Malawi's flagship award show, Urban Music People (UMP) has announced Sam Kabambe and Priscilla Kayira as the official hosts of this year's honouring of achievers and players in music and fashion at an event scheduled to take place on 14 December at Crossroads Hotels in Blantyre.
Kabambe is a renowned TV and radio personality, media consultant, actor and entrepreneur. He has previously worked with FM 101 Power and Capital FM Malawi and Times Media Group.
Priscilla Kayira, 26, is a talented professional TV presenter and creative. She has 4 years experience in TV and Radio presentations and has worked for a number of media houses in Malawi and Kenya.
Priscilla, now with Zodiak won Best TV personality award at the Urban Music People (UMP) 2018 and has a wide range of followers on TV as well as on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
In a related development, UMP has also announcing Keziah Kangulu, Kris Base and Praise Sangwa as fashion designers who will showcase their clothes at 2019 UMP Awards.
Blantyre based Keziah Kangulu is a designer and a tailor. She has been in business since 2017, proficient in both male and female of any age's clothing.
"I'm in need of a consistent flow of new assignment from clients both new and old. I look forward to becoming the best designer I can be. Everyday is a chance at improvements, so my only plan is to get better both personally and professionally," she says.
Christopher Ngalu of Kris Base is another designer identified to showcase his designs on the runway. Kris Base brand 's celebrates African culture, heritage, and history with bright prints and bold designs, infused with 90s nostalgia.
"Kris Base is all about retelling the African story by creating contemporary fashion pieces that represent the power of the continent while also tackling social issues," Ngalu says.
21 year old Praise Sangwa, owner of Legacy fashions will also showcase at the event.
Holder of a degree in business administration, Praise describes herself as an 'Africa cultural inspired designer'.
Praise started off Legacy Fashions with does beading work in 2014 then learned how to sew in 2018 to balance off her beading skills.
She says she feels honoured to participate at 2019 UMP Awards.