Malawians living in Johannesburg, South Africa, should start preparing as the country’s musicians Piksy, Armstrong, Biriwiri and Annie Matumbi are this month expected to perform in the rainbow country.
Piksy and Armstrong, renowned for their hits Unamata and Ndamusowa, respectively, will be returning to South Africa after their previous performances in Sandton few months ago, while conscious hip-hip duo Biriwiri of Daily Daily and the comic singer Matumbi of Julie will be there for the first time.
The artists, who will leave Malawi on 24th January, are scheduled to perform at the newly opened Chez Ntemba, Sandton City, Melrose 30 Corlett Drive on 25th January, courtesy of Chez Ntemba International, which runs a chain of high class night clubs in African countries, among them South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
In an interview with Nyasa Times, Lwambwa Lernorman Mutumbo, who is Chez Ntemba International entertainment manager said: “We selected these guys because at the moment they are the ones running the Malawian youth music industry and can represent Malawi very well.”
Mutumbo, who is otherwise known as DJ Bwanankubwa and is based at Chez Ntemba Lilongwe, on the other said they added Matumbi, “an old spice” to join the Nde’feyo Music crew just to add that dance hall flavour to the performances.
As the show will be on a Friday night, Mutumbo further disclosed that on Saturday evening, all Malawians leaving in SA will have a chance to take pictures with the artists and on Sunday afternoon they will be taken around for a tour in Sandton City, which is one of Africa’s leading and most prestigious shopping centres.
Meanwhile, Chez Ntemba Malawi have organised a send off show for the artists, scheduled to take place next Saturday, 19th January at Chez Ntemba Lilongwe.
“The send off show has been organized just to show people that Chez Ntemba does not only bring international acts but can also show appreciation to the Malawian music industry and Malawians in general,” said Mutumbo.
Commenting on the invitation, Nde’feyo Entertainment, which is Malawi’s blossoming music company which has six artists to under its labels Nde’feyo Music and Nde’feyo Gospel said they are pleased to be getting bookings from across borders.
“To us this means progress, to the company, to us as musicians and to Malawi’s music industry in general. We promise to seize the moment and perform to the best of our capabilities,” said Biriwiri’s Zizwa, real name Ken Limwame, who is also Nde’feyo Entertainment’s co-director.