Nde’feyo partners Nzika Arts in 2017 UMP Festival

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 at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe, the 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 un-bundled following tremendous growth and support the two events have jointly achieved in the past two years.

The 17 categories this year are:
Best Live Act
Best Duo/Group
Best Collaboration
Best SADC Act
Best Rap/Hip Hop Act
Best Reggae/Dancehall 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
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,” said Ken “Zizwa” Limwame, UMP Awards and Festival CEO, who is also Nde’feyo Entertainment Director. He added, “There will be UMP events pre and post awards and people should expect to experience magnificent events as we continue to celebrate and promote Malawi’s local urban music industry.”

Limwamwe has appealed for support from individuals and corporate world. This year’s events will be produced in partnership with Nzika Arts. 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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