Zambian musician Bruce Simbwalanga popularly known as B1 is trending at the moment following the release of his romantic track ‘Kwa George’.
The track is currently enjoying airplay in the country.
The artist has since attracted interest from different organisers in the country. B1 is expected to hold some shows in the country including spicing up the launch of Lulu’s album Better in Your Arms tomorrow in Lilongwe.
The artist is also expected to make an appearance at an after-party at Living Room in Lilongwe after his showdown at Lulu’s launch before dating Kasungu Culture Club on Sunday.
At Kasungu Culture Club, the artist is set to perform courtesy of GNG International and Climax Entertainment.
Dubbed Kwa George Amplified, GNG International and Climax Entertainment Events Manager, Beatrice Saidi, said the show has been organised to expose local talents and give Kasungu and surrounding areas a special treat.
“Most events happen in Lilongwe. We want to do something differently,” Saidi said.
She said that the concert will coincide with the launch of new entertainment companies GNG International and Climax Entertainment.
“These two companies have been established with the aim of empowering grassroots talents especially young and budding female artists in Malawi,” Saidi said.
She said that their main focus was on female artists “because we feel they are underrated and unappreciated in the male dominated arts industry”.
“We are therefore building a team of musicians, DJs, producers and dancers. This team will share the stage with B1. After this event, we will embark on a talent hunting tour across the country,” Saidi said.
She said that two up and coming female acts Brinnah and Toria, DJ Tawa and a new team of dancers will perform alongside B1 and local acts DNA, Don Tarz, Beanca and King Chambiecco.
“To bridge the gender gap, the six member dance group comprises selected three male and three females from other different dance groups,” Saidi said.
According to Saidi, the groups include Young We Dance.
“Young We Dance has performed at DJ Oskido’s show at Wakawaka and also appeared in Lucius Banda and Wendy Harawa music videos,” she said.
One of the Kwa George Amplified opening acts, afro-reggae dancehall artist Brinnah said she would use the platform to make a statement to the nation that she has what it takes to excel in the creative industry.
“This is my first performance at such a big platform. I am excited and ready to give it my best,” the 24 -year old who started recording music in 2014, said.
Brinnah is currently working on her debut mix-tape which has songs such as “Money”, “Wandisokoneza” and “Music”.