Kamuzu Stadium holds Rastafarian wedding

NEWLY WED—Ras Mayeso and Empress

Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre is known for hosting football matches and other sporting events but it was a different story on Sunday afternoon when it played host to a Rastafarian wedding of Rasta Mayeso and Empress Rhoda.

The wedding was the centre of attraction at the stadium, with some people patronising it just to see the bride and bridegroom while some just went to appreciate the Rastafarian wedding process.

The officiation of the wedding took place at a mountain in Zomba before the reception at Kamuzu Stadium.


Being a Rastafarian wedding, there were members from the Rastafarian community.

The wedding also saw reggae music, which is associated with Rastafarianism, enjoying the limelight although other genres of music were also played.

“I just came to see what happens with a Rastafarian wedding and what is unique. This is actually my first time to watch a Rastafarian wedding. It’s interesting and I thought there would be cake-cutting but there has been nothing of that sort,” Augustine Phiri said.


The bride was not putting on a white dress but, rather, a red dress—red is one of the Rastafarian colours—and the bridegroom dressed simply in a white jacket and traditional shirt and black trouser with a stripe of Rastafarian colours.

Apart from people enjoying reggae music and other songs played by a DJ, there was also a performance from Police Band.

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