Tributes pour as former Radio 247 malawi and Capital DJ dies

Tributes are pouring in for the former Radio 247 Malawi DJ Hope Asani who has recently passed away. Asani who used to go by the name DJ Supreme passed away after a short illness at his current base in Republic of South Africa.

Hope Asani used to present the music show “crossing borders” but his career as a radio Dj had him having stints over the years at Capital Radio, MBC Radio 2 and other online stations. A formerIT tutor and ex bwaila secondary school student,Asani had the voice for radio and his work ethic made him a likeable individual among his colleagues.

The late Hope Asani (DJ Supreme)

The late Hope Asani (DJ Supreme)

Among the many tributes written on his Facebook : Mike Mavuto Missie described the late Asani as ” one of the best djs of the early 90’s”. Steven Taulo described the news as heartbreaking.

The directors of Radio 247 Malawi , Amos Amophi Phiri and Davie Chirwa said they were sad and shocked at the untimely death of this great man. One of his ex colleagues DJ Chalo Banton, described Asani as a “true professional who will greatly be missed”.

The late Hope Asani remains are still in South Africa and a decision on when the body will be repatriated to Malawi will be announced soon

MAHECAS to hold a fundraising dinner In Northampton

The long awaited fundraising dinner dance by UK based charity Malawi Healthcare Support (MAHECAS) will take place in the city of Northampton

Mahecas is a UK based charity dedicated to assisting health provisions in Malawi. According to a statement made available to Radio 247 Malawi this years dinner dance will also be a celebration of 20 years of your support for MAHECAS. All proceeds will go towards the MAHECAS Cancer Awareness Project in Malawi.mahecas

The dinner dance will be held on Saturday 24 October 2015 in Northampton, from 7.00pm till 1.00 am Sunday morning.
The venue is: The Hilton Hotel Northampton,100 Watering Lane. Northampton, NN4 0XW
Tickets cost £40.00 only per adult and £20.00 per child under 12 years old.
Spicing up the event will be celebrated MC and Pamtengo DJ MC Chijota and music will be provided by Radio 247 Malawi DJ and director Amos “Amophi” Phiri.
More information on how you can purchase your tickets can be obtained from Mahecas spokesperson Henry Mabaso on 07762006227. Tickets can also be bought from the organizers of the event namely
Emily Phillips – 07577564306
Patricia Peters – 07462861594
Janine Sankhani – 07869512277
Those that are not able to attend can still make a donation towards the project using this link.