Malawi talent show E-wallet: Goma, Elements miss show, victed

After a reportedly thrilling performance during the previous eviction show in the ongoing E-wallet Talent Show, Mzuzu based Goma Nyondo  and the Elements dance Crew did not show up for the performance without convincing reasons.

According  to E-wallet Project Coordinator, Anthony Kafuwa, all transport arrangements were made for Nyondo only to get a call that he is to go for an operation while the elements promised to show up after cheering a sick friend in Nguludi.

“We sent transport money to Goma and we were expecting him to be here but when we called him to confirm, we were told by a relation that he was sick and that he was going for an operation.

“As for the Elements Crew, they promised to come because when we called them they were heading to Nguludi to see a friend who was sick but later they could not be reached,” Kafuwa explained.


He said they had received information from event managers that Nyondo who amused fans when he performed Oliver Mtukudzi’s music, was scheduled to perform at a number of events over the weekend in his home city.

During the last but one eviction show, contestants had two performances each and at the end of the day, Goma Nyondo and the elements dance crew were evicted leaving the competition with five contestants namely Wakhumbachi Kalua, Taonga Kanthungo, Guise Pemba, Miki Monyo and the Floor Steppers dance crew.

The Floor Steppers just as always did not disappoint fans with their moves, especially their second performance which fused in local, old school music and a variety of genres.

Guise Pemba was the second performer of the day and for the first time in casual wear performed James Blunt’s ‘You are beautiful’ and George Micheal’s ‘Careless whisper.’

Miki Monyo left the judging panel of Mercy Simbi, Marvin Hanke and Dumisani Mpofu speechless when she ably performed Celine Dion’s ‘My heart will go on’ and ‘better in time by Leona Lewis.

Teenage sensation Taonga Kanthungo failed to beat her self-set standard in the second performance when she did ‘Because you loved me’ by Celine Dion. Judge Mercy Simbi suggested that she was let down by her over confidence.

Performing ‘Killing me softly’ by the Fugees and Leona Lewis’ Moment like this,’ Wakhumbachi Kaluwa was a marvel to watch on the night.

Nde’feyo Entertainment new signings Mada Ngoleka and Patience Namadingo spiced up the event held in Blantyre.

Lilongwe will host the last eviction show which will leave out three contestants battling for the K0.5 million prize and the final has been proposed for the Bingu International Conference Centre in January.

There was more good news on the night as Sunbird who have been providing free venues for the shows announced that all the finalists would be accommodated at Capital Hotel.

MultiChoice Malawi and Airtel are some of the major sponsors of the show which is beamed on the local television MBC.

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