Sam Banda Jnr is an award winning Arts, Features and Online Journalist working for Times Group. He has covered several festivals both local and international. He was voted the Best Investigative Arts Journalist ( 2012) by Copyright Society of Malawi ( Cosoma) and arts associations during their festival known as Bwalo la Aluso Festival. He was also voted the Best Arts Reporter by Lake of Stars Festival organisers for Best coverage. Born on 26th September, 1981, he joined Times Group in 2004. He hails from the Northern region district of Nkhata Bay.