Shouts of Praise organisers lament negative publicity: 6 groups in finals

Organising chairman of Shouts of Praise Singing Completion has expressed concern with some media reports that some of the completion qualifiers were characterised by squabbles as some participant expressed anger on how it was being conducted.

Jefferson Milanzie expressed displeasure at the completion’s semi finals at Naotcha CCAP seeking to identify six groups to take part in the final to be held end September.

Member of Parliament for Blantyre City south Moses Kunkuyu sponsors the completion which is in its maiden year.

“Every one in here can bear witness with me that if such allegation were true then all of you would not have been here peacefully and I would like to ask members of the media not to over blow some of these things that have a bearing on good things,” said the visibly concerned chairman adding that, “The good reputation of the completion will go on with Gods intervention.”

Naotcha CCAP choir: Through to the finals

He described the caliber of the competition judges as up to standard saying most of them were highly qualified as they underwent formal training and are exposed to current trends of music.

Speaking to the media after the semi-final groups had been announced, Milanzie said the results were a reflection of the strides the competition has made in the area adding that the all the competitors from the start showed brilliance.

“In every completion there is one winner. Those who have lost should not consider themselves the worst but that you can do better some other time,” said Milanzie advising losing finalists to attend the finals as the organises were lobbing corporate companies to sponsor some of the groups in addition to consolation prices.

On his part senior judge for the completion Christopher Chimangafisi commended the participating choirs for putting completion rules and requirements into practice.

“The performance is a complete reflection of their preparations. The groups were able to control, coordinate and clearly articulate their voices. Looking at their conduct on stage and the songs performed, they were really prepared,” said Chimangafisi.

Naotcha CCAP mian Choir scooped the first position followed by Revival choir, Lipenga was on number three while Madalitso Choir, Last message and Naperi new apostolic faith praise team took position four to six consecutively.

The winning finalist will walk away with a hooping K100 thousand while groups on number three and four will walk away with K75 thousand and K50 thousand respectively.

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