By Kenson McCloud
Music Crossroads Malawi has said the country has so much talent that only needs to be nurtured for it to flourish.
The remarks were made at the end of the four day music workshop which Timveni through its 18 plus Music Competition organised in partnership with the music training institution.
Music Crossroads Malawi expressed satisfaction with the talent showcased by contestants through the competition.
After four days of interacting and nurturing talent through music, it was time for contestants in the on-going 18 Plus Atsikana Osapweketsa Music Competition to bid farewell to the temporally home they made at the Music Crossroads Malawi.
To wrap it up all the ten contestants were awarded with Certificates of Attendance to have them remember the once in a life time experience.
After the presentation of the certificates, the director of Music Crossroads Malawi Matthews Mfune said the contestants should feel privileged to have gone through formal music education process, something a pool of artists lack.
"The contestants had the zeal in learning vocal projections, song writing skills and stage performance to catch the audience over a short period of time," said Mfune.
Mfune observed over the course of the four days the young stars were able to develop so much confidence the hunger they have in music.
He then commended Timveni for organising the workshop and said he hoped to work with the organisation on other projects towards promotion of young peoples’ talents.
In his remarks one of the facilitators at the institution Gladson Msendera said it was a great experience working with the young stars.
"As trainers we are satisfied with the level of understanding and skills possessed by the contestants," said Msendera.
Msendera further said they expect the contestants to use what they have learned in class for the benefit of their communities.
One of the contestants, a 14 year old Patience Mwenitete said she was happy with the workshop as she learned a lot.
"I will return home more improved in my skills," explained Mwenitete.
She further advised fellow girls to concentrate on their God given talent and use it to bring a positive impact in society.
In his remarks station manager for Timveni, Ernest Makanda commended Music Crossroads Malawi for the technical support it rendered towards the workshop.
"The aim of the competition is to impart skills in the young stars and use it as agents of change in their communities and this workshop will help to achieve that," explained Makanda.
The workshop which started on Friday last week, ended on Monday with a presentation of Certificates of attendance and selection of the top three finalists.