A birthday for club DJ Trigger for Blantyre Chez Ntemba International Club was celebrated in memorable style on Sunday night where young musicians were given a platform to showcase their talents.
A line-up of talented young urban musicians such as Saint, Black Nina and DNA were the centre of attraction as they put up scintillating performances.
DNA was the first to perform followed by Black Nina and Saint. There was also dance performance from competitors and veteran dancer Atoti Too Short who electrified the audience with his amazing antics.
DJs such as Horace Mkandawire also played music on the turntables to breathe life to the event.
DJ Trigger said he incorporated music performances during his birthday celebration to give young musicians a platform to showcase their abilities.
“You may agree with me that one of the major challenges faced by young musicians in the country is lack of platforms. This platform gives them an opportunity to expose their stage abilities. Which is why I thought it wise to incorporate the young artists’ performances in this show,” said Trigger.
He said he was impressed with the performances of the young musicians who dedicated their efforts to brighten up his birthday celebration.
“I am impressed with the young musicians for making my birthday colourful as well as entertaining,” he said, adding it is the responsibility of established musicians to incorporate young musicians in their events as part of promoting them.
Today, due to the growing malpractice of piracy, musicians are relying on bookings and live performances to make their ends meet.
“We desperately need to improve our stage work to keep our careers relevant. But this is not easy because not all established musicians and music promoters hire the services of young musicians. This is the gap that Malawi music industry should strive to bridge,” said Saint.n