MAMPI Briefly Stranded, Detained At A Lodge In Malawi Due To Unsettled Bills

MAMPI Briefly Stranded, Detained At A Lodge In Malawi Due To Unsettled Bills

There is controversy surrounding Zambian R&B singer Mampi Mukape’s payments for performing in Malawi over the weekend,.

According to Alexander Makandawire, the racket came after Malawi’s dancehall queen Wendy Harawa, engaged by Phindu Promotions to manage the shows, allegedly disappeared with Mampi’s money.

According to NyasaTimes, writing on social network Facebook on Monday evening, Mkandawire claimed Wendy is “wanted” as she had bolted with the money to pay Mampi and asked anyone who would see her to report to Police.

Wendy Harawa the Malawian musician
But in an interview on Tuesday, Wendy denied the allegations, saying she did could not stoop so low and do such as thing to Mampi, who she has known for so long.

She however pushed the blame on musician Lucius Banda for refusing to pay a balance which he owed Mampi for performing at his show which took place at Mkango Lodge in Blantyre on Friday.

“I invited Mampi to perform at Mungo [Park] and Tilipano [Leisure Centre] in Lilongwe on Saturday and Sunday under Phindu Promotions, but Lucius booked her for his show in Blantyre on Friday.

“The show in Blantyre was a flop and because of that he [Lucius] refused to pay the remaining K100,000, saying he did not make enough money,” said Wendy while disclosing the legendary musician was charged K300,000 and he paid K200,000 in advance.

When contacted, the Balaka-based musician denied Wendy’s claims. He said he had paid all the money before Mampi’s performance at Mkango Lodge.

“It’s not true, I paid the whole amount,” said the musician.

He added: “Yes there was K100,000 remaining but I paid before she performed because I had been whispered to by my co-promoter [Abel Kumwenda of Phindu Promotions] that we were made to pay more than what Mampi was charging.”

“I knew we were going to have problems, so I paid the whole chunk on Friday,” said Lucius, while referring to Kumwenda who also runs Mungo Park.

In a separate interview, Kumwenda said: “Wendy told us 14.7 million [Zambian Kwacha] for Mungo and Tilipano shows and 4.8 million [Zambian Kwacha] for Lucius Banda’s show in Blantyre, but when they [Mampi and her manager Victoria Chembe] came, they told us different figures.”

“I learnt they charged 10 million Zambian Kwacha for the two shows in Lilongwe and 3 million Zambian Kwacha for the show in Blantyre. I paid the whole amount before her performances, only to learn yesterday [Monday] that she did not get the remaining K100,000 from Lucius, which he paid through Wendy.”

Saying he had to pay the amount in question from his coffers, Kumwenda added: “. I also learnt today [Tuesday] that she was detained at Chivumbo Lodge in Area 3 because of unsettled bills. We tried to call her [Wendy] but her phone was off and I had to pay extra K120,000 to settle the bills.

As indicated by Kumwenda, Mampi was supposed to leave Malawi on Wednesday but because of the situation, she was left disappointed and insecure. “She opted to be driven to Chipata this [Tuesday] morning where she took a flight to Lusaka.”

Wendy also denied switching off her phone deliberately, but that the phone was faulty and it went off, saying she even sent a message to Mampi using her neighbour’s phone telling the Zambian she would see her later.

“I just heard from the people that she left, but it wasn’t my intention to switch off my phone and I couldn’t do all that to Mampi, we come a long way,” said the ‘Sindilichoncho’ singer.

Efforts to talk to Mampi and her manager Victoria in Zambia proved futile as we could not get through their mobile phones.


40 Responses to "MAMPI Briefly Stranded, Detained At A Lodge In Malawi Due To Unsettled Bills"

  1. the spy who loved   August 15, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    atleast mampi is a hard worker,such is life

  2. tom cheela   August 15, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    It was bad wat happened to my dear sweet sister mampi… Anyways nothing has changed she is so talented

  3. REALIST   August 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    1 MKwacha = 16 ZKwacha

  4. Peter Ngosa   August 15, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Ba Mampi, mulekwatako nama Credit Cards, in case of such situations. Apo mwatampila ukushana ubutali nanomba ni hand to mouth ba Mampi? You have been dancing, wriggling and shaking your things for a long time, and you haven’t made enough to enable you save. Now the manager of lodge won’t let you go without paying.Anyway, sorry about that.

  5. taliban   August 15, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    silly Malawians ..mwapya ..after all you are learning form us..give the gal what is due to her!!

  6. Kumaawa   August 15, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Slightly stranded? Can one also be slightly pregnant?

  7. incognito   August 15, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    mampi,go girl,a plane is like taxi to u,never mind what haters say,theyve never even been to the airport,ati hand to mouth,bufontini na kalijo

  8. mama   August 15, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    mapi dot worrie we shall invite one musician frm malawi and loge him in a very expesive lorge akashinikisha bwe lako mwandi

  9. KMC   August 15, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    @peter ngosa.Shut up Ukutumpa!Mampi went on an all paid for trip only to be crooked by that stupid Wendy Simwana Harawa,.

  10. Wanu Ngwee   August 15, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    That’s why most musicians won’t play until the money shows in their account. In this instance Mampi would have travelled to Malawi, but only played once confirmation of the credit was received from her bank.

  11. mmmm yashani iyi?   August 15, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    I agree. Mampi should move with a credit card. How could she have allowed a situation where she was stranded when she had been paid something in advance? Yes she was swindled and we understand but she shud move prepared. Even ku boarding school. We knew that our parents paid boarding fees which included all meals but we still carried to side food in case. So ba Mampi segulani account even Tonse, xapit or makwebo accounts with minimum balance of 20 pin. And has Malawi debased its currency?

