Poetry conquers at Lilongwe feast


Poetry stood out and showed its splendour and class, blended with music, at a poetry feast held in Lilongwe on Saturday.

Marumbo Sichinga, who had been out of the picture for some time, led other poets as the headliner, invading the space with his 2023 comeback special themed ‘All poems that aren’t about love’.

Clad in a traditional shirt, he took to the stage at exactly 8:50pm, an hour late into the proceedings of an event that attracted an appealing audience.


Marumbo’s poetry cut across corners of overcoming self-doubt, building resilience against forces that cast doubt on a person’s dream and abilities, to sharing his wild poetry experiences in the industry.

The poet, who last held an event of similar nature in February last year, was over the moon with the support he received on the night.

“I am overwhelmed by the turnout and deeply grateful for the support people continue to give my poetry. Tonight was about me exploring a different dimension to my expressions, a sense of contentment for the strides made and fun at the least end,” Marumbo said.


He, however, failed to completely stick to his own theme on the night as his last poem was about finding true love and happiness.

Other poets that performed at the even included Wanga Fosiko, who served poems such as ‘My Tongue’ and finished off with ‘Hearts’.

Wanga breathed feelings in her recitals but it was perhaps the voice projection and lesser performance expressions that unsettled a relationship she held with the audience throughout her set.

Q Malewezi, supported by Praise Umali, warmed up for his forthcoming album launch Son of A Preacher’s Son at Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe on April 1 2023 with a fine set that excited people.

“I am happy to be here. The turnout is a clear testimony that people support what we do and it rests upon us to give out the best,” Q said.

The other acts that performed were George Kalukusha, Neil Nayar, Dark Shadow and Su.

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