MUMBA MWANSA, Lusaka
WHO says media personnel can only write stories, present programmes on radio and television, and entertain their audience with music? Well, Tuesday night simply proved this connotation wrong. Media personnel have talent!
MultiChoice Zambia organised a Media Africa Day Lip Snyc battle at Blue Western Plus Hotel in Lusaka for media personnel to commemorate Africa Freedom Day in style.
The event themed â€˜Africa is a feelingâ€™, which attracted about 13 media houses, was a marvel as the overall winners walked away with DStv explora decoders while runners up won DStv Zappa decoders.
The media personnel were miming to songs from artistes around Africa such as Brenda Fassie, Yami Alade, Mampi, Slap D, Macky II, Fally Ipupa and Koffie Olomide. These artistes need to get â€˜worriedâ€™ because the media personnel proved to have caught up in terms of stage performance and they entertained to the max with singing and dancing!
In the first category were radio stations such as Pan African Radio, Rock FM, Hot FM, Radio Phoenix, 5 FM and Commet Radio. The winner of this category was Hot FM, whose runners up was 5 FM that was awarded a GOtv decoder. While Pan African Radio was given a special award for performing the MultiChoice theme song, I love my Africa.
The other category was for television stations, which attracted Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation, Q TV and Prime TV. And the performance from Q TV simply nailed it, while Prime TV were the runners up and walked away with a GOtv decoder.
In the print category were Zambia Daily Mail, Times of Zambia, The Post and Daily Nation newspapers. However, this category only had one winner which was the Daily Nation.
In the overall category, where all the winners competed against each other, Hot FM got the first place and walked away with two DStv explora decoders, while the second runner up was Q TV, who got a Zappa HD decoder, and third place, was Daily Nation, who equally walked away with a Zappa HD decoder.
And MultiChoice Zambia operations manager Recha Kabwe described the event as a success and impressive as she witnessed good performances from the media personnel.
Ms Kabwe said MultiChoice celebrates the month of May as Africa month and dedicates content and programming to showcase the value attached to Africa.
â€œLet us recollect on our heritage, our freedoms and forge ahead to an economically greater Africa… We are confident that the media lip sync battle will be fun and bring out the other side of the media personalities here,â€ she said.
MUMBA MWANSA, Lusaka