Lawi talks red carpet festival on Mulanje Mulanje
South Africa-based musician Lawi has said he is prepared to do more to promote and help protect Mulanje Mountain, one of the country’s treasures.
Lawi has since spoken of hosting a music and red carpet festival at the mountain featuring legends and other artists as part of disseminating information on the importance of Mulanje Mountain.
“We have lots of things in store and, just to share one, I am bringing my international friends, legends in the global music and show business, and we will throw a massive music and red carpet festival in Mulanje at the base of the mountain and we will rock,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
He then went on to tell people to suggest musicians and celebrities from anywhere in the world they would want him to invite.
“Set your timer, it’s about to go down like it’s never before,” he said.
People suggested different names of artists for him to bring and they include Senegalese’s legend Youssou N’Dour.
It has been some time since the artist held a concert in the country.
The maker of Sunset in the Sky was on Thursday unveiled as the ‘Voice of Mulanje Mountain by Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust (MMCT).
The talented singer, composer and producer was approached by Mulanje Mountain to be the official ambassador for the highest mountain in the country.
“This is a big deal. I never thought in my lifetime I would receive such an honour. I would like to thank Malawi through MMCT for bestowing on me the blessing to stand as “The voice of Mulanje Mountain”, second highest peak from Kilimanjaro,” he said.
Lawi maintained that the mountain does not need a voice at all: “However the issues that need to be addressed call for us human beings to have a true conversation to improve our conservation efforts for Mulanje Mountain and all other global natural resources”.
MMCT Executive Director Carl Bruessow said Mulanje Mountain is facing a number of challenges from human activities ranging from illegal logging, wildfires and encroachment, hence engaging Lawi.
“Lawi, as an artist, has a voice that will raise awareness of the mountain’s prominence, beauty, tourism and international statuses,” Bruessow said.