Star FM brings family poetry festival to Lilongwe

One of Malawi’s private radio stations Star FM has lined up a Family Poetry Festival dubbed ‘Chiphwando cha Ndatakatulo’ at Summit Cultural Center in Lilongwe on November 30.

Chamgomo: Poet show

Chamgomo: Poet show

With Bicco International and Super Sapuwa as main sponsors, the festival, according to Star FM’s Marketing Manager Brian Chamgomo is aimed at giving an early Christmas to the radio’s listeners.

The country’s celebrated vernacular poets Slyvester Kalizang’oma, Nyamalikiti Nthiwatiwa and Felix Njonjonjo will have to face the heat by upcoming poets such as Madalitso Nyambo, Hudson Chamasowa, Humble C, Joseph Madzedze and Michael Benjala among others.

Apart from poetry, there will also be live music performance by acoustic stars Apao Band from Chilinde and stand up comedy by A Chair and Mr Malawi.

“We decided to come up with this show to welcome capital city fans into a festive month of December.

“As you also might recall that Star FM head office is now based in Lilongwe, we would also want our listeners to have entertainment through poetry because its only Blantyre who gets a big
share in poetry shows,” said Chamgomo adding that there are a lot of shows lined up in December.

The show which will start at 1pm, will see fans parting ways with K1500 at the door while K1000 with advance payment.

Tickets are being sold Summit Cultural Center, Global Star shops, Vigen Massage Center in Upper House Building and Summer Park Internet Cafe.

Other sponsors at the show are Galani MW 1 and X Media.

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nyamalikiti bwanji ndamva kuti sakakhalako?

Makiyi Phiri

Tilikonko..tikawaone..timangomva achina Madalitso Nyambo, Nyamalikiti, Njonjonjo, Chamasowa and Chiwamba. I hear all these guys are graduates from Chancol. So encouraging.
Lcity is waiting for you.

Young poet

Make sure u dont use poets for your radio fames and personal come u market a poet whom you havent invited? What are you takin him for?

Hudson Chamasowa

I was never invited to this function. This day i will be performing at Palm Lodge in Vumbwe. Zikomo


I can’t wait to see Chamasowa nanga Chiwamba bwanji

Wailing Soul
Is this the same Hudson Chamasowa, once once respected Chanco graduate who sold his respect and dignity to PP via the Ufulu Radio? What a shame if the guy being referred to in this article as one of the to be Poets at the Lilongwe Festival. He was an embarrassment showing direct biased commentary I remember when the PP had a planned rally to distribute bicycles at Mjamba Freedom Park only for the heavens to open and heavy downpour to chase the people away and JB left before the end of the rally. Chamasowa was like: “Koma kuno kuli chinamtindi… Read more »

You just have personal issues with Chamasowa otherwise we all please our masters at work.


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