The battle in the E-Wallet singing competition has reached the climax with contestants intensifying campaign on different channels, including the social network.
The grand finale of the competition is slated for May 1 at Sunbird Capital, Lilongwe and organizers have said the winner will be determined by the votes accumulated throughout the competition.
“The voters are urged to keep on voting for their preferred contestants because this is what will determine their ultimate triumph, not necessarily the performance on the final day,” said Felix Njawala, E-Wallet chairperson.
The winner of this year’s E-Wallet will receive a car —a Nissan Tiida—which was displayed in both Blantyre and Lilongwe.
Those that are competing for the grand prize are Sigele Akimu, Kelvin Zalimba, Shanice Tandwe, Eunice Mhango and Jeremiah Chikhwaza.
Njawala added that the grand finale will see contestants performing in duet and trio. The last time E-Wallet contestants performed as individuals was during the last eviction dubbed ‘Malawi Night’,which saw them dishing out local vibes.
Tandwe impressed on Stonard Lungu’s Zapadziko, Jeremiah Chikhwaza dazzled the audience with Allan Namoko’s guitar strucking skills, Akimu energetically took people through the memory lane with Robert Fumulani’s Bwenzi Langa, Mhango shined on Imfa Ya Amuna Anga by the late Saleta Phiri and Zalimba was in his own class with Che Meli done by Giddes Chalamanda.
Said Njawala: “Fans should expect lots of surprises at the grand finale because there will be moments emotional reactions.”
The finale will be headlined by artists Patience Namadingo and Faith Mussa.
Established in 2006, at the heart of E-Wallet is to unearth hidden talent and promote the development of Malawi music. Since its inspection, the competition has registered success stories such as the signing of Adrian Kwelepeta by Spare Dog Records. n