamba
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Chechamba
4 months 22 days ago

Eunice was the best this season! She knows the A to Z of music! Even in front of international music judges, she could have won it! Vote rigging sidzathaaaaa! This is why real musicians don’t join izi.. Shame to E-Wallet

The Photographer's Camera
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The Photographer's Camera
4 months 22 days ago

Nanu inu a E-Wallet galimotoyi tu simumayeneranso kuipentapenta chomchi iai.

If the dude has plans to sell it, will this painting not pose a challenge hence impact negatively on the price? Even if he has plans to be moving about town visiting friends and girlfriends; would he have to be seen kuti galimotoyo anangopatsidwa?

Why would you want to give out the car yet want to cling to it? Eating and wanting to have the cake as well? Brainlessness at it’s worst!!!!

Maureen mlenga
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Maureen mlenga
4 months 22 days ago

wow, you really deserve it Kelvin! congrants bro

afallah
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afallah
4 months 23 days ago

cograts bro u really deserve it.

Jackson Banda
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Jackson Banda
4 months 23 days ago

honestly Eunice Kadzuwa Mhango is a talented singer, i expected her to make it but lo our voting system………

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