Promotion of local music took centre stage on Saturday night at Sunbird Capital Marquee when E-Wallet contestants performed local classics done by Malawian artists.
E-Wallet project coordinator Anthony Kafuwa said the final eviction show was deliberately designed to celebrate Malawi music; hence, dubbing it ‘Malawi Night’.
“Malawi Night was incorporated in E-Wallet solely to celebrate local talent and Malawian culture through music. As a brand, we thought this is the best way to appreciate our roots and uplift the music industry,” said Kafuwa.
Jeremiah Chikhwaza stole the show when he took the audience down memory lane with an acoustic rendition of Allan Namoko’s guitar.
Shanice Tandwe performed Stonard Lungu’s Zapadziko, Sigele Akimu performed Robert Fumulani’s Bwezi Langa, Eunice Mhango did Imfa Ya Amuna Anga by Saleta Phiri and Kelvin Zalimba performed Giddes Chalamanda’s Che Meli.
The last eviction show attracted an impressive turn up of the audience as well as recommendations about the standard of performances from top musicians in attendance such as Lucius Banda, who was the guest performer.
At the end of the day, however, this was the final eviction night and the business of the day to ensure that the number of contestants were trimmed before the finale.
And it was Kennedy Burton who got evicted, bidding farewell to the grand prize of a Nissan Tiida. n