Unika Charity to host a free for all Music Festival on its 3rd Anniversary.

By Ian Carter Phiri

UK based charitable organisation Unika, will on November 25, host a free admission African Music festival to celebrate its 3rd Anniversary, in Luton, Bedfoshire courtesy of the Big Lottery Fund who has financed the event.

The free for all music festival is expected to attract people from all walks of life and will be graced with a marathon of an action – packed music bonanza performed by UK based celebrated artists and with lots of sizzling Food & drink. The anniversary will take place at Lewsey Farm Trust, 92 Tomlinson Avenue, Luton LU4 0QQ from 18:00 – 23:30 GMT.

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Founder and Trustee of Unika Charity, Munya Sajanga says that this year they have decided to bring the splendour of the African cultural heritage into the celebration through music, dancers, poets and exhibitors from different countries so that they can celebrate each other’s different cultures and bring about unity and togetherness amongst communities from different cultural backgrounds, she says adding that everything has been fully funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

The night, according to Sajanga, will be fascinated with country’s top brightest stars and notch music loyalties comprising, Gospel Sensation Sis Maneli, Ugandan Electrifying Stage Masters Biggz Holiday & Rasta Soke and Nigerian born music genius, Londonspec,

Also performing on the night will be the Zimbabwean born Multi – talented Reggae Superstar, Mathias ‘Matty’ Julius, Kudzie Max and the Limpopo Groove from Reading. The night will also be graced by TFL Poetry winner of the year, Neb Moyo and Tene.

Yet another inspiration of the night will be the marvellous Afrizz dancers that will take the night away with their afro beats dance moves. The Anniversary celebration will be supported with sound engineering by Pamtengo Radio.

Unika is aimed at building a socially inclusive society where all people feel valued regardless of individual differences. Since its inception three years ago, Unika has been helping the elderly and the communities to claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty thereby fostering dignified, secure, active and healthy lives in the UK and developing countries such as Malawi and Zimbabwe in Africa.
With its continued efforts to building a socially inclusive society where all people feel valued regardless of individual differences, Unika continues touching lives by offering Christmas dinners around Luton for the elderly during festive seasons and supply of clothing to the communities. Besides, Unika has also constructed 7 boreholes in Nathenje, Malawi that caters for safe and clean drinking water for the communities.

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Sajanga says Unika believes in helping people earn a better living through responses to tackling abuse against the vulnerable and undertaking humanitarian work adding that her charity is also involved in other projects such as ALTEREGO (Fight Against domestic abuse) health care services that includes provisions of preventative and educational programmes relating to HIV/AIDS but also Pamtengo Radio disc jockeying Training Project being funded by Big Lottery.

’’We have practical practical lessons offered on disc jockeying skills, broadcasting skills and presenter skills to the disadvantaged young adults from the black and ethic minority communities, who have a deep passion for music and related fields in a skill based programme’’says the Unika Boss.

For bookings for a free ticket register on the eventbrite on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/africa-music-festival-tickets-38047137011.


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Unika Charity Launch

Unika Charity to be launched soon in the

UK By Ian Carter Phiri

UK based charitable Organisation ‘Unika’ aimed at building a socially inclusive society where all people feel valued regardless of individual differences will be officially launched on November 21, at Dunstable Leisure Centre in Luton Bedfordshire United Kingdom from 1930 hrs till late.

The red – carpet event, expected to attract a cross -section of people, will be graced by the Mayor of Luton Borough, Cllr Mohammed Farooq as guest of honour. The event itself will be braced with lots of entertainment by Pamtengo Djs and live performances by UK based artists such as Londonspec, Boy Kingsley, Pamtengo Radio Dj/ singer and songwriter, Lungo of the Washaa fame and Gospel sensation and Pamtengo Radio Presenter, Sis Maneli.

Also performing on the night will be the Multi-talented Reggae Superstar, Mathias ‘Matty’ Julius, Upcoming Malawian Reggae star, Justice Madeya, AVM and the Ugandan duo, Biggyz Holiday and Rasta Soke.

The night will obviously be highly spiced up by popular radio personality compere, Tichafa ‘Tich Mataz’ Matambanazo flying from Harare who is expected to grace the night as special guest. The occasion will also have the Officials from the Malawi High Commission in attendance.

Munyaradzi ‘Wordplay’ Usuwana, a young gifted poet better known as ‘The Wordplay Poet’ on the Poetry circuit whom uses rhythm and acronyms to create inspirational messages. will also be yet another inspiration of the night.

Also featuring highly on the night will be the Raffle draw, with lots prices sponsored by Klassic Designs, Victoria Kitchen, World Cargo International just to mention a few amongst other sponsors.

To complement the occasion on the night, Unika will provide Buffet dinner served at £20 only a ticket and £40 for VIP, all inclusive. There will also be Cash bar provided. The event’s Director of Ceremonies will be Pamtengo Radio Personality and broadcaster, MC Chijota alongside fellow Presenter Empress Tricia.

Unika is well established charitable organisation with its objective to helping the elderly and the communities in the UK and other developing countries specifically Malawi in order to assist the vulnerable claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, said Founder and Trustee of Unika Charity, Munya Sajanga adding ‘thereby fostering dignified, secure, active and healthy lives’

Proceeds of the launch will go to hosting a Christmas dinner for the elderly and completion of Nathenje Borehole Project in Malawi. ‘’Our aim is to build a socially inclusive society where all people feel valued, their differences respected and their basic needs met so they can live a dignified life,” pointed out Sajanga who also owns the conglomerate of World Cargo International, Pamtengo Radio and Wakachere Limited.

Christmas can be an incredibly difficult time of the year for older people who live on their own around Luton and Dunstable, she said adding ”Right now they are said to be about 450,000 older people who spend their Christmas period on their own with no family or friends to visit them during the festive season.”

This, according to Sajanga, should be a day to bring immense joy and laughter. It is therefore incredibly sad to note that many older men and women have to spend their Christmas utterly alone thereby feeling their isolation even more acutely, she said

”It’s not right that any one should suffer such horrible loneliness especially when they could be among friends. So we are here to offer that friendship,” said the Unika Boss.

Commenting on the prospect of the event, Everjoy Kurangwah, one of the Organisers added: ”It is therefore in this vein that we are appealing to well wishers to respond with an act of kindness hence we would appreciate any donations that could enable us hold this event,” she said

For bookings to purchase tickets, people should do bank transfers and then endorse their names as reference. Unika Charity Banking details are available on the flyer attached to this article.

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