Artists on Saturday night brightened Akasi Night 2022 organised by CTS Courier at Jacaranda Cultural Centre (JCC) in Blantyre.
The artists that performed during the night were Kukana Kuba Kasambwe Band, Tuno, Mellz Kumpanje and King James Phiri.
The event, hosted by Capital FM Presenter Victor Daffrece and MC Gome, saw staff and clients being decorated on the night.
While Tuno and other artists used a CD, Kasambwe, which was the last act to perform on the night, performed live and kept people on the dance floor.
Tuno, who offered only two songs, sparked with her track ‘Indedi’, which sawthe audience join the musician on the dance floor.
“An exciting night. I have enjoyed every moment and the support that people gave me was massive. I also would like to thank CTS Courier for inviting me to be part of the Akasi Night. I utilised their services as well when sending parcels,” she said.
Tuno, who bagged the Best Female Artist during the 2022 Maso Awards, took time out to talk about mental health saying she was concerned with the rise in cases of young people committing suicide.
“I call upon fellow young people; let us not resort to committing suicide when faced with challenges. Let us talk to each other, for every problem has a solution and, most importantly, let us love one another,” she said.
King James Phiri also thanked CTS Courier for engaging artists in the Akasi Night.
CTS Courier Managing Director Jaqueline Msiska Bokosi said they organise Akasi Night to interact with their customers and thank them for their support since they started their courier services operations.
“We just thought of coming together and enjoying with our staff and customers. We are where we are today because of their support and in 2023 we promise more,” Msiska Bokosi said.
On the night, one of the company’s clients from Mzuzu won a plot whereas Akasi of the Year went to Gift Kamwanja, with Mzuzu claiming the Branch of the Year whereas Bistone Kang’ombe collected the Employee of the Year award.