The journey that started with 26 contestants, all aiming for the golden bag that holds the ultimate prize which is K0.5 million, ends on Saturday night with three finalists.
The competition is E-Wallet Talent Show, the setting is Sunbird Mount Soche hotel and the city is Blantyre, with Wakhumbachi Kalua, Guise Pemba and Tawonga Kanthungo as the last contestants in the race.
The million dollar, or maybe half million kwacha question is, who will carry the night come Saturday? Will Wakhumbachi make sure that the fun remains in Blantyre or will either Guise or Tawonga leave the commercial city in tears and cart the excitement to the capital Lilongwe?
“Each of the finalists is so thrilled to be in the finals and every one of them is so determined to win,” explained the competition chairman Felix Njawala in an interview with Nyasa Times.
“All is set and the guys are done with the recordings of their first single, which will be released after the finale,” he said further.
Speaking to Nyasa Times in separate interviews, the finalists could not hide their bliss to be at the finals and become the stars shining on the local and probably the international music scene.
“I see myself as an R&B/Soul star in the making,” said Wakhumbachi. She told Nyasa Times: “I wouldn’t say I’m lucky to be in the finals but am blessed and I thank God for taking me this far.”
The 17-year-old revealed that she was keen to win the competition because she plans to further the music career and strive for perfection in the industry at home.
And as he judges himself by the performances throughout the competition, Guise has the belief that he will carry the night, saying “I am confident because I believe that I can stand any kind of pressure performance-wise and that I can represent Malawi well on the international level.”
The youngest contestant, Tawonga, who is aged eleven, still maintains her dream of leading aspiring young artists in the country if she wins the competition.
“Youngsters in Malawi should realise that no matter how young you might be everything is possible, and winning this competition would mean a lot to me and my generation,” said Tawonga.
The E-Wallet finale is scheduled to start at 8pm and apart from the finalists, some of the evicted contestants, including Eric Matewere, Tiwonge Soko, The Elements Dance Crew, The Floor Steppers and Goma Nyondo, will also perform.
Also billed to entertain the audience are two of the country’s top Afro-Pop musicians, Maskal of Zili ndi iwe and the Part of life singer Dan Lu.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :