Sipe pulls out of Airtel Trace Music final ‘for personal reasons’: 4 in race for K14m

One of the country’s representatives in the Big Brother Hotshots Siphelire Chitambo popularly known as Sipe has pulled out of ‘Airtel TRACE Music Star’ national finals slated for 21st February in Blantyre.

Sipe: Personal reasons
Sipe: Personal reasons

Her Manageress Mabel Banda Khonje of Vogue Events Agency said  she pulled out  of the competition “for personal reasons.”

She did not elaborate.

But she said the model celeb was “thankful” to all people who have been supporting her through voting in the competition.

Meanwhile, Airtel Malawi has said the public participation in voting for the finalists including  Lilongwe based group Mafilika member Sam Mjura Mkandawire  is impressive.

Apart from Sam Mjura Mkandawire, a nephew to late Mjura Mkandawire, who composed the popular John Chilembwe song, the other finalists are Blantyre based 13-year old Vitumbiko Maseko Phiri, Lilongwe based 26- year old Tiyamike Chakhaza and Blantyre based 26 year old Grey Douglas Longwe.

As of Monday 16th February 2015, a total of 2063 votes were registered with 735 unique voters.

Airtel Malawi is urging its customers to vote for their favourite artist by sending the contestant’s code to 59911. Each SMS costs MK50 only.

Customers with the highest number of votes will win various prizes ranging from a Samsung Galaxy phone, MK50, 000 e- value of Airtel Money, MK1, 000 airtime and t-shirts.

The winner of this national finals will pocket a MK14 million cash prize and will further take part in the Pan African Airtel Trace Music Star with other contestants drawn from 13 countries to battle it out for the accolade of ‘the next Big African Star’.

‘Airtel Trace Music Star’s aims to create the platform to empower Malawi youths by giving them opportunities to develop their innate skills, achieve their dreams and possibly become the next biggest stars.

The competition is also taking place across 12 other countries where Airtel has presence; Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda Zambia, Madagascar, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon.

The best singing talent in each country will be identified, rewarded and put in competition with the best singing talents of other participating countries to run for the Title of best African Music Talent.

The overall grand prize comprises of a recording deal with Kon Live, a distributed label through Universal Music Group and an intense mentorship programme with Akon in the United States of America.

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Maria
5 years ago

waithawa poti paja si m’malawi ameneyu . tinakabetsapo apa!!!

Manyasa
5 years ago

Mjura mkandawire all the way

pijo
pijo
5 years ago

A sipe munayambatu bwino. Tukuonelani.

manganya
manganya
5 years ago

2 mita ndamupatsa ija yakwana,mbuyo ili mwa mwana ameneyu siyofunika on public,angayambe kundidyera katundu wangayu,panopa ndikuganiza zokhuthula zina kuti modelling agency ija iyende bwino,uku ndikuswa katundu ameneyu.

Ntondo
Ntondo
5 years ago

Longwe,mkandawire,phiri.Atumbukatu awa kkkkk

Neutral
5 years ago

Stupid gal who played with our votes

mitsubishi honda
mitsubishi honda
5 years ago

Rubbish

malawi the poorest country in the world
malawi the poorest country in the world
5 years ago

malawi will never be recognised if we continue to send nonsense to high profile competitions. why didn’t gwamba, picksy, tay grin or daredevils compete?
#theonlyrealartistsiknow

Peter Mathanyula Wakuba

How is Tay Grin a real artist? That fake wanna be!!

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