Students at Mzuzu International Academy on Sunday brought some entertainment to Mzuzu during the school’s annual open day where they exhibited several artworks.
The art on display included paintings, drawings, carvings, music performances and traditional dances.
Afro-jazz music star, Tionge Hango, who is a music teacher at the academy, mesmerised the audience with a music performance.
Grade eight learner, Walani Ndhlovu, was the star of the show as her painting were highly patronised. Walani exhibited scenes of the Taifa Market and Mzuzu Botanic Garden on his paintings.
“The paintings have been quite beautifully and I am inspired by the Mzuzu scenery presented on the paintings. It is really amazing that the students are demonstrating such art skills at such a tender age,” said one of the patrons Lillian Mkandawire.
Assistant head teacher at the academy, Chilipo Gunda, said the school decided to organise the exhibition for the public to appreciate the art skills that the learners acquired from the institution.
“As a high school, we equip our students with several skills, including arts. And we have well trained teachers for those lessons, for instance our music teacher is Tionge Hango, who is a well-known artist,” said Gunda.
Meanwhile, three students, Lusubilo Malilino, Mapopa Ndegu and Raheem Sadic, who performed music at the event, are set to record an album as a result of impressing in their music lessons.
Speaking after their performance, Ndegu, said he is happy to be among the few learners who have acquired music skills at a tender age.
He said he will use his music to advise fellow youths to work hard in their studies and refrain from bad behaviour.
Hango said he is happy that his music students are able to compose songs that can be recorded.