Award-winning Nigerian R&B duo of identical twin brothers Peter and Paul Okoye, well-known as P-Square, have confirmed that they are set to perform in Malawi next month.
The group, popular for their songs Forever, Chop my Money and Alingo, among others, will be performing at the Lilongwe Golf Course in the capital on 15th March, courtesy of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).
Dubbed “Experience Malawi”, this will be a pre-concert ahead of the AMAA Nominations which are scheduled to take place the following day, March 16.
According to a video advert posted on youtube on Tuesday evening and shared on AMMA Facebook page, P-Square made it clear that they will, for the first time, be coming to the southern African state.
“Malawi are you ready?” asks Peter and Paul responds “we are ready” as he adds, “we will be performing live on Friday, 15th March, 2013 at the Lilongwe Golf Club.”Further says P-Square in the clip: “All the beautiful onyinye come and chop my money ‘cause we doing it like I don’t care man. E no easy at all at all Malawi we are coming live!”
The duo’s affirmation follows an announcement that was made recently during a news conference in Lilongwe that Malawi had been chosen to host this year’s AMAA Nominations and will be hosting film makers and celebrities from different parts of Africa.
A Nigerian Africa Movie Academy Film Maker Chief Executive Officer, Peace Anyiam Osigwe disclosed that before conducting this year’s AMAA there will be a pre-concert by the music icons to make the Awards more attractive to the film making and arts industry.
She said Malawi has the potential to have more young people in the film making industry because she said the country’s scenery was conducive for film making.
“Malawi has beautiful scenery for film making and can also become one of the good countries in the film making industry in Africa,” said Osigwe.
Osigwe explained that film making is an easy job because she said people tell their own stories about day to day experiences within their cultural setups.
AMAA organisers met President Joyce Banda who endorsed AMAA’s Film in a Box project set to offer training programme to the locals who would be interested to venture into film making.
She said after the training her academy will establish a film making studio and provide equipment to enable those that will be trained to make use of it for film making activities.
Special Assistant to President Banda, Martha Chikuni said the Malawi leader was impressed with the project which will accord an opportunity to young Malawians to become vibrant film makers.