Multichoice Malawi splashes money to ATEM drama competiton

Multichoice Malawi has hailed students from secondary schools which participated in this year’s Association of Teaching English in Malawi (ATEM) and has urged them to take acting as a career because they now stand a chance to be featured on Africa Magic Channel.

Some of the schools which took part in ATEM were Stella Maris Secondary School, Likuni Boys Secondary School, Luwinga Secondary School, Luwinga Secondary School, Katoto Secondary School, Mzuzu Secondary School, Nanthomba Community Day Secondary School, Chichiri Secondary School, Matindi Girls Academy and Pius IIV Secondary.

Multichoice Malawi Marketing Manager Chimwemwe Nyirenda said the digital television service provider were happy to be associated with arts especially from secondary school students.

Vicker kissing a Malawian lady during one of the plays in Lilongwe. photo credit-The Weekend Times

“As Multichoice Malawi we are very happy to be associated with arts and we want to be involved from the grass roots because we know that is what is key at the moment. We are expecting that in future these young, intelligent, and talented actors  and actress will be produced in Malawi and then feature them  on Africa Magic Channels,” said Nyirenda.

Nyirenda stressed that Van Vicker through his foundation emphasized that he wants to work with actors and actress from Malawi.

“We are still discussing how this will work out and after finalizing everything we will communicate. We want Malawians to start taking acting as career learning from Nollywood starts like Rita Dominic and Van Vicker,” he said.

Van Vicker Foundation through FMB Bank and Multichoice Malawi gave out prizes amounting to K500, 000 to the winning schools and some individual categories.

For instance, Chichiri Secondary School which scooped first position with their masterpiece entitled ‘Blood in the Hands’ went away with K150, 000 while Matindi Girls Academy got K100, 000 for scooping second slot. Pius IIV Secondary School received K80, 000 for becoming third.

In individual categories; Wongani Munthali of Mzuzu Government Secondary School received K20, 000 for becoming the best actress with Kumbukani from Chichiri Secondary School being selected the best actor and he also was given K20, 000.

Best speaker in English, who was Alfred Kaambankadzanja from Pius IIV Secondary School received K10, 000 while actor in female role went to Innocent Chisambo from Likuni Boys Secondary School, who got K10, 000.

Nanthombo Community Day Secondary School became the best co-coordinating and went away with K10, 000 while Pius IIV Secondary School received the same amount after being voted best costume.

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