Gwamba’s better energy drink official sponsor for Busy Signal show

It seems this time Gwamba is seriously moving into business with his Better Energy Drink

Just some hours ago he just announced that the brand will be the official partner for Busy Signal’s show slated for this August in the capital Lilongwe via a Facebok post as seen in the screenshot below

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CIVO UNITED EMPLOYS POFERA JEGWE

Malawi government sponsored side, Civo United have hired Dedza head coach Milias Jegwe Pofera as their new mentor.

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Pofera (in black suit): new Civo coach

Pofera was announced as Civo’s new mentor hours after the club parted ways with coach Oscar Kaunda. Acting generalsecretary for the outfit, Charles Mwenda, has confirmed appointment of Pofera.“I can confirm that Mr Pofera is now the head coach for Civo United,” said Mwenda.

The general secretary further said that the club opted for Pofera since he has the potential to lead the club in the 2016soccer season.“We have seen that he has all what it takes to coach Civo as recommended by Football Association of Malawi (FAM) in as far as club licensing is concerned, “explained Mwenda.

On his part, Pofera expressed happinessand has agreed to do what he can to help Civo do better this coming season.“I am happy that officially Civo has approached me and given me the task to coach the club,” said Pofera.

Pofera’s Dedza Young Soccer did not survive in the top flight during their maiden season but the coach is still admired across the league.The sacked Kaunda was a hero for Civo last season as he led the club to grab 2015 Standard Bank Cup after they stunned cup specialists, Mighty Wanderers FC.

Civo have employed Jegwe following therule set by Football Association of Malawi (FAM) that every coach in the country’s top league should have a CAF B licence.The Dedza Young Soccer mentor was also scouted by the Blantyre based giants Mighty Be Forward wanderers who wanted him to assist head coach Eliya Kananji.

Zomba Prison Band Nominated for Grammy Awards

Zomba Central Prison Band is this year among the nominees for the prestigious Annual Grammy Awards alongside other Africa’s big names like Angelique Kidjo and Anoushka Shankar.

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The Zomba Prison Band Project’s album, “I Have No Everything Here,” scored a surprise nomination in the Best World Music Album category of the 58th Grammy Awards.Deputy Prisons Spokesperson Inspector Julius Magombo shared the excitement the nomination has brought to the department,saying it proves there is talent behind the walls despite problems that are there.

“It has come as a big surprise,” says the excited Magombo. “We did not expect it as this is just a prison band barely known to the world. We hope to know soon on who will represent them at the awards.”Inspector Magombo says the band was formed to generate income for prisoners and was later chosen by the National Aids Commission which bought its first acoustic equipment to help in spreading HIV/AIDS messages.

It later got noticed when a well wisher who visited Zomba Maximum Security Prison liked their performance and posted their music on YouTube.According to Aljazeera, when this week’s Grammy nominations were announced, Zomba Prison Project’s producer Ian Brennan was shocked to find their name in the World Music Category.

“I am very happy for the prisoners and quite shocked really, the awards have become extremely celebrity-driven, and ironically, the World category in particular has become so predictable – it’s the same names almost every year … so to see a group of unknown individuals get a nomination makes it that much more of an accomplishment.

“The 20-member band is comprised of four officers from the facility and actual prisoners, men and women, behind bars for crimes ranging from murder and theft to other offenses like homosexuality and witchcraft.

Breaking News: FAM Polls postponed

The appeals committee has resolved to postpone the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) elections following an appeal by presidential candidates Wilkins Mijiga, Willy Yabwanya and Tiya Somba Banda.

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Yabwanya Phiri: Also against the electoral process

On Friday evening ,Malawi24 reported that  chairman of the appeals committee Justice LP Chikopa advised the electoral committee to postpone the elections following the violation of Article 22 (1) of FAM Statuses.

Article 22 stipulates that the list of 36 names of the affiliates be sent to FAM General Assembly at least 15 days before the date of the Assembly.“The violation of Article 22 (1) constitutes a flouting the duties of the Electoral Committee as set out in Articles 2 (1) and 6(1),(b),(c),(d) and (e) of the FAM Electoral Code,” reads part of the appeals statement.

The appeals committee then directed the Electoral Committee to postpone the elections until there is compliance with Article 22 (1) and (5) of the Fa’s Statuses.This forced the Electoral  Committee which is being led by Justice Sunduzwayo Madise to postpone the elections as directed by the appeals committee.

This will mean that a list of the 36 candidates should be submitted at least 15 days before the elections.However, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will still go ahead where by the Fa will discuss some other issues.

OPENING OF 2015/16 EXAM REGISTRATION

Registration of candidates for the 2015/16 national examinations at all the three levels is now officially open. The levels are Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE), Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) and Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE). Prospective candidates are advised to register at an examination centre which is very convenient to them since once registered you cannot get transferred. The closing date is 11th December, 2015.

UMP AWARDS 2015 NOMINEES

As per people’s suggestions, and as finalized by our judges.

Artist of the Year: Nepman, Gwamba, Sangie, Janta

Song of the Year: Sonye – Tsika, Nepman – Na Lero, Janta – Divorce, Martse – Mwano

Video of the Year: Janta – Divorce, Fredokiss – Ukudziwa Kale, Gwamba feat Lulu – Ineyo wa lero, Zani Challe – Ndiphuzitse

Producer of the Year: DJ Sley, Janta,Tricky Beatz,Stich FrayBest New Artist: Sangie, Teddy, Black Nina, Tsar Leo*

Lifetime Achievers Awards Recipients: Mafunyeta (posthumously),

MALAWI’S EX MINISTER NGA NTAFU NO MORE

Ex Minister Nga Ntafu killed in road accident Former minister Dr George Nga Ntafu has died in a car crash in Blantyre.

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Nga Ntagu: No More (R I P)

Ntafu, who served as Minister of Health in the UDF administration,and was neurosurgeon and former president Bakili Muluzi’s doctor, died when his was hit by another vehicle at Chirimba near Dorvic Hotel in Blantyre, police confirmed.

He was rushed to Mwaiwathu Hospital after the accident but the efforts to resuscitate him failed.Muluzi said he was grief stricken to learnt about the tragic death of Ntafu.

The former president said he was “extremely saddened and shocked.”“I will miss George who was my personal doctor for many years. May his soul rest in peace,” said Muluzi.

Ntafu served in Muluzi cabinet and also UDF party as treasurer general and was party leader in parliament.He is survived by wife, Elvy a commissioner at the Malawi Electoral Commission, and children.