Organisers of the Gospel Greats Music Festival have said the show will target orphans and help them out financially during the Christmas season.
The announcement was made during a press briefing at Air Malawi offices in Blantyre on Tuesday.
The festivalâ€™s events manager Tamara Chafunya said Malawians need to help orphans during festive seasons because they also want to celebrate like everyone else.
Chafunya said the grand prize at the event would be a return air ticket to South Africa, sponsored by Air Malawi. She said the proceeds of the event would go to an orphanage in every region of the country.
“Our proposals were to give back to the Gospel Music fans because without them there will be no development of this genre of music. They all responded positively and we have opened up a window of long time partnership because they looked at our credibility and the expected outcome of the festival and they were impressed.
“There will be artists like Limbani Simenti, Evance Meleka, Great Angels and Allan Chirwa at the event. The musicians are ready to sing many songs in order to satisfy peopleâ€™s thirst for gospel music while raising funds for the orphanages.
“Some other prices will be K50 000 [about $166] deposited by Airtel Malawi through e-value, 5 people will win K10 000 [about $33] in vouchers from Sana Cash and Carry, and two lucky winners will get K15 000 [about $50] in vouchers from City Mall and 7eleven,” said Chafunya.
Air Malawiâ€™s commercial director Temwachi Changwa said the return ticket had been given because the festival is for a good cause. She also said Air Malawi had given the tickets as a social responsibility because the company will give back to its customers.