A platform for ladies: Sunbird Lilongwe in Ladies Night tonight


Sunbird Tourism Limited continues to value women in the country by involving them in different activities through their different outlets with the top of it all being an all ladies outing.

And having treated women to a ladies night at Sunbird Mount Soche last month, women in Lilongwe now have their own platform as Sunbird Lilongwe Hotel hosts what it dubs Ladies Night Women in Business Dinner and Dance tonight.

Sunbird Tourism Limited Public Relations Officer Akossa Mphepo said yesterday that this is a second ladies night they are hosting within Sunbird this year and that this is the first for Lilongwe.


“After a successful event in Blantyre last month, clients have been asking when we will next have an event in their area. This is why we decided to take it to Lilongwe this month, so that our clients in the capital and surrounding areas have a chance to interact, make new friends, have fun with old friends and dine within the secure confines of Sunbird Lilongwe Hotel at a very reasonable price of K12,000,” said Mphepo.

She said that Sunbird has hosted ladies night’s events for over six years now observing that they have become a household name and a calendar event for the ladies across the country.

Mphepo said the Lilongwe event has even been made bigger as they have roped in designer Connie Kankhulungo, to showcase her designs to the ladies on the night and that one lucky lady will have an outfit designed for her.


“Not only is this to add excitement to the event and give the ladies an idea on the clothing designs that are trending right now; but bringing in Connie is also Sunbird’s way of celebrating local talent.

We realise that local designers are slowly getting noticed internationally; quite a few have taken part in Fashion Weeks across the world,” she said.

Mphepo added that as the designers sell their designs to the international platform, they are also selling their country of origin.

She added that as an operator with seven hotels across the country, one of their objectives is to sell Malawi as a tourist destination as well as get people from international markets to experience their country’s splendour through Sunbird Hotels and Resorts.

Kankhulungo said she is happy to be part of the event and that she is looking forward to interact with the ladies and showcase her designs.

“I am a Malawian who has had passion for fashion ever since I was young,” says the designer, who has an upmarkert boutique in Johannesburg.

She prides in dressing high profile people including Members of Parliament and Jazz musician Wouter kellerman.

Kankhulungo has a branch in the country which she says caters for Malawian clientele.

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