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Monday, 06 November 2017 14:24

Cockpit to host UMP awards pre and after parties

Written by  Caroline Chitenje
Scheduled to perform: Fredokiss - File Photo Scheduled to perform: Fredokiss - File Photo

Blantyre, November 6, 2017: Up-market luxury club, The Cockpit Lounge in Lilongwe says they are set to host the Urban Music People (UMP) Awards pre and after parties scheduled to take place on November 11, 2017.

In a press release made available to Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Monday In Blantyre, UMP Publicist, Thoko Kadewere said the UMP Awards pre-party, pegged at K3, 000 per head, would be held exactly one week before the actual awards gala and would feature live performances of selected urban artists and DJs.

“We have many exciting stuff for the night including raffle draws, celebrity meet and greet, photo-shoots and freebies among others things to spice up the Pre-Party. There will be performances by Janta, Kell Kay, Dan Lu, Skappa Dj and Cockpit in-house DJs. The expected party will run from 7 pm till late,” he explained.

 Kadewere added that the UMP Awards after-party would follow the awards gala and would start at 11:30 pm till late with patrons expected to cough out K4, 000 per head. 

Fredokiss and Blasto are expected to perform at the party with DJs Nathan Tunes and Skappa on the decks.

“The patrons to the after-party will have the privilege to meet and mingle with the awards’ main headliner who is South African rapper, Emtee, including award winners and nominees of the gala,” he said

The Publicist explained that the UMP Awards would for the first time be held as a stand-alone event from the UMP Festival which will be held on November 19 at Blantyre Sports Club in Blantyre.  

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

This year, UMP Awards and Festival will be held at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC).

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