Several local acts are set to perform at what is dubbed Ghetto Music Festival at Lilongwe Community Hall Saturday.
Organised by Manzy Promotions which has received support from World Star Betting, the festival features acts such as Lulu, Fredokiss, Phyzix, Janta, Sulu, Toriah, Tuff Lion Band, Nepman, Eli Njuchi, Don Tarz, Driemo, Seven O More, Mwanache, Same Cris and Black Missionaries alongside Anthony Mr Cool Makondetsa.
The event’s spokesperson Levi Msakambewa said Thursday that the festival is here to set a milestone in celebrating local music targeting the community and people at the grass root level.
“Ghetto Music Festival comes at an opportune time when urban music is more likeable and taking centre stage. People are enjoying genres such as dancehall, afro pop, hip hop and other elements,” Msakambewa said.
He said there was more for them to offer as part of uplifting the music industry and that they were also planning to introduce other programmes in future.
“We just want to call upon people to come in large numbers and be part of this Ghetto Music Festival. We are ready and everything is in place,” Msakambewa said.
Fredokiss saluted organisers for creating the Ghetto Music Festival which he described as the biggest Ghetto event this year in Lilongwe.
“I am all set for the event. I love interacting with my fans and I am also looking forward to link with fellow artists,” the rapper said.
Sulu, who is also part of the line-up, said she was ready for the platform to perform with Tuff Lion Band.
“I was supposed to perform with a CD but I told the organisers I cannot, so, I will give people a live set. I have been practising with the band. I love music and so I am ready,” she said.
Sulu will be performing at the Ghetto Music Festival barely a month after she starred with Blasto and Tuff Lion Band at Zanzibar Reggae Festival in Tanzania.
In another development, organisers of Mulhakho Wa Alhomwe have organised a fundraising show on Sunday at Chonde Cultural Village in Mulanje District featuring reggae group Black Missionaries.
The reggae will be performing at Chonde barely a day after starring at Ghetto Music Festival in Lilongwe.
Mulhakho Wa Alhomwe organisers recently also held a fundraising gospel show at Robin’s Park in Blantyre.
The cultural festival will take place on October 9 2022 at Chonde Cultural Village.