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By Harlod Kapindu (Contributor)
Malawi’s flagship award show, Urban Music People (UMP) will again this year honour achievers and players in music and fashion at an event scheduled to take place on 14 December at Crossroads Hotels in Blantyre.
UMP is therefore hereby revealing Sam “KB” Kabambe and Priscilla Kayira as UMP Music and Fashion Awards Blended Edition hosts.
Kabambe is a renowned TV and radio personality, media consultant, actor and entrepreneur.
He has previously worked with FM 101 Power and Capital FM Malawi and Times Media Group.
26-year-old Priscilla Kayira is a talented professional TV presenter and creative.
She has 4 years experience in TV and radio presentations. She has worked with different media houses in Malawi and Kenya.
Priscilla won Best TV personality award at the Urban Music People (UMP) 2018.
Priscilla has a wide range of followers on TV as well as social media i.e. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
She has attended and covered different festivals, hosted different shows in the country and conducted interviews with both local and international artists.
In a related development, UMP is also announcing Keziah Kangulu, Kris Base and Praise Sangwa as fashion designers who will showcase their designers at 2019 UMP Awards.
Blantyre based Keziah Kangulu is a designer by profession as well as a tailor.
She has been in business since 2017, proficient in both male and female of any age’s clothing.
“I require a consistent flow of new assignment from clients both new and old. I look forward to becoming the best designer I can be. Every day is a chance at improvements, so my only plan is to get better both personally and professionally,” she says.
Keziah enjoys playing field hockey, great food and a good laugh.
Christopher Ngalu of Kris Base is another designer identified to showcase his designs on the runway.
Kris Base brand celebrates African culture, heritage, and history with bright prints and bold designs, infused with 90s nostalgia.
“Kris Base is all about retelling the African story by creating contemporary fashion pieces that represent the power of the continent while also tackling social issues,” Christopher reiterates.
21-year-old Praise Sangwa, owner of Legacy Fashions will also showcase at the event.
Holder of a degree in business administration, Praise describes herself as an “Africa cultural inspired designer”.
Praise started off Legacy Fashions with just beading work in 2014 then learned how to sew in 2018 to balance off her beading skills.
She says she feels honoured to participate at 2019 UMP Awards.