  12. Chipuba Sana   August 16, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Taliban piece of shit, there z nothing Malawians learn from us, poor, pathetic n miserable looking Zedians! Malawi z beautiful. It’s pipo r beautiful n well in4med n civilized. Can’t u see their music z displacing ours on our radio stations?? No wonder ur head is not proportional to ur head, it’s way big n yo body looks lyk under the umbrella with that big mutu. Uli chipuba sana.

  13. voltron   August 16, 2012 at 5:13 am

    @CHIPUBA SANA, congo DR and malawi maybe better than zambia but we zambians still see them like KUMUSHI.nothin that we can follow and get impressed from there. maybe its because of dull people found there. no comment from u again or else u are dull aswell full stopppppppppp!

  14. voltron   August 16, 2012 at 5:17 am

    @ CHIPUBA SANA again look at the two photos there vry wel, u could see that nkanshi shesu mampi is looking beaultiful and apetising to chew and not ichakumalawi.

  15. oxmos   August 16, 2012 at 6:04 am

    @CHIPUBA SANA…you cant even sympathise with innocent mampi? you must be really ichipuba, malawi has no better art compared to zambia especially music and drama

  16. Jimi.kopala   August 16, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Bwela my sister after. After all.

  17. brian   August 16, 2012 at 7:38 am

    wat ever da case!!!!!Shame

  18. condom   August 16, 2012 at 7:53 am

    shr was noy paid 100pin or what

  19. INYUSHI   August 16, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Like always …..the Tumfweko stories are lies. What is slighyly stranded mean? This stories is more about payment for te show. I see nothing about mampi failing to settle the bills at the lodge. C,mon tumfweko!

  20. smart   August 16, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Sorry Mampi for the embarrassment for failing to settle hotel bills.Take a leaf from Koffe Olimide who does not perform at a show until the money is credited to his bank account or get cash upfront.Performing on credit is never good.

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  22. malawi ku pwalala   August 16, 2012 at 9:47 am

    ba wendy doti,muzi samba nosakula sisi,nyasa =filthy and therefore nyasaland=land of unattractive girls..

  23. Kenjibee   August 16, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Work up mampi, why are you easily cheated, schoolu.

  24. MundiaM   August 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Never ever perform on credit again Mampi! Dander heads like Peter Ngosa, mmmm yashani iyi? & others are definately not business minded. Allowing your promotor to keep part of your money for bills is normal practice and you cannot anticipate them doing a disappearance. However, it is also not prudent financial management to just ignore them and use your savings to settle the hotel bills when they are the ones who booked the hotel. So you tough it out, until they settle your bills and keep your savings intact.
    That is business acumen and ensuring you have accurate financial jurisprudence! Shaaa!

  25. Bwana Phiri   August 16, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    uyu musebanya mwe

  26. MZ   August 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Iyeeeee! Mwandi Mampi bayibaleko and keep doing what you do best! Waziba!! Let God deal with them…

  27. Notanjenje man   August 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    hello wa mampi,

    Sure tapapata mwandi, you should have called me in Lilongwe so stop the whole nosense from occuring. Uyu gelo uyu amuti wendy is bad news, u have got to be careful when dealing with her on matter about money.

    With regrets from Malawi

  28. Captain Morgan   August 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Ba tumfweko,if we write nice comments u dnt publish,we call u bafikala,u publish,ukutumpa bafikala mwaumfwa?!

  29. Ngoza   August 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Please Zambians Malawians are silent crooks never trust them. they look good on face but are dengerous crooks

  30. Notporokotoporokotopa!   August 16, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Tondolo musuma!

  31. su   August 16, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    mwandi mampi walilowa, echalenga ba ku chite ifyo

  32. Chipuba Sana   August 16, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    @voltron cunt n oxmos dickhead, u r some mad skeletons. Patriotism aside, Malawi hz nothing to learn from Zed. Malawians are way ahead of us! Even Wendy z more beautiful than this agogo n chimp looking Mampi. Hv u ored 4goyten that Petersen n Baska Baska were fighting 4 Wendy Harawa?? You 2 morons must be not only stupid but also dumbasses.

  33. zozo   August 16, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Mampi tell petersen akachiponone nafuti chi weddy!

  34. zozo   August 17, 2012 at 9:19 am

    It cant be our deva.mwilasebanya abakali

  35. perfect   August 17, 2012 at 9:55 am

    chipuba sana u are an idiot U cant compare Mampi to that stupid wendy. U should grow in that your dull skull.

  36. Yoyoyo   August 17, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Akuna matata

  37. bana temwa   August 17, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    iwe chi mampi…teka imputi ne chinyo panshi…and ur life to christ…busy dancin n singin for the world devil..kansh ukachinja lisa?thats why yobe akushilile imisango shobe shali bola..respect ur body for its the temple of the holy spirit..n not meant for evrybdy to view .nembwa shabaume shonse..eche taupilwa yochikote chonse?

  38. prophet mashoh   August 17, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    bana temwa u are rty…iyu mampi nids to open her eyes..God wnts her to see sumthin..its calamity afta calamity.iwe mampi lesa alefwaya uchinje imibele yobe nomba..wat will it profit a man gain all weathy abd lose his soul ku manpi careful..b learn to listen to wat God is sayin.!do wat pleases God and not sushalin pleasin man.Repent!prophet masho

  39. Bawishi   August 18, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Poor organisation

  40. kamwala   January 29, 2013 at 10:41 am

    The organiser did not do there job properly. too bad Mampi next time u should get the money in advance you can’t perform on credit