All set for French singing, storytelling grand finals


Mzuzu University will Saturday host the grand finals of the French singing and storytelling contests.

This is the first time that Mzuzu is hosting the two competitions which are aimed at promoting the speaking of the French language.

The French storytelling finals targeting universities will bring on stage nine finalists from University of Malawi, Domasi College of Education and the hosts Mzuzu University.


Coordinator of French activities and Director of French Studies at Maison de la France Poya Chapweteka said Thursday they were excited to hold the grand finals for storytelling and singing contests in Mzuzu for the first time.

“Bringing together all the three institutions of higher learning teaching French to a contest of storytelling is such a huge milestone,” Chapweteka said.

In the French singing grand finale, nine secondary school students that excelled during last Saturday’s regional contests will battle it out.


The nine students are Sandra Chilimani and Miracle Gama from Jacaranda School for Orphans and Black Miracle from Zomba Catholic representing the Southern Region whereas the Central Region has Moses Brighton from Loyola Jesuit Secondary School, Evelyn Kabanga from Lilongwe Girls Secondary School and Evason Bodyo from Dedza Secondary School.

The Northern Region is being represented by Rejoice Moyo from Katoto Secondary School, Tiyamike Kumalo from Kaseghe and Shyreen Salatiel from Marymount Girls.

The winners in the storytelling and singing contests are expected to walk away with cash prizes and other items.

After the two competitions, Chapweteka said they will also hold regional finals for the 33rd edition of the French Schools Drama Festival on February 18 2023 with the national finals to be held in Lilongwe for the first time on March 4 2023.

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