The 35 year old Alleluya band has been nominated in the Best “All time” Band in the Musicians Association of Malawi (Mam) inaugural awards to be held at Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe on Friday night, 24 January, 2014.
The other nominees in the same category is Zembani band, a band born after Lucius Banda left Alleluya band; Lucky Stars; Black Missionaries; Ravers Band; and The Roots.
Paul Banda, one of the founders of Alleluya Band has also been nominated in the category, “Life Time Achievers” together with his brother Lucius and other four.
According to The Daily Times of Wednesday, January 22, 2014 president Joyce Banda who was expected to attend, has delegated Vice President Khumbo Kachali to attend the event.
“She confirmed her attendance at first but she will not. She has now delegated the Vice President who will be in attendance,” Presidential Press Secretary Steven Nhlane is quoted in the same paper.
This is the first time that Mam is hosting the awards. There are 14 award categories, which include Best Male, Best Female, Best Upcoming Band, Best All Time Band, Best Choral, Traditional, Best Gospel, Best Song 2012-13, Stage Performance, Best Acoustic, Special Media, Best Upcoming Artist, Best Urban-Hip/Hop Rap Music and Best Reggae/Dancehall.