Theo Thomson’s scintillating voice was what was needed for the last Wednesday’s Chez Ntemba International Club’s dance competition to live up to its billing.
The R&B crooner did only two songs but that was all enough to have patrons to the popular night club a night to remember.
The competition that runs every Wednesday collaborated with alumni party for the university of Malawi graduates and scholars seems to have double celebration and parted the night away in style.
Theo did Kutentha and his new single Ndiwe Wanga before paved way for MBC Dj and rapper Diktator who also mesmerized fans with his hit song Yanga Ija. With Kennedy Nkombezi and 101 FM Dj Boo on the desk, the fun was all those that stepped into the club could experience.
During the competition which had two categories, Dance-hall and Rumba saw four people, two men and two women walking away with K8,500 each after the contest in both categories ended in a tie.
Initially, the winner in each category was expected to pocket K12,000 and a runners up K5,000 but the panel of judges comprising Nkombezi, Joy Radio Dj Marcus Pasanje, MBC reporter Ronald Amos and Justice Mponda could not pick overall winners due to what they termed poor display by the dancers.
In an interview Chez Ntemba’s manager Jeromy Ndala said they thought of coming up with the competition as one way of promoting dancing skills among the club’s patrons.
“This event is one way of giving back to our patrons but as same time trying to promote dancing skills in the country. Many people are encouraged by the monetary prize but this has also led to the exposure some of dancers in the country,” Ndala explained.
Ndala said the club gives out K68,000 every Wednesday to the dancers that emerged winners in the competition.
One of the performers Tay Grin failed to turn up as he was reported to be in South Africa on business trip. But his absence was not much felt with Theo and Diktator giving people performances worth their time and money.
Although the two performed using Cds, it all seemed like live band performance and the turn ut was impressive an added advantage for the two to not disappoint.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :