A new entertainment promotion firm has been established in the Northern Region following the success of previous shows organised this year.
The yet-to-be named firm based in Nkhata Bay has held 12 music shows this year involving top outfits such as the Black Missionaries Band, Real Sounds Band and Lucius Banda’s Zembani Band.
Some of the shows were meant to launch albums such as the Black Missionaries’ Kuimba 10 and Lucius Banda’s Thank You.
“We started with a fundraising show to support construction of a girls’ hostel at Kunyanja Private Secondary School in Nkhata Bay. From there onwards, we went on to organise over 12 shows in Mzimba, Nkhata Bay, Mzuzu and Karonga.
“We want to emulate the success of Jai Banda and be renowned promoters in the Northern Region,” said Sydney Simumba, Kunyanja Private Secondary School director.
The firm’s next show is on December 5 2015 where Paul Banda and Alleluya Band are expected to perform.
“It’s difficult for musicians to hold shows on their own in the region due to high overhead costs. So, there is need of a firm to take up that role,” said Simumba.
The outfit also plans to come up with a festival at Chintheche in Nkhata Bay, which used to host the Lake of Stars Arts in its formative years.
“Nkhata Bay is a tourist destination district which needs to be exploited through such festivals.
“We are presently learning from other festival organisers on how best to go about the idea,” he said.