Mulakho festival celebrated in style

Over the weekend, all roads led to Chonde in Mulanje where the Lhomwe people were commemorating the 6th anniversary to the day they launched their cultural grouping, the Mulhako Wa Alhomwe and it was another unique celebrations.

Minister Atupele Muluzi during one of a traditional dance

Minister Atupele Muluzi during one of a traditional dance

Minister Bright Msaka joining the dancers

Minister Bright Msaka joining the dancers

For the past years,  young women who were dancing topless  grabbed headlines but this time around they were well covered but some erotic  traditional dances which involved ministers and senior government officials was a major highlight as photographers focused on their moves.

The event attended by President Peter Mutharika, whose brother and former president late Bingu wa Mutharika founded the heritage, attended the event.

The main purpose of Mulhako Wa Alhomwe is to revive the cultural values and practices, thus promoting the cultural identity and rediscovering the roots of the Lhomwe people.

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44 thoughts on “Mulakho festival celebrated in style”

  1. Snake eaters says:

    Alomwe odya njoka

  2. zengete says:

    Amene wakwiya akakolope nyanja ya lake malawi. Alomwe sazatheka!!!

  3. Munthu wa Mulungu says:

    Kodi Atupele, umafuna kuti umutani mzimayiyo pagulu ngati pamenepa? Koma achawaaa. Osachita manyazi?

  4. VULUNGANYA says:

    Atupele kuchita kuyang’ana kumbali kuli kununkha kwa m’khwapa mwa mwana mulomwe….pepa nanga ukanatani poti ukanapanda kupita milandu ya adad ikhoza kuyambiranso?…Ngati uli wina mzimayi yekhayo umutumizireko ka sofia…nanga iwe ukumva bwanji pamene ukudyelera kuwina kwa APM pamene amene anamuvotera APMyo(probably including that lady) ali muumphawi wamtundu umenewo?

  5. CHEWA FEDERAL FRONT_(CFF) says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!

  6. Think Tank says:

    Bright and Atupele just want to keep their jobs. They were there to appease Peter. Look at the feet of this woman dancing with Atupele. They look they have never tasted shoes and it is a sign of poverty among the Lomwe.

    1. womenslib says:

      kikikikikik….gasp choke….kikikik

  7. Thanks for not talking Federation/Succession at your tribe party.Ihope it is in your mind now that it is National issue.FEDERATION IS GOOD for this Nation.

  8. Phaghlani Vwavwa says:

    The President spoke like a national leader for once. He needs to do more of that if he really loves this country as a whole

  9. Reformed Al-Qaeda says:

    Mulakho wa mabele.

  10. Wanganyewanganye mtumbuka says:

    I like your coment. My dear lhomwe. No culture no identity. Alhomwe alhomwe….nophiya. Ndikumva kukoma.

  11. Nima says:

    Are those government ministers or vendors?????

  12. Murima wi peee! Ndikumva Kukomaaa -orama nthaaaa…Wakwiya wafunaa….

  13. kukukuki says:

    I believe we Tonga will join you next year. we are coming with Malipenga Chilimika and Honala

  14. ujeni says:

    The stuff people do to please the appointer just to keep mipando is disgraceful

  15. khokholiwa says:

    mukhola wa a mwelo unemewu yendi liu ungonao khawe neme lilizi

  16. Yobe boo says:

    Koma Atupele wapeza kabooo! Atuuuuu !!!!!! Woyeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!

    What do you think?

  17. Machine Operator says:

    Ndindani angalimbe kwa mulomwe? Kodi m’mayesa zamasewera eti

  18. real life says:

    i liked this part where the mc constantly told the girls about need for education. next time tizitenga atsikana ophunzirako to be showcasing za culturezi konse ku malawi kuno kuti akhle ngati ma role models kwa enawo.sukulu komans promoting cultural heriatages country wide.

  19. ATUPEREE WA DPP TSOPANO. ASILAMU NDE MUTANI APA KAYA????? JUST JOIN US ODYA NKHUMBA NDI MBEWA IFE A DPP

  20. Clement says:

    WOSANYOZA CHIKHALIDWE CHANZATHU, PALIBE AMASAKHA KOBADWILA KAPENA KUSAKHA NTUNDU,TIYENI TILEMEKEZANE KUSIYANA ZIPEMBEZO KAPENA MITUNDU SIKHANI IMENEYO.NDIFE WOFANANA PAMASO PAWOTILENGAYO,TIYENI TIKONDE DZIKO LATHU NDIKUKONDANA WINA NDINZAKE NDIPO MULUNGU ZADALITSA DZIKO LATHU

  21. Namandwa mulophwana says:

    This is nothing but a festival od prostitutes and womaniser I hate all mulankhos and their people including the dancers I hate it. This is like seeing people dancing in hell stupid people.

