Musicians Tay Grin and Patience Namadingo, who have lately engaged an extra gear in working together, over the weekend brightened University of Malawi Social Weekend in Zomba.
The two artists left no stone unturned and won the hearts of people with their performances.
Tay Grin and Namadingo, who have just returned from an intellectual property meet in Uganda recently, shared the stage and performed for close to an hour.
Namadingo, who continues to trend on social media, served a number of his well-known songs and on his menu included ‘Mapulani’, Ng’wing’wi’, ‘Pefekiti’ and ‘Sakaka’ whereas Tay Grin dished out ‘Chipapapa’, ‘Tola’ and ‘Lubwa’.
The audience also had a taste of ‘Lalala’, a track in which Namadingo featured Tay Grin.
Tay Grin said they were impressed with the support that people gave them.
“It’s been massive and we enjoyed every moment,” he said.
Apart from Tay Grin and Namadingo, the event also got a share of performances from Phyzix, Janta, Eli Njuchi Miracle Chinga, Henry Czar and Nyanesi.
During the event, 21-year-old Nova Kantengule and 18-year-old Deborah Chiwengo were crowned Mr and Miss Unima, respectively, whereas Vangeli Chinthenga and Lindiwe Nkanaunena were also crowned first Prince and first Princess respectively.
The event also saw companies, organisations, business people and other players participating and offering their services.
For instance, Family Planning Association of Malawi (Fpam) brought its services under the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework Project funded by UNFPA.
The services included HIV testing, modern contraceptives provision and distribution of condoms.
Fpam Project Coordinator Jimmy Kachale said they distributed over 14,000 condoms and that a lot of students came for HIV testing.
“The response has been overwhelming and we are satisfied because students and young people embraced our services,” Kachale said.
Businessman Peter Nahipa, a resident of Chikanda, said he made a kill at the event.
One of the students, Thanks Mwalwanda, said the three-day event was a success in that he refreshed his brain.