The set for Miss Malawi Central Region edition finals in Lilongwe on Friday was all glitz and glamour. It was so illuminating that versatile artist Lulu could hardly help, but take his hat off for the organisers.
The artist—who performed at the show with his Mathumela Band—told The Nation yesterday the organisation sparkled with a touch of class.
“I could hardly imagine it was only a regional final,” he said, adding: “It all looked as if it were the national finals.”
The organisation looked perfect, he said, the decorations spectacular and attendance quite enthusiastic.
Leading media houses Nation Publications Limited (NPL) and Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) took over the operating licence to run the Miss Malawi beauty pageant early this year from Events Management Limited.
The Mtima Wakana hitmaker, with five albums to his credit, explained it was ‘phenomenal to perform at such a stage’, adding: “it challenges you, as an artist, to always aim higher and do something better than before.”
He has since commended NPL and ZBS for the feat and promised continued engagement because ‘artists and the media work as two sides of the same coin.’
During the Central Region battle for national finals tickets only five got the nod of the judges.
These are: Alinafe Chalunda, Chikondi Chisalika, Tiyamike Kazim, Yvonne Kamanga and Charity Kachitsa.
The Central Region edition follows that of the Northern Region where three princesses—Tadala Uta, Miwasy Nyirenda and Vanessa Mtegha—booked their space in the finals.
The Southern Region edition of finals are set for January 28 with the national finals earmarked for April.