Jamaal Mlaka Maliro known by his stage name Ka Mlaka, a 23 year old student at Blantyre International University (BIU) has emerged victorious in the Hiphop4hiv Nation 2017 theme song competition which ended on 30th June.
Ka Mlaka who also happens to be Mlaka Maliro’s son has walked away with a beautiful Hiphop4hiv Nation award and K50, 000 cash prize.
According to Hiphop4hiv Nation Organization Director Victoria Masanje, the youthful rising star will be promoted by the organization, the video for the theme song will be shot by Bensam Entertainment and he will also perform at Miss Blantyre 2017.
Hiphop4hiv Nation Director Victoria Masanje, “We received over 200 songs, we had a 5 member committee which listened to each and every song. We voted 10 songs in and sent the 10 to Hiphop4hiv artists who judged the winning song. We wanted a song that was well produced and we were looking for creativity. Also, the song had to be according to our theme: Love and protect yourself.”
“The theme song will be used to raise awareness in different youth radio programmes. A lot of youths love music and we think with this song we will be able to reach out to many youths. The song will also be used when having functions,” Masanje added.
The competition was done in partnership with Miss Blantyre events, Bensam entertainment, Joy Nathu , Red Ink and WeCare.
Hiphop4hiv Nation is a non-profit Organisation that builds on the innate optimism of young people, promoting a holistic lifestyle approach aimed at encouraging youth to maintain an HIV-free lifestyle and achieve their aspirations through youth leadership and self-motivation.
To achieve this goal, the organisation offers a comprehensive set of interactions designed to address the individual, structural and social factors that drive the epidemic among African Youth.