Proflight Fly5 show a great success
Proflight Fly5, celebrate great performances and new aviation and entertainment collaboration
Excitement was in the air as people stood outside Polo Grill waiting to get in. Some were uncertain on what to expect but the first impressions were pleasant. Air hostesses were there to add to the feel of the event and they readily welcomed people and aided them in participating in the raffle with their tickets. Polo Grill was chosen as the venue to host the Fly5 Showdown because it is centrally located and many are familiar to it. The venue also has a feel that helped with the feel of the event. Red and purple adorned the walls and there was a relaxed appealing environment as the band played classic familiar tunes before the main events.
The event featured Fly5 – Proflight Zambia’s brand ambassadors: JK, Slap Dee, Cactus Agony, Pompi and Zambian super model Petita Mwanza in a pioneering partnership between Zambia’s entertainment industry and the private sector. The show was designed to celebrate Zambia’s musical talent and highlight the energy and vibrancy of the country’s only scheduled domestic airline in putting Zambia on the international aviation stage.
TGZ had the privilege to speak to Hellen Ngwira, the marketing manager of Proflight who was looking stunning in the Fly5 Proflight outfit. “The main aim of the show is to sensitise people with Proflight. Many people do not know about it and those who do think it’s expensive and really for the upper class. This show is here to familiarise people with our Fly5 and with Proflight and to tell them that we are here and we are growing bigger and affordable to all.” she said. “We are huge ambassadors of domestic tourism and we took our Fly5 to Livingstone for a start to show them the beautiful places that are in Zambia and there is no better way to inform people than to show them. We also did a video that will promote flying and domestic tourism so we are excited about this partnership.”
Drinks were being served and the mood was merry as the Early Birds entertained. Although the show took some time to kick off, the Fly5 finally came onto the stage and brought with them a new form of energy that got the crowd on their feet.
Cactus was the first to perform just after their intro performance and his songs were enjoyed thoroughly with a talented band backing the artist. Pompi, an audience favourite was next and the joy was contagious as people sang along and danced to his popular songs. Next was Slap D who performed crowd favourites and the show was concluded by J.K who really took things a step further by singing some old favourites and incorporating dance, and the audience into his act. This was very exciting for most in attendance. Hellen Ngwira graced the stage to pop the champagne to launch the Fly5 and there was an overall sense of enthusiasm at the gesture.
In an interview with John Mwanza, he expressed his feelings about the show. “we are very pleased with the outcome, even with the very little publicity we did, we are glad this number of people turned up and supported us. We hope people can learn from this and be sensitised by the activities of Proflight in lowering prices of domestic flights and promoting domestic tourism.”
The artists also echoed his words and were satisfied with the turn out. “Although we had a shaky start with the system, I’m glad we did this show and there will only be better things to come.” cactus said.
The Fly5 then went back stage to interact with the fans who were more than pleased to meet them. Overall the night was a success and we look forward to many more like it.