  22. MBOLO PA BUMBU LA GERTRUDE says:

    Anthu atsankhu Alhomwe

  23. fisi Gammar says:

    Umenewo ndiye uchawa comment reserved

  24. Chief says:

    Why this president fail to attend the Ngoni Celebrations? The Chewa celebration? Selfish,&stupidity.

  25. Ena palibiletu siku limodzi lomwe anayamikira.Ndemanga zawo zimangokha zonyoza,zosusa apo ayi zotukwana.Ngakhale kuwapasa moni pa “social network” iliyonse amakufunsa,kukutukwana basi.Muzayamikira liti.Mukufunika kumasulidwa yesu ali pafupi.

  26. wa ku Mitchesi kuja says:

    It is indeed refreshing to know that the organizers dropped displaying the breasts of young, adolescent girls. Those displays were an aberration of our cultural ethos in this age, period. Those displays were nothing but chauvinistic; they were really to please the male gender only! Good riddance.
    Koma ndithu eti kuonesa mabele angomera kumene (what benefit was there, to the girls or society, in displaying the breasts)?

  27. chimpele says:

    pathetic

  28. chilungamo says:

    The history which was churned out by Sawelengera at the Mulhako wa Alhomwe Celebrations in Mulanje on 25th October, 2014 should be scrutinized and if possible made available to all Malawians and authenticated by Historians! I did not know that the Mulhakos arrived in Malawi in 1300AD, if they did why r there very few Mulhako Chiefs in Malawi? Mind 90% of the Chiefs in Mulanje, Thyolo and Chiradzulo r not Mulhako! Most of the Mulhako were given land to settle by the chiefs they found already settled in Malawi. It is the same if u go to Balaka, Machinga, Mangochi and Zomba. Are we trying to rewrite our history? Historians please help!

  29. petrol kali says:

    Atupele kujijilika watotanso ameneyi bwinotu bwino

  30. original gobe says:

    za ziii.

  31. Koma Malawi says:

    Please Peter pay us our salaries than just eat our monies with your grandmothers in the name of cultural heritage

  32. koko says:

    Zinali bwino. Lets promote our culture guys, wosafuna akakose transformer ku escom power.

  33. edwin says:

    Zofunika izi

  34. clement says:

    Kkkkk feel good and inspired with Hon Bright Msaka.l didn’t espect you to dance.Next time I will try my best to attend this annual gathering.To the rest of Mulhakhos I sulute you my people.

  35. Chikuli boyz says:

    Umatodya njoka, ana nkhano iwe

  36. Mbuchindele says:

    Za zii
    Kukonda chigololo basi. A so called women activist mwala ‘oyera’ simaonerera girls conducting erotic dances in the public like that. Zitsiru za anthu

  37. Namu! says:

    Weird.

  38. Khuth'upa o'Machemba says:

    It is gratifying that the organizers accept constructive criticism, and act on suggestions.
    How else to describe the absence of young girls degrading themselves by exposing their breasts, in the name of culture? Times do change indeed.
    Congratulations are in order here.

  39. Nyani wa ku Mwananyani says:

    I missed the celebration this year. But I intend to make amends next time.
    However, this is the nominal date I always think of our ancestors of Namulhi (aka Lhomwe) Hills near Irripela, Zambezia Province in Mozambique. These hills are considered the cradle of humanity by our people, because these Hills gave the first of the human race, according to our legend.
    Our people escaped en masse, from Portuguese occupiers because of their brutality, which escalated from the occupiers demanding that people, through their chiefs, pay tax in form of produce. Even though the “Hills” were arguably the most productive in Moz., many people were starved because the “Ports” were pretty well taking all the produce.
    Some of our chiefs reluctantly submitted to the Portuguese: for example, chief Khumbanyiwa and his people were forced to an area rampant with malaria. In contrast, others like chief Namarohi (there is a district named after him), put up a gallant fight for but a year. But we salute and are proud of them all, without contradiction.
    The bottom line is: this is our day. We are not war like, as there is not history of significant internecine conflict. Our subgroups, the atakhwani, akokhola, amihavani, anyamwelo, ameeto, amuhipiti or the larger amakua group are always peace-loving.
    We celebrate this day, not to establish ascendency or superiority. Only to celebrate our origin, history and culture, baasi. Nothing else.

    1. Tengupenya says:

      aliyense ndi mfumu pa khomo pake. banja lake ndi mudzi wake woyamba. abale ake ndi pfuko lake loyamba. a neba ndi dziko lake loyamba. palibe zopondana. tonse ndi mabanja anthu ndi a neba athu ziko limodzi basi. ukakwata kunja, zako zimenezo. ana ako akazalowerera basi. koma ukazabwera nawo ku mwambo wathu tizawalandira onse ndiwenso.

  40. Charter says:

    ugly stuff!

    1. Gertude says:

      Real nasty with a lot of sexual connotations. Lord have mercy!!

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