Zikani Nyirenda
Zikani Nyirenda



By Love T. Msoso

This year’s MZFW has brought a number of surprises including a new face of Nya-Uyu the comedian as a host at this year’s event.

As the days are drawing closer and closer to the main show on 6th October it has also been revealed that MZFW has partnered with Urban Music People (UMP) for the fashion awards.

According to Mzuzu Fashion Week’s Zikani Nyirenda, they decided to partner with UMP to award people as another motivating factor.

“The partnership we’ve done with UMP is another good partnership in this year. It’s something big and nice that UMP and us decided to award people in the Fashion Industry as a motivating factor, ” said Nyirenda.

Nyirenda further explained that people should expect a big event on the 6th October where the awards will be presented as this will be the first ever event where fashion awards will be presented.

“The UMP fashion awards are happening for the first time at the MZFW. It is the first of it’s kind. The nominees came out and the awards will be presented on Saturday. As I’ve said, it’s the first of its kind and we feel it’s going to be something big and something good, ” narrated Nyirenda.

UMP’s Projects Manager, Wisdom Phanga said the voting process for the nominees via social media showed huge interests and support from all fashion lovers across the country.

“We are very happy that the voting process went smoothly and we really appreciate the huge interest and support from people, it’s very encouraging, ” said Phanga.

The UMP fashion awards has seven categories that include Model of the year (Both male and Female), most fashionable celebrity in Malawi (Both Male and female), Best new fashion designer and Fashion designer of the year.

All the winners except for Seventh category will be announced during this year’s MZFW after party show on Saturday evening, 6th October 2018 at Zuri lounge (Kentam Mall) in Mzuzu.




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