Adrian Kwelepeta wins Sunbird Search for a Star: Malawi tatent show

Lilongwe-based teen Adrian Kwelepeta was in the wee hours of Sunday crowned this year’s Sunbird Search for a Star winner in front of a strong audience at Capital Hotel.

The 19-year-old boy outclassed four other finalists namely Chisomo Nteteka, Sithembile Banda, Ruth Magona and Brian Kachilowa to grab the half million Kwacha ultimate prize, with 100% public votes.

He walked away with the K500 000 (US$1 176).

Asked what was going through his mind after winning, Adrian said: “I don’t know.”

“This competition has taught me a lot in as far as my music career is concerned. I can now boost to say I am a musician because I have learnt a lot,” he said.

Adrian Kwelepeta: Winner of Sunbird Search a Star. It’s time to face the musical!

Chisomo, also from the capital popuraly known as Chichi, scooped the second position and was magnanimous in defeat.

“Adrian deserved to win,” she sai describing him as a clean-cut singer.

Ruth Magona, representing the commercial city, Blantyre, finished third.

The competition which was inaugurated last year as E-wallet was first won by  Wakhumbachi  Kaluwa.



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