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No To Nakedness In Public -Minister

No To Nakedness In Public -Minister

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A South African dancer Zodwa Wabantu, real name Rebecca Libram who was poised to perform at Dominic’s Hotel in Blantyre has been banned from performing in Malawi. Minister of Tourism and Culture, Michael Usi confirmed the news to Malawi Broadcasting Corporation saying the ban is to do with her style of performance which cannot be accepted in the country as it demeans women’s dignity. “As a ministry, we do not have issues with her. If she wants to visit Malawi there is no problem but to perform as an artist then we are saying no! She cannot come to the country to perform and strip herself naked as she normally does. Our culture respects women and we know she performs while naked that's unacceptable culturally in this country,” said Usi. Usi further said the ministry is against Dom...
South African Dancer Zodwa Wabantu Stopped Not Perform In Malawi

South African Dancer Zodwa Wabantu Stopped Not Perform In Malawi

Entertainment, International
The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Wildlife has stopped a show scheduled for Dominic's in Blantyre on June 11 2022 featuring controversial South African dancer Zodwa Wabantu. Minister of Tourism , Culture and Wildlife Michael Usi says the ministry penned the organisers not to go ahead with the event as it was deemed not fit for the country. One of the organisers of the event Biggie Lu says they are in the process of negotiating with the ministry to make them understand that their client would not perform in her controversial dressing style. Zodwa Wabantu makes waves for the fact that she performs without wearing underwear. She was banned from performing in Zimbabwe due to the nature of her performances. She was deported in Zambia over similar issues.
Multi award winning Christian pop rock ‘The Afters and The Grove Band’ is set hold nation wide shows.

Multi award winning Christian pop rock ‘The Afters and The Grove Band’ is set hold nation wide shows.

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According to organisers of the shows 'Live Love', the band will start their performances in Lilongwe on 18th June at crossroads and on Saturday 19th June they will have an open ground concert at African Bible College before wrapping up their shows in Blantyre on 21st June at Blantyre Baptist Church. In an interview with MIJ online Blessings Chibambo, country director for Live Love expressed hope that the shows will play a role in instilling hope to people and assist to contain poverty among others. According to Chibambo the American band is coming for the first time and people should expect electric performances from them. He has since revealed that among other billed gospel artists, the band will be performing alongside Malawian gospel giants Faith Mussa and Paul Kachala. #m...
Govt And Private Sector Inspired To Invest In Local Film Industry

Govt And Private Sector Inspired To Invest In Local Film Industry

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In the picture; Skinnebach speaking during one of the events The government and private sector are being inspired to invest in the local film industry in order for the sector to contribute to the country's economy. It follows a recent European Film Festival that provided a screening platform for 16 films produced in 20 different countries. Here in Malawi, the screenings took place in the cities of Blantyre and Lilongwe, where the local film industry was also given chance to beam its short films. Film Association of Malawi’s President, Gift Sukali, has since cited lack of funds as a major setback to the industry. On his part, EU Ambassador to Malawi Rune Skinnebach has affirmed the bloc’s commitment to developing the local creative industry.
Gambling, Betting Is An Entertainment Not  Source Of Income

Gambling, Betting Is An Entertainment Not Source Of Income

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Malawi Gaming and National Lotteries Board, has urged Malawians to start viewing gambling and betting as an entertainment and not a source of income. Senior Compliance and Public Relations Officer for the Board, Miriam Kumbuyo said this in Lilongwe during a media workshop on the status of Gaming and lotteries in Malawi. Kumbuyo said despite economic challenges the country is facing, the Gambling and betting industry has grown with other people thinking gambling would help address financial challenges. She therefore called for responsible gambling, saying taking gambling as source of income, often times lead to addiction. On her part, Tabitha Dzole –St John of God Addition recovery services officer said many people most especially the adolescents are suffering from such addicti...