UMP to allow limited numbers at 2020 Blended Awards

  • BICC to host awards

  • Virtual production elements still on

Urban Music People (UMP) has modified its initial format of having an entirely virtual blended (music, fashion and media) award ceremony on December 19, 2020 to having a red-carpet live event which will allow a limited audience.

The decision has been made due to improving COVID-19 situation of course—COVID-19 preventive measures will still be observed.

This year’s award ceremony will be held in the capital city of Lilongwe at the magnificent at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC)

Powered by Chitoliro productions, some of the virtual production elements still remain; it will broadcast live on Mibawa TV and online.

In line with the virtual attendance, there will be a Watch Party in Blantyre at Blues, whereas Mzuzu the Watch Party venue is yet to be determined.

Nominations will be announced on 28 November, 2020 at Golden Peacock in Blantyre at the Fashion 4 Change Event.

“This year’s UMP will be the best ever, the show-business industry in Malawi has grown and so have we. We have put together an exciting line up, and we urge people to grab the limited tickets that are on offer,” Khumbo Finto, UMP Project Manager.

The organisers have put up and exciting programme and a roster of performers billed so far are Salama Dancers, Phyzix, Lily Banda, Marko Sadik, Henry Czar, Quest, Kingdom Child, McLuther, Lulu, Wendy, RJ the DJ and DJ West.

Tickets are being pegged at MK15,000 advance tickets, MK20,000 on the door for a very limited audience due to COVID-19. The tickets can be purchased at N1 in City Center Lilongwe with other outlets to be announced.