South African rapper Emtee will jet in today to complete the line-up of artists billed to perform at the Gwamba Live In Concert at Mzuzu Stadium on Sunday.
Event organiser and gospel hip-hop artist Gwamba said everything on the entertainment side of things is set for the first of such concerts to take place in the Northern region city.
“The preparations for this event started a long time ago. This week we have been finalising some little aspects such as ensuring that we have quality sound output on the day. We are glad to report that has been completed and I can’t wait for Sunday to come,” he said.
Before his appearance in Mzuzu, the South African will also avail himself at the Mingle Complex in Lilongwe on Friday evening for a meet and greet session.
Other local artists expected to perform on Sunday are Gwamba’s close ally Kell Kay, dancehall artist Malinga, songstress Leslie,Onesimus,
Giddess Chalamanda, rappers Henry Czar, Charisma, Quest, Nthondwa, Tremore, King Chambiecco and Wakisa James.
The Nthawi Zanji hit-maker
said they will use the platform to advocate against any form of abuse associated with such events plus having a toll-free line for victims to report any cases related to the same.
He said: “Females are the most targeted during such events, but our aim is to make sure this event is accommodative to all. We want to create a family feel, so we will ensure that all culprits are brought to book.”
The concert has enjoyed partnerships with a number of corporate entities such as Malawian Airlines who have provided a return ticket for Emtee, Standard Bank who have donated K5 million, Grand Palace Hotel have donated K2 million and the overall sponsors Major 1 Records.
Grand Palace Hotel marketing executive Laurent Phiri said by bringing the event to Mzuzu, it is a demonstration that the city has the capacity to host events of that magnitude.
“There is so much that the region can offer in terms of tourist attraction. I believe this is the start for many such events to be held here,” he said.