It is again that time of the year when lovers spoil each other with affection in celebration of Valentine’s Day which falls on February 14.
Expensive meals, exchanging of gifts, wedding proposals and renewal of vows form the centre of the many indulgences that accompany the theme of the day. With 24 hours away from the Valentine’s Day, the mood is already telling.
Ready to perform: Saint
As usual, a number of activities have been lined up to help couples celebrate the day in style. Among the notable events is the double Valentine’s Day event that has been organised by Sunbird Resorts and Hotels in partnership with HS Winehouse Beverages and Hospitality.
The events will take place in Blantyre and Lilongwe on the same day. Sunbird Mount Soche will host a dinner and dance, which will feature Piksy and Lulu while the one at Lilongwe Sunbird Capital will host a Valentine’s Masquerade Ball featuring Afro artists Kell Kay and Saint.
Sunbird Resorts and Hotels head of sales, marketing and distribution Temwa Kanjadza said the two events will offer unforgettable moments with performances from the leading artists which will go together with a sumptuous cuisine.
She said they are excited with the collaboration with HS Winehouse Beverages and Hospitality which will add colour to the events.
Kanjadza said: “Our collaboration with CapeStars as our beverage partner for these events underscores our commitment for great partnerships with a focus on providing unparalleled customer experiences at our hotels and resorts, as we deliver value for money experiences at the home
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HS Winehouse Beverages and Hospitality co-director Darlington Ndasauka said as a brand they believe in fuelling the currency that brings joy among people.
“CapeStars is about good life and the Valentine’s Day is a true manifestation of good life. There is nothing else which symbolises good life than love. We hope that our presence within the organisation of these two shows will help create memorable experiences among couples,” he said.
In a separate interview yesterday, Saint said the event will offer the opportunity to participate in the love celebrations together with their fans.
“We mostly sing about love. This is a chance to reflect on the realities that love brings which are both positive and negative. This will be a special moment for us as artists and our fans too,” he said.
The Valentine’s Day spirit will linger on longer as Club Illusionz in Lilongwe will host a gig dubbed Old School Night on Friday which will feature the R ‘n’ B group Legends Band alongside DJ Nathan Tunes, VJ Ice, DJ Reubie and DJ Skippy.