Equipped with arts activities and reproductive health messages, thousands of youths in Mzuzu witnessed raw talent from rural areas battle it out in an exciting arts talent competition.
Population Services International (PSI) youth alert national competition dubbed ‘Tili Bo’ went into the regional stage on Saturday with 12 groups and individuals from Likoma, Mzimba North, Mzimba South and Rumphi competing.
It was a search for three best talents to represent the Northern Region in national finals to take place on December 5.
The participants were not ordinary youths, but champions in their districts. A meeting point of geniuses in the arts sector.
They took turns to showcase what they are famed for in dance, drama, music and poetry, which incorporated sexual reproductive health messages.
Their activities needed to be entertaining, well packaged and move the audience if they were to be considered for the ultimate three slots.
Entertaining they were. Young and raw talent came to the fore. And it was up to the judges to decide, through points to pick the finalists.
Just when patronage was at its best in a show that started in the morning and spilled to the afternoon with performances by musicians Moses Makawa and Piksy, the judges came with the results.
Mlare Youth Club from Rumphi, a group represented by a hip hop duo of Wesley Msowoya and Medson Gondwe, were on first position with 44 points.
They were seconded by Eswazini Youth Club from Mzimba North , who scored 38 points after performing a play that left the audience in stitches of laughter.
A dancer, Moffat Mwale from Mpherembe, came third due to his dancing skills that wowed the audience. Apart from his dancing skills, he excited the audience with his strange hairstyle. He deliberately left a bald patch with dreadlocks aside it. n