Ngoni Festival (Ngoma)

Yesterday I attended Ngoma in Bawi. It’s a traditional Ngoni Festival held once every two years and features traditional Ngoni dances from Ntcheu, Dedza, Mzimba and Mozambique. The festival is organised by the Katola family.

The guest of honour was Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani IV, Paramount Chief of Ntcheu Maseko Ngoni’s. Also present were Traditional Authority Kwataine, Traditional Authority Makwangwala, Parliament First Deputy Speaker Jones Chingola, Peoples Progressive Movement president Mark Katsonga Phiri and Reserve Bank of Malawi deputy governor Mary Nkosi to mention a few. A few pictures from the below.

Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani IV flanked by Inkosi Kwataine and Inkosi Makwangwala

Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani flanked by Inkosi Kwataine and Inkosi Makwangwala

Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani IV dancing

Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani dancing

Impi Wilfred Katola Nyoni (in elaborate head gear) at the Ngoma or Ngoni Festival

Impi Wilfred Katola Nyoni (in elaborate head gear) at the Ngoma or Ngoni Festival

Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani IV's wife

Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani’s wife (in red headgear)

Charles Govati, a member of the Remaseko Gomani Cultural Trust

Charles Govati, a member of the Remaseko Gomani Cultural Trust

Inkosi Kwataine, ngoma ngoni

Inkosi Kwataine

Impi Katola’s wife, naKhumalo

ngoni ngoma

Ngoni ngoma

Ngoni ngoma

Ngoni ngoma

Ngoni ngoma

Ngoni ngoma

Impi Katola also celebrated his 75th birthday

My mother and I

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  1. I wish to attend this vestival once I am in Malawi next time is organsised let me know.

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