Day of reckoning for Ruth Saturday


The country’s Airtel Trace Music Star representative Ruth Kulaisi-Chikoleka will be seeking nothing but the best Saturday when she battles it out with other contestants during the grand finale in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Pan African contest will be held at Ultima Studio.

Trace Country Representative (Malawi) Annie Chisala said she is optimistic that Ruth will do well at the Pan African contest.


“All is set for the Pan African contest. We wish her all the best and we are sure she will do well,” said Chisala.

She called on people to continue voting for her to stand more chances of doing well at the contest.

“Votes will also count during the contest so people should continue voting for Ruth,” said the Trace Malawi representative.


Having been represented by singer and keyboardist Sam Mjura Mkandawire in Season I, who pocketed K14 million on the local front and came sixth at the Pan African contest, the country will be looking at nothing but victory for Malawi.

Ruth said before departure that she was prepared and that she will try her level best to do well.

“I have trained hard

and prepared myself and I engaged different people to help me out on polishing my voice and other areas and so I am set and I can’t wait to get on that Pan African platform for the battle,” she said.

Ruth also called on people to vote until the day of the closure.

“Votes will also count during the Pan African contest so I will do my part and Malawians have also got to do their part otherwise as I said I am ready,” she said.

Ruth triumphed during the local contest held in Lilongwe last month and as a winner she pocketed K10 million.

Ruth will battle it out with contestants from Niger, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Zambia.

The grand finale last year was held in Kenya and was won by Tanzania’s Andrew Nalimi, who went on to be mentored by US artist Akon.

This year the official mentor is US singer-songwriter Keri Hilson.

The grand prize comprises a mentorship programme with Hilson in Atlanta, USA.

The winner will not only star in their own music video alongside Hilson but he or she will get an opportunity to record a duet with the Knock You Down songstress, as well as receive a signed contract with a major music label and worldwide media exposure through various Trace platforms.

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