Malawi Achievers Awards UK have announced that this year’s biggest and glamorous red-carpet affair will finally take place on June 24, 2017 at Marriot Hotel in Leicester City amid promises of great sparks and sizzling entertainment frolics.
The prestigious Malawi Achievers Awards, whose aim is to honour and celebrate outstanding ordinary Malawians doing extraordinary things in their communities and the world at large, this year celebrates 25 years of Malawi Association UK’s existence and service to humanity.
Malawi Association UK chairperson Martin Guga made the announcement this week saying this year’s edition of the awards, the biggest Malawian diaspora event in the UK and beyond, will be bigger and better because the date of the event coincides with Malawi Association UK’s silver jubilee celebrations and it will be a momentous double-header gala night.
Guga said: “This year’s Achievers Awards will be the best event ever as on the same day, June 24th, Malawi Association UK will be celebrating 25 years of its existence, and we thought it would be ideal tohold the event on this eventful day and kill two birds with one stone.”
Guga emphasized that this year’s Achievers’ Awards which is the fourth edition since its inception four years ago, will be “much improved” and promised that this year, the preferential event will play host to one of Malawian biggest music star of international acclaim.
“Raise your hands up, if you are ready to party, celebrate and honour your meticulous and industrious country men and women making a difference to the motherland for the time to polish your dancing shoes, wear befitting expensive attires with glitz and glamour is almost here – the incredible Malawi achievers awards are back and with a bang,” said Guga.
Guga explained that submissions for nominations for the awards are open until the first week of June and all Malawians and all friends of Malawi are encouraged to nominate their favourite person or organisation to ensure they win an award in different categories.
He advises that when submitting the nominations, people are being requested to clearly state the name of the nominee and the category for which they are being nominated for, as well as link to their work or brief profile.
On the venue, Guga said the organisers decided to go back home to the magnificent Marriot Hotel in Leicester where the maiden edition of the awards took place because of its excellency and superlative services.
Malawi Achievers Awards Project Coordinator, Felix Banda said: “The auspicious ‘red–carpet’ event will this year be an unforgettable episode of a lifetime as everything about it is nothing but top-notch and will among other things feature a sumptuous 3 course dinner.”
Banda added: This year it’s going to be epic. Mad if you like, for there will be a buffet of live entertainment featuring a distinctly ‘poppier’ sounds of a newly-invented Malawian music maestro who will give the night a fandango of nostalgia to diaspora Malawians in attendance, coupled with the awards ceremony and an after-party.”
He warns that keeping up with the fun and entertainment action-packed for this year’s Malawi Achievers’ Awards will be a tall order for it will be like riding rapids and sounded a plea to all fun-loving Malawians and all and sundry to come and witness history taking its place.
“We are alerting the people to keep the date of June 24 for the event; there is a lot being cooked up in organising pot and more details will be released. As they say, good things comes in small packages. This year it is going on higher levels,” says Banda in a matter-fact-tone.
Tickets have been released on general sale and an exciting line-up of artists has been drawn up. On that day be there, or be nowhere. For those who choose to snooze, will surely lose,” explained Banda.
Malawi Achievers Awards director of publicity and communications, Thom Twee, said they seek to honour individuals and organisations that have remained a source of inspiration,pride and fortitude to the rest of the Malawian community in the UK and to the mother Malawi.
“There’s a lot to expect this year,” he said. “The stakes are high. It’s going to be the best.”
The Malawi Achievers Awards have become the biggest event for the Diaspora and they are helping to promote Malawi’s identity and culture in the United Kingdom and the rest of the world.
Since inception in 2014, the Malawi Achievers Awards have grown in patronage and nominations that more partners are willing to support the annual events as a permanent programme of the Malawi Association UK.
Twee said: “We would like to sincerely thank all our benevolent and generous sponsors and partners for their unflinching support and steadfast love for mankind in this project. Their philanthropic gestures are highly appreciated.”
- To buy ticket online, here is a link: http://www.malawiachieversawards.uk/index.php/buy-a-ticket
- To nominate, here is a link: http://www.malawiachieversawards.uk/index.php/nominate