Octogenarian Giddes Chalamanda, popularly known as Agide, on Friday defied his age when he gave a scintillating performance at Chameleon Club in Lilongwe. The show, which was a launch of his South Africa tour, saw him perform for almost an hour with lots of energy and vigour. He opened his set with the hit song Che Melie before performing Nthawi Zina. Then he once more performed Che Melie followed by other songs such as Nellie, Linny and Culture Yathu before he was interrupted by Davis Njobvu of the Edgar ndi Davis duo. “Ngati a Giddes tinapita nawo ku America tikakanike ku Sasafrica? [If we managed to take Giddes to America, can we fail to take him to South Africa],” he said while mimicking former president Bakili Muluzi
Malawian gospel rapper, Suffix, real name Aubrey Ghambi continues to make headlines both locally and internationally with his music. The artist has just revealed his latest piece of work, Ghetto Ndi Nyatwa featuring America American Christian hip-hop artist and writer, Sho Baraka. The song is expected to caltapult Suffix to another level as far as music is concerned. Suffix is a Malawian rapper based in the city of Blantyre. He has one mixtape titled D.O.S and several hit singles to his name including Necessary Noise, D.Y.M, and Ulendo Wa Kumwamba which gripped over 60, 000 downloads on www.malawi-music.com. D.Y.M was also featured on the world’s largest Christian Hip Hop online magazine (Rapzilla). Suffix is currently ranked No.17 on the top 20 list of Africa’s most influential C
Malawians have reacted angrily to the production of a hip hop track titled ‘rape’ by Mwiza Chavura. In the song, Chavura was announcing plot to let a girl got drunk on his bills with an intention of raping her for turning down his sexual advances on her. “Ndidzakupanga rape/ kukumwetsa bawa ndikupanga rape/kukamwa kwako nzakumata tape/ zindikana uone udzalira help/ I don’t ……. around nzakupanga rape,” goes part of the chorus of the song. But the song has apparently not gone down well with a lot of Malawians, including some artists who have since taken to the social media condemning it. Spoken word poet Qabaniso Malewezi, himself a former rapper, said much as there was freedom of speech which artists enjoy, there was a line that needed to be drawn. “Art that openly talks about raping a
Musicians in Malawi are attributing their failure to release albums to a surge in piracy. These days, most Malawian musicians only release their music in singles, with very few bothering to give fans a full package. There has been a great evolution in music over the years, especially in terms of storage. From Vinyl records to Tapes, down to CDs and now flash sticks and memory cards. The easier the storage, however, the more challenging it is for artists to secure their works. Musicians are now unable to sell albums as people can now easily access them without having to a cent. Music enthusiasts now obtain their favourite songs simply by downloading them from websites that offer them for free, and through a lot of other ways, like having them transferred to their memory cards. Vetera...
Just weeks after being fired by the public broadcaster Malawi Broadcasting Corporations (MBC), renowned and seasoned presenter, Geoffrey Kapusa has joined private television, Mibawa TV. Kapusa popularly known as Mr. Splash was booted out of MBC last month after he publically criticized management for being overboard with its propaganda in favor of the ruling party Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which he claimed contributed to its shameful loss in the October 2017 by-elections. Kapusa confirmed of his new job on social media and never wasted time to poke fun at his former employers. “Great Lord. Am speechless of your love and care for me and my family. Thank you for the Job offer at Mibawa TV, the only Malawi tv soap producers of Mwachande and Chinganingani,” wrote Kapusa. “Thank you J
Malawi's hip-hop artist and producer, Gemini Major currently based in South Africa has been crowned as producer of the year during the South Africa Hip Hop Awards (SAHHA) 2017. SAHHA are an annual Hip-Hop award ceremony, run by the Ritual Media Group (RMG), that took place on 13 December 2017 at the Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City, Johannesburg. The accolades were given to active members within the industry. Winners received a statue that is called a Pyramid which symbolizes Africans reaching for success. The show featured live performances by some of the nominees and will be pre-recorded for TV broadcast purposes.NE
Thousands of beer lovers thronged Lilongwe Golf Club over the weekend to experience the first ever beer festival courtesy of Carlsberg Malawi. Both the young and the old came together to enjoy the beers under Carlsberg brand with music performances from various local artists. It was a weekend filled with fun as the artists lived up to expectations and consumers behaved, with no major incidents noted or reported. The beer fest, according to Carlsberg Malawi brand manager Twikale Chirwa, is an event aimed at teaching consumers about the positive aspects of beer as well as taking them through the process of brewing it. “We do appreciate the support that we get from beer lovers and we feel they deserve to understand what they drink. On top of that we reduced the prices of beer to let them
One of the country's commercial banks, NBS Bank has today unveiled hip-hop artist, Fredokiss of the Ghetto Gutter Entertainment as their Brand Ambassador. Fredokiss born Penjani Kalua was unveiled at an event held at Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre. According to the bank, Fredokiss has an appeal to an audience that fits the profile of its customers and brands. NE
Problems in identifying a venue for this year’s Matafale memorial show is affecting preparations for the event. Black Missionaries frontman Anjiru Fumulani told local media said they are in the midst of preparing for the memorial show. He said: “But we cannot say for certain as to where it will take place as we are still waiting for confirmation from the owners of the venue. We are hoping to have the show at Chileka Civil Aviation ground but that depends on the owners who are yet to come back to us with our proposal to have the show there.” Anjiru explained that last year they were told that availability of the venue will now be depending on a lot of things like other aviation activities taking place at the same ground. “We are, however, going ahead with our preparations for the show.
First Dawn Arts Managing Director and award-winning filmmaker, Shemu Joyah is set to premiere his latest film titled The Road to Sunrise in Lilongwe on November 3, 2017. Joyah, who came into the limelight in literary circles for directing and producing Seasons of a Life and The Last Fishing Boat, movies, which won the hearts of many Malawians said in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) Tuesday that Bingu International Convention Centre Auditorium would be the venue for the launch while in Blantyre, it would be premiered on November 11, 2017 at Robin’s Park in Blantyre. Joyah said the film tackles a number of social issues that affect women in society and Malawi in particular. “But the film is for everyone else [to watch] regardless of gender orientation. This is why we are targe