Lilongwe Ngoni chapter to hold Isingoni competition

The Lilongwe Maseko Ngoni chapter will on February 10 2018 host Isingoni competition at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lilongwe.

Andrew Kamlopa dancing Ngoma, Chair Lilongwe Chapter to grace the function

The competition will draw various Ngoni zones in the Centre to encourage Ngoni youths to preserve their culture and speak Isizulu, the Ngoni language

Lilongwe Maseko Ngoni chapter chairperson Andrew Kamlopa said the competition targets the youth.

“We are targeting the youth because they are the ones that will preserve our cultural beliefs,” he said.

Kamlopa further said they also want to promote the Ngoni culture among the youth, especially those living in town.

“Our youth need to know their mother tongue and our traditional values. We do not want Ngoni youths to copy Western cultural practices because we are living in town,” he said.

Kamlopa said they noticed the need to train Ngoni youths living in town on how to speak Isizulu.

“We have six zones across Lilongwe and each zone has mentors who are teaching our youngsters how to speak Isizulu.

“This platform will give a chance to our youths to know more about their cultural values,” he said.

Kamlopa added that apart from aiming to teach youngsters how they can speak Isizulu, they also want to bring together Ngonis living in Lilongwe to know each another.

Inkosi Yamakosi Gomani V has been a vocal advocate for Ngoni cultural values.

During last year’s Umnhlangano wa Maseko ceremony, he urged his subjects to ensure that to train the youth both in formaleducation and cultural values.

“This is the only way we can promote our identity,” he said.

He is expected to be the guest of honour at the function

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6 years ago

Koma kumenekoooooo. Tiangoni tsopano. Ndiye mukuti muziphunzitsana chinenero chama Zulu? kikik .

Ife Ahlomwe timalimbikitsa ChiLomwe. Ayawo- Chiyawo. Asena-Chisena. Achewa-Chichewa. Ankhonde-Chingonde. Atonga-Chitonga. Ndiye mwati angoni muziphunzila Chizulu? Shame!

golo wa golo
golo wa golo
6 years ago

The Maseko Ngoni of Ntcheu are the most misguided group of Ngonis if they are really Ngonis anyway.They say here they want their children to speak isiZulu… What kind of misguided character is this.IsiZulu my foot! I thought the Maseko Ngoni originated from Swaziland. So how come you want to teach your children IsiZulu which is a language of the Zulus of South Africa. You should be teaching your children SiSwati -the language of the Swazis of Swazoland.I don’t understand this thinking….maybe I am wrong but come on do you have your own identity you Maseko Ngonis?

6 years ago

Awa nde osasewera nawo. Mtundu wa Saulos. Anthu obadwa olamulira. Nthawi yawo yakwana. Umkhoto we sizwe

6 years ago

Ngonis follows patrilineal system otherwise you are not Ngonis

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