Ruth Kulaisi ready for showdown in Nigeria


Twenty-Six year old Ruth Kulaisi, who triumphed during the Airtel Trace Music Star show held at Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe on Friday, has said she is ready for the Pan African contest to be held in Nigeria in June.

Kulaisi outclassed four other contestants namely Kalista Kalele from Zomba, Madalitso Fazili from Blantyre, Triza Chatata and Chisomo Nteteka from Lilongwe during the grand finale which slightly lacked the colour and spark associated with the finale.

The grand finale was spiced up by performances from Tay Grin and Kenyan DJ Joe Mfalme among others.


With the Top 10 show held in Blantyre raising the bar where the five finalists were selected expectations were high that the finale would kill it more but it lacked the tempo.

As winner Kulaisi pocketed K10 million which she said she will sit down with her husband renowned artist Phyzix and decide on how to use it.

Kulaisi said she will practice hard before she goes for the Pan African contest but also called on people to continue supporting her adding that she would need votes.


“There is a lot I need to do but by the time we get to the Pan African finale I will train hard. But then people also have to support me by voting,” she said.

Kalele was second and went away with K3 million with Fazili on third pocketing K2 million.

Random interviews with people after the event spearheaded by Trace and Airtel Malawi indicated that many were satisfied with the results and even tipped Kulaisi to do well at the Pan African contest.

Last year the country was represented by a male contestant Sam Mjura Mkandawire and this time it will be a female flying Malawi’s flag.

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