A 20-year-old emerging singer, Sigele Akimu, has set her music bar high for qualifiying in two of the country’s singing competitions—Airtel Trace Music Star and E-Wallet.
Apart from making it to the grand finale of E-Wallet recently, Sigele has also booked a space for herself in the top 10 of Airtel Trace Music Star. She has beat several others including former E-Wallet contestants such as MacLuther Mambala, Eunice Mhango and Angella Mizinga aka Tigris.
Airtel Malawi announced the names of the contestants who have made it to the second phase of the singing competition on Tuesday.
Sigele attributed he double success to hard work and determination.
“I love music so much that I work hard to improve my skills. Most importantly, I believe in myself that I can make it in everything I do that’s why I keep on trying. To me, it’s an achievement to shine in the two competitive contests,” said Sigele.
The winner of the national Airtel Music Star competition will walk away with K10 million. While E-Wallet has dangled a Nissan Tiida which will be given on May 1.
Asked about her chances of making it in the two competitions, Sigele said: “Honestly, I am just keeping my fingers crossed and I know for sure that my fans will not disappoint me.”
During the E-Wallet grand finale, Sigele will face Shanice Tandwe, Mhango, Kelvin Zalimba and Jeremiah Chikhwaza come May 1 at Sunbird Capital in Lilongwe.
While in Airtel Trace Music Star, she is facing contenders such as Kalista Kalele, Madalitso Fazili, Esther Chitheka, Verrie Ngoma, Paul Kachala, Chisomo Theteka, Chigonjetso Katengeza, Triza Chatata and Ruth Kulaisi.
Sigele is a journalism studying in Lilongwe who started singing at the age of 16. n