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2017 UMP Awards and Festival return, Nde’feyo partners Nzika Arts

Written by  Tikondane Vega

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Blantyre, July 17, 2017: Nde'feyo Entertainment, producers of Urban Music Party (UMP) Awards and Festival has announced the dates for this year's UMP Awards and Festival.

UMP Awards will be held as a standalone event on Saturday evening 18 November, 2017 at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe, first time the event will be held in the capital city.

UMP Festival will be held the following day, on 19 November, in Blantyre at a venue to be announced.  

UMP Awards and UMP Festival were unbundled following tremendous growth and support the two events have jointly achieved in the past two years. 

There will be 17 categories this year, namely Best Live Act, Best Duo/Group, Best Collaboration and Best SADC Act, Best Rap/Hip-Hop Act, Best Reggae/Dance-hall Act, Best R&B/Afro-Pop Act, Best Gospel Act, Best Female Act, Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Video Director of the Year, Producer of the Year, Artist of the Year and Lifetime Achievement. 

“UMP season starts now, and we are happy to rebrand to Urban Music People from Urban Music Party which signifies the remarkable growth we have achieved over the years,” commented Ken 'Zizwa' Limwame, UMP Awards and Festival CEO, also Nde'feyo Entertainment Director.

Limwame adds: “There will be UMP events pre and post the awards and people should expect to experience magnificent events as we continue to celebrate and promote Malawi’s local urban music industry.”

Meanwhile, Limwame has appealed for support from individuals and corporate world. 

This year's events will be produced in partnership with Nzika Arts.

The UMP Awards and Festival Timeline is as follows: 15 October–UMP Night, Nomination party, Fashion Show and Media Awards at Game Stores (Blantyre) underground car park. 18 November –evening–UMP awards at BICC and 19 November–afternoon–UMP Festival-Blantyre

UMP Festival is a celebration of Malawi's urban music, lifestyle and culture while the UMP Awards is a ceremony that recognizes Malawi’s exceptional urban music talent.


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