Malawi Association UK, organisers of the Malawi Achievers Awards, have said that all is now ready and set for the grand showcase of the second edition of the awards set for March 28 and have given an extension of selling the “remaining few tickets” to this Friday March 13.
The event will take off with a star studded line up of artists to perform at the magnificent Athena Hall in Leicester city.
Organisers said everything is on the right lane for the night of glamour – the second edition of the red carpet affair – for Malawians in UK and friends of Malawi.
“Due to public demand we have extended the sale of the few remaining tickets to Friday March 13th. This is due to demand from those who failed to buy. We have few tickets remaining to make it a sell-out,” Felix Banda project director of the awards told Nyasa Times.
“There will be no sell of ticket from Saturday March 14 as we will be planning the sitting arrangements and other logistics,” he added.
And Secretary General of Malawi Association UK, Stephenson Mbewe confirmed the artists to perform at the event.
They include Sean Focus, Brave Mnyayi, Ireland-based Pop Dogg, Dot and Darrel from Zimbabwe, Young Boys Dancers from Scotland and Lungo.
The organisers said there will be additional artists list to be released this week, which will include a headline star.
They say the headline artist and additional supporting artists will be disclosed after close of ticket sales this week to add flavour.
Despite keeping the headline artist wrapped up, Malawi music icon Lucius ‘Soldier’ Banda disclosed to Times TV and Daily Times that he was invited to perform at Malawi Achievers Awards and that he was processing his visa.
The nominations for various categories will run through Malawi Association UK website up to March 20, said Cosgane Kachingwe one of the organisers.
And according to Hanna Chasowa of the committee, an independent team of judges including heads of Malawi groups in UK and academics has been set up and will meet to scrutinise nominees and pick those to be awarded.
The committee will be independent of the organisers.
“It is not the organisers who will select those to receive the awards, It will be this independent committee,” added Getrude Banda.
The awards PR Director, Thom Twee, said the Malawi Achievers Awards is a landmark occasion and that the second edition will be full of pomp, with an after party at same venue up to the wee hours.
He said the organisers promised to deliver “a first-rate and superb experience” for the patrons’ value for their three course dinner meal and entertainment.
“It will be a Malawi night full of fun and the joy,” he said.
Malawi Achievers Awards UK, whose aim is to celebrate and recognise outstanding Malawian individuals and groups in the UK for their exceptional achievements and contributions to their respective communities both in the UK and in Malawi, is a project of Malawi Association UK (MAUK), an umbrella body for all Malawians in the UK.
It is a family event that will accommodate children and will start at 6:00pm prompt and will run through to 24:00 hours and thereafter there will be an after-party at same venue.
Organisers are encouraging those who haven’t bought tickets yet to do so, adding that anybody without a ticket will not be entertained and must not even make an effort to travel to the venue without a ticket hoping to squeeze themselves in because they will be embarrassed.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :