Zambia’s Mampi returns to Malawi, performing in Lilongwe this weekend

Zambia’s sensational female artist, Mampi Mukape, fondly known as Mampi, is expected in Malawi on Friday ahead of her live performances in the capital Lilongwe this weekend.

The celebrity R&B singer, Zambia’s representative at the 2012 Big Brother Africa, returns to Malawi after her last visit about three months ago when she performed in Blantyre and the capital city.

On Saturday night, she is scheduled to perform at Mungo Park, located along the Mchinji Road, which connects the two neighbouring countries. The following afternoon, the ‘Queen Diva’ from Lusaka will be at Tiripano Leisure Centre in Lumbadzi.

Mampi, who is a stage mesmeriser with her alluring dancing antics, has become so popular among Malawians, especially women, with her hit song ‘Walilowelela’, which is enjoying massive airplay on Malawi’s airwave

Mampi: Malawi here I come again

She is coming into Malawi courtesy of Phindu Promotions and according to the Lilongwe-based events organisers’ director, Abel Kumwenda, the Zambian singer will jet-in at Kamuzu International Airport at 15:45pm.

Kumwenda told Nyasa Times that “these shows will be different from the ones we had last August because this time around we had enough time to prepare.”

And her manager, Victoria Chembe, in an interview from Zambia, had this message to Mampi’s Malawian fans: “She is coming with her dancers [and] this time it’s gonna be wicked, so Malawi put on your dancing shoes.”

According to Kumwenda, who also manages the two entertainment places, Mampi’s live performances will be backed by Zembani Band and will share the stage with Lucius Banda and Skeffa Chimoto.

Mampi’s last visit was marred by controversy as she was reportedly swindled out of her performance fees by Malawi’s own ragga queen Wendy Harawa, who denied the allegations.

Commenting on the incident, Kumwenda, who also invited Mampi during her previous visit, said: “Everything has been sorted out.”

After the two shows in Lilongwe, Kumwenda revealed that he is making an arrangement with his Zambian counterparts to have Lucius Banda and his Zembani Band in Lusaka where he will have a series of performances.

“We have to work together if we are to develop our music industries. And after we take Lucius to Zambia, Blantyre people should get ready because we will be bringing Mampi back to Malawi for a number of shows in the city,” he disclosed.

In addition, Kumwenda said Phindu Promotions was ready to partner with other Malawian artists who were interested to join them on their upcoming trip to Zambia.

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