Poetry

UNMASKING THE GENIUS IN BUDDING DRAMATIST, FYSON BLESSINGS MUMBA

NEWS | UNTAPPED TALENT By Yona Yona Gondwe. Back in the days, both stage and radio plays used to be the talk of town. Late Du Chisiza junior, late Jack Phiri, the late Christopher GPMG Chiwalo et al; radio and stage plays used to rock. When you look at such a line up, one could not hesitate but truly accept ...

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THE FEMALE FACE OF LOCAL ENGLISH POETRY

UNTAPPED TALENT Upclose with NKT THE POET By Yona Gondwe There’s this unwritten code that bedevils females, Malawian females from daring English poetry industry. Not that we have a battalion of male English poets locally, nop! But pound for pound, female English poets in Malawi are a rare species. One of those rare jewels is one youthful Mzuzu-based icon, NKT ...

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RAPHAEL SITIMA AND HIS POETIC JOURNEY

NEWS | POETRY | ARTS & CULTURE By Yona Gondwe If we could be given a chance to write the history of the modern day poetry in Malawi, that book would be incomplete if one Raphael Mlakatuli Sitima’s name could be absent from the pages. Raphael is no stranger to the country’s word art industry. He is one of the ...

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MLAKATULI YONA TALKS RAW IN NEW JOINT POEM, KU COLLEGE UKUPITAKO

NEWS | POETRY By Fyson Blessings Mumba 2019 may just be a month and a few days old, but for Yona Mlakatuli, it appears to be more of working and lesser of plays. Just barely almost a month after the release of his poetry video, Mwandisiyiranji, (a multi-lingual DVD), the youthful Mzuzu-based poet has colloborated with another up and coming ...

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POET YONA MLAKATULI RELEASES MULTI-LINGUAL POETRY VIDEO

NEWS | POETRY By Our Reporter History in the making! Up and coming poet, Yona Mlakatuli who rose to fame with his Swagala yachimidzi poem has released in what is billed to be the first ever Malawian multi lingual video poem, Mwandisiyilanji. Mwandisiyilanji is a narration of an orphan who is riled by the demise of its parents.  In each ...

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THE POWER OF SPOKEN WORD

THE YOUNG GENERATION By Nomsa Rhudo Mwale It’s been said countless times that it is important for not only the Young Generation but everybody to always guard whatever comes out of their mouths. This is why there is a need to always think properly before we make any statement for fear of the reciprocating reprisals later on. As Young Generation, ...

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PHINDU ZAIE BANDA: THE ICONIC FIGURE IN SPOKEN ART LEAGUE

RAW TALENT OF THE WEEK Date of birth: 11th February 1998 Entertainment sector: Spoken Word poet, actress District of residence: Chikwawa Academic levels: 3rd year at the University of Malawi, Chancellor College, where she is studying Social Science, majoring in Sociology. Profile by Lawrence Nachipo Phindu Zaie Banda, is driven by her passion to break the silence surrounding inequalities more ...

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POET CHAMASOWA QUITS POLITICS

NEWS By Yona Gondwe. Celebrated literary icon, Hudson Chamasowa, has made a U-Turn from his decision by not contesting as a People’s Party Parliamentarian for Zomba Thondwe Constituency in next year’s general elections, EM can reveal. Earlier, Chamasowa had expressed his interest after what he termed “public pressure” from his constituents to represent them in the August House next year. ...

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Raw talent of the week; MLAKATULI YONA

RAW TALENT OF THE WEEK   THE YOUTHFUL UP AND COMING LITERARY GRANDMASTER The face behind the swagala yachimizi poem Every week, Entertainment Malawi brings you some hidden talents that could be the next best things in their respective areas of influence. This week, EM’s Gibson C Kamanga uncovers one wonder kid who, given the right opportunities, could revive the ever ...

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SUPPORT JULIUS: MAKE MALAWI POETRY RISE

NEWS | POETRY By Malchus. They say a picture is worth a thousand words; but one spoken word piece from this one poet may just be worth enough to create more images in your brain when it struck your ear. Hear this out people! Julius Jules Banda Jr who is well known in the poetry circles as just Jules has ...

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