Fun seekers diary as Malawi clocks 48

As the country celebrates 48 years of self-rule this Friday, July 6, fun-seekers will be looking for places where they can make merry in style. Nyasa Times brings you the must be places this independence weekend.

The celebrations start in the capital Lilongwe, Thursday night as two of the country’s all-round musicians, Lulu and Piksy of ‘Palibe Bvuto’ and ‘Unamata’ fame storm Zanzi Night Club, giving you nothing but the best of their flairs.

The jamborees are expected to reach the climax on Friday in all the major cities of the country namely Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu as well as other major entertainment joints across Malawi.

Black Missionaries

Starting with the commercial city Blantyre, it is an ‘Independence Day Cultural Afternoon’ as musicians will come face-to-face with dramatists and poets because Fikisa, Gidesi Chalamanda, Kwathu Drama Group and other artists will come together to give you maximum family entertainment, powered by DStv and Africa Magic at the at Steers Garden from 1:30pm.

On Friday night, join DJs Boo and Joey as they bring you ‘Independence Party’ at Club Mustang Sally where they are promising to give you a scintillating selection of the hottest songs, both local and international that will keep you glued onto the glitzy dance floor with drinks going down at the lower and upper bars of the immaculate club.

The show will start at 8pm till 5am, and hey, don’t forget it’s an independence party so you all know what the dress code calls for: Black, Red and Green.

Away from Blantyre, the fun goes to the lakeshore district of Mangochi where Chileka boys, the country’s reggae giants will be taking their reggae jams to Zitherepano on Friday night and joining them will be none other than the ‘Mbumba ya Abraham’ song maker Anthony Makondetsa aka ‘Mr Cool’ as well as Moda Fumulani and Yanjanani Chumbu, who are expected to set the jams rolling at exactly 8:30pm.

From Mangochi, we travel up the Lakeshore all the way to the Green City, Mzuzu where a trio that is topping local urban music charts, namely Piksy, the ‘Ndamusowa’ Afro-R&B wunderkind Armstrong and dancehall ‘Wadya iwe’ sensational Blak Jak will be at the Key Lounge, Mzuzu’s own paradise of entertainment.

Organised by FM 101’s DJ Malick, fresh from his Big Brother Africa Stargame performance two weeks ago, the show is dubbed ‘DJ Malick BBA Stargame After Party’ and will start at 8:30pm.

On Saturday, we get back on the road, following the Black Missionaries, Mr Cool, and Zimbabwe’s Banyana Bafana who will be at Mungo Park in the capital city, along the Mchinji Road from 8:30pm. On the same night, Blantyre-based Maskal of ‘Udalire’ will be entertaining club-goers with his Afro-RB melodies from his 2010 ‘Nthawi’ album from 8pm.

Closing the pack of entertainment will be The Black Missionaries again dishing songs from their Kuimba 1-8 albums as well as their new singles from their upcoming album ‘Kuimba 9’, this time they will be at Tiripano Leisure Centre in Lumbadzi on Sunday afternoon and they will again share the stage with Makondetsa as well as the Zimbabwean group Banyana Bafana from 1:30pm.

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