Nyirenda bids farewell as MultiChoice Malawi’s marketing manager; forms own marketing firm

By Duncan Mlanjira Chimwemwe Nyirenda has resigned as MultiChoice Malawi’s marketing manager after working for the DStv service provider for 12 years in order to concentrate on his own marketing firm, Hashtag Communications. A press release from MultiChoice acknowledges that Nyirenda “was an instrumental manager to the DStv marketing team for the past 12 years and was the driving force behind the launching of the GOtv Malawi brand in 2013, putting in place all the structure, people and processes…

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MultiChoice Malawi to reward lucky winners for three nights at Sunbird Hotels during Easter

By Duncan Mlanjira MultiChoice Malawi is courting its DStv subscribers to stay connected throughout this period as they stand a chance of winning an all-expenses paid Easter holiday for three nights at three different Sunbird Hotels. A total of five lucky families stand to win this chance to enjoy the best Easter holiday at these exquisite hospitalities: Sunbird Thawale, Sunbird Ku Chawe Inn and Sunbird Livingstonia. And to qualify for this, DStv Marketing Manager Chimwemwe Nyirenda says: “A customer…

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Kasungu Woman Buries Her Daughter’s baby Alive

By Amos Banda, MAN Malawi Police Service has arrested a 55-year-old woman in Kasungu on Wednesday for killing her daughter’s 38- week-old baby. Public Relations Officer for Kasungu, Harry Namwaza, said the suspect identified as Eunice Chisi, committed the offence with an intention that her daughter’s boyfriend who was about to marry her should not know about the baby as she was impregnated by a different boy. Namwaza said the suspect made several attempts to have her daughter abort…

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Title ‘Home Coming’ for show with The Blacks has deeper meaning for Tamanya-Waka

  By Duncan Mlanjira Songstress Tamanya-Waka was born in Lilongwe, raised in Zimbabwe and came back to Malawi and being a Reggae fan she enhanced her music career with the Chileka-based Black Missionaries since 2011 without knowing that her true fraternal roots are from Chileka itself. She disclosed this in an interview when asked if the title for the show, ‘Home Coming’, means she has come back for good after her foreign sourjourn. “It is reflecting on how excited…

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MultiChoice Malawi Celebrates Valentine’s Day with the launching of The Bachelor SA channel on DStv

MultiChoice Malawi celebrated Valentine’s Day on Thursday with its valued subscribers with the screening of the launch of Bachelor South Africa on M-NET channel 102. The viewers had their first date with South Africa’s very first Bachelor, Lee Thompson, the dashing entrepreneur, international model, philanthropist and former Sharks rugby player as he will be laying his heart on the line in the hope of finding true love on this M-Net’s new reality dating show. During his search for ‘the…

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Malawians scorn broken Chichewa in movie ‘The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind’: But many comes to its defence

By Duncan Mlanjira  The trailer for the movie, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, which tells the story of Malawian, William Kamkwamba, a 13-year-old school dropped who studied on his own by tinkering with batteries and broken radios to create a windmill, has been released and it is trending on social media but several Malawians who watched it condemned the way Chichewa is spoken by the non-Malawian actors. The critics were appalled by the way the Chichewa was spoken…

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Oliver Mtukudzi Dies

The sad news has been confirmed. Zimbabwe’s legendary musician, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi has died. News has come in this afternoon, that the musician has died. Oliver Mtukudzi, also known as “Tuku” (short for Mtukudzi) was a singer-songwriter, actor, writer, film director and entrepreneur. With over 60 albums to his name, he was one of Zimbabwe’s top musicians and lead of the band The Black Spirits. His music is mainly in the Afro-Jazz genre. Mtukudzi’s career spans decades, having started in…

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Information Minister Commends MDBNL For Free Television Channels

Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Henry Mussa has commended Malawi Digital Broadcasting Network Limited (MDBNL) for provision of free local television channels to people in most parts of the country. The minister made the recommendation on Thursday during his tour to MDBNL offices in Lilongwe that provide digital television decoders popularly known as Kiliye kiliye TV decoders. In an interview, the Minister said the initiative of Kiliye kiliye digital TV which is under his ministry, was aimed at…

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Blantyre Round Table treats Mpemba Reformatory Centre kids to Christmas luncheon

By Duncan Mlanjira Charitable organization Blantyre Round Table No. 20 on Saturday once again honored its annual social fellowship commitment when it treated kids at Mpemba Reformatory Centre to a Christmas luncheon at the institution based in Blantyre along the Chikwawa Road. The kids were first taken on a leisure bus ride from Mpemba through the streets of Blantyre Central Business District all the way along Masauko Chipembere Highway to Chichiri Shopping Mall where they were treated to ice…

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Kamuzu Academy to perform Christmas Jazz Concert in Lilongwe; To raise funds for new music equipment

Kamuzu Academy has organized another Christmas Jazz Concert set for December 7 at the Great Sapitwa Hall of Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe which is a fundraiser towards buying more equipment for the for the orchestra as well as for their academic studies. And this time around, the music students’ Jazz Concert shall be supported by a performance from Lilongwe Community Choir. The only grammar school in Malawi based at Mtunthama in Kasungu District, Kamuzu Academy Orchestra has been holding…

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