Ndefeyo announces UMP Festival dates; Chimzy Kelly to perform

Chimzy Kelly

Chimzy Kelly

By Harold Kapindu

Ndefeyo Entertainment has announced that the fourth Urban Music Party (UMP) will be held on November 8, 2015 at BAT grounds in Blantyre with a Pre Party slated for November 7, 2015.

According to a press statement made available to Malawi News Agency, International guest artist Chimzy Kelly, who is famed for his hit records “Dorika” “Mwanakazi Ndikumbuyo” recently won Zambia’s Musical Awards Song of the year, will perform at the festival.

20 urban artists, nominated by their fans through UMP festival Facebook portal will also perform and shine at the festival.

In the statement, UMP Project Manager Wisdom Phanga said the aim of this year’s festival is to promote positive lifestyle among the youth.

“Ndefeyo regards the youth as its core audience of urban music and arts consequently UMP festival mission is to promote and celebrate urban creative industry” Phanga said.

The festival will honour two lifetime achievers. There will also be an award for Artist of the year.

Other categories include Song of the year, Video of the year and Radio Deejay of the year. In addition there will be dancing and freestyle competition.

UMP Festival started in 2009 with festivities taking place at Green Bamboo Park, Chancellor College in 2011 and French Cultural Centre in 2013.

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