Malawi-born stylist and fashion blogger, Linda Khumbanyiwa also known as Lynne Kayenne has teamed up with the award winning British television director, Steve Webb to create an exciting new show that aims to highlight the best of Malawi’s talent.
Called Malawi Stars the show will put the spotlight on the biggest stars from the worlds of music, fashion, entertainment and commerce to hear how they got to the top, the setbacks they’ve faced and how other aspiring creative and entrepreneurial minded people can follow their lead.
Presented by Judith Msonthi, the first episode features Malawian hip-hop superstar Tay Grin, the internationally acclaimed DJ Nathan Tunes as well as musicians Hazel Mak and Esau Wawanya of the group The Very Best.
Speaking at the filming of the first episode, Producer Lynne Kayenne said: “I am Malawian and I know Malawi has some of the most talented, creative and business minded people in the world.
“Malawi Stars’ wants to celebrate this excellence, share their secrets of success and help inspire those who want to follow their lead.”
Director, Steve Webb who has produced and directed numerous programmes in the UK and USA including ‘Top Gear’ for the BBC, the award winning CNN Heroes and the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for CBS stated:
“This show has been a passion of Lynne the past two years. When she showed me the quality of the work that is being done in Malawi and then asked me to use my knowledge of television production to make it a reality I jumped at the chance.”
Filmed and produced in Malawi by Populaire Productions, the 30-minute Malawi Stars weekly show will be highlighting five exceptional individuals and chart the journey that took them from their early days to the heights of their profession.
Malawi Stars will air on Zambezi Magic on DSTV and locally on Times TV, with the first episode expected to go on air in April.
Watch the opening titles for the pilot TV show: