Malawi: New Entertainment Venue Yazi-Yazi Park Lights Live Concerts Fire in Lilongwe

A new fit-for-purpose venue, for live music concerts has become a household name as it has ignited the attention of many revellers and fun-seekers.

In fact, the place, has fast become a cocoon for entertainment in the Capital City, Lilongwe.

The venue is called Yazi-Yazi Park and was formerly known as Kabwabwa Lodge, located in heavily-populated Area 25A.

The Yaziyazi park is being run by renowned entertainment gurus, Lawrence Nyorongo and Wachipeta Mkandawire.

Nyirongo also runs Hill-Side Lodge situated at Mponela Trading Centre in Dowa, while his partner, Mkandawire is the brain behind the popular Hangout Festival, an annual feast of entertainment, which brings together both local and interactional acts, usually along the shores of Lake Malawi.

Yazi-Yazi Park, which offers live music every Friday and Sunday.

The live music is played by Six Solid Band as a resident band at the spacious venue.

The venue was officially opened on December 1, 2021 but within a space of two months, it has already hosted a horde of both local and international artists, back-to-back.

Chileka-based reggae giants, Black Missionaries Band have already performed twice at the venue and they last performed on December 31, 2021.

The same applies to ‘Soldier’ Lucius Banda and Zembani, Skeffa Chimoto and his Real Sounds Band, Lulu and his Mathumela Band who have all performed twice at the venue.

Symon and Kendall backed by the duo’s Zivile band have also recently performed twice at Yaz-Yazi Park.

Early January, Zambia’s General Kanene also performed at the venue before an ecstatic crowd of fan-seeking enthusiasts.He was also backed by Six Solid Band.

Last Sunday, Nepman, whose real name is Napier Longwe, also invaded the same venue and his songs were also backed by Six Solid Band.

In an interview with Nyasa Times, co-owner Nyirongo said: “We offer live band by our resident band every Friday and Sunday and our customers can enjoy cold beverages while seated under bamboo trees which offer natural fresh air.

“We have our waitresses who will diligently serve you all our customers, wherever you are sitting inside or outside the park.”

Quizzed on what the Park is promising customers ahead, Nyirongo said the venue has lined-up a number of activities including bringing more international artists.