The Bible Society of Malawi held a Youth Talent Competition called Bible Youth Buzz (BYB) in Lilongwe. 35 groups and individuals participated in the competition. The youth came from four cities: Blantyre, Zomba, Lilongwe and Mzuzu.
The performances were in four categories, namely: Drama, Scripture recitals, music and poetry.
Speaking when presenting the prizes, Mr Clapperton Mayuni, BSM Executive Director, commended the youths who had showcased their talents in different forms, stressing that youths should use their God-given talents to praise him and not indulge in things that dishonour God’s name.
“The Bible Youth Advocate is a program which seeks to unearth and promote youth hidden talent as we promote God’s Word,” said Mr. Mayuni. “In this competition everyone is a winner because we are celebrating those talents God has blessed us with. I urge you to continue honouring God through your God-given talents.”
Eight groups and individuals went away with different prizes like laptops, smartphones, Bibles and trophies.
Innocent Kandoje, Director of one of the participating groups, Thunders – a dance group, thanked Bible Society of Malawi for giving the youths a platform to showcase their talents. “We thank the Bible Society for this competition because our talents have been exposed to people and that they can appreciate what we are able to do,” he said. “We do this in our backyards with no one knowing what we are doing, but now we feel like the whole nation now knows about us. We ask Bible Society to continue engaging us, the youth in different activities so that we can help spread the message of Christ and not indulge in bad things.”