This year’s Malawi Youth Parliament hailed the critically acclaimed radio phenomenon Zathu pa Wailesi youth show which was launched on Saturday and has hit the airwaves this week.
The launch which took place at Lilongwe Community Grounds attracted over 6,000 youths who were entertained with performances by Faith Mussa, Sangie, KBG, Rina and Zathu Band.
The Youth Parliament Speaker Mary Namaya who also represented Mulanje South told Nyasa Times in an interview that the program brings both boys and girls together to help each other in achieving respective goals.
The young Speaker thanked Girl Effect, producers of Zathu pa Wailesi for bringing the project to the just ended youth parliament to brief the youthful legislatures.
“This was a perfect timing. At least, members representing all the 193 constituencies have an idea of what this show is all about. We will take the messages back to our constituents,” Namaya narrated.
In her remarks, Zathu pa Wailesi Publicist Zilanie Gondwe said the parliament visit would help spread the message across the country.
“We were delighted when we received the invitation to brief the young parliamentarians. We explained the background, the concept and played Zathu Band’s “Zimatere Zimatere” video,” she highlighted.
Zathu pa Wailesi has been launched through traditional media as well as a touring road show which covered the length and breadth of Malawi, stopping in 13 communities over three weeks across Zomba, Machinga, Lilongwe and Mzimba.
Hosted by Singer/Poet Lilly Banda and DJ Goxy, the show will be airing on MBC radio 2 on Saturday at 5pm, Zodiak on Sunday at 1:30pm, Yoneco and Voice of Livingstonia on Saturday at 4:30pm.
The 30 minute show has 15 minutes of a drama episode and a 15 minute talk show.
Zathu pa Wailesi drama follows a group of six young Malawians coming together as friends and ultimately forming Zathu Band, fusing a distinctly Malawian sound with modern rhythms.
According to Zilanie, Zathu Band will also perform music in real life on stages across the country and releasing singles and videos throughout the year.
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