Madalitso kambale is a Malawian hip-hop artist well known by the name Tonymevill ,who is based in South Africa,capetown.He was born on 4 January 1995.
He started doing music in June 2019.He released his first song called “Samalengeza” in 2019.
He is about to release his first Ep which will contain 6 tracks with different types of music.He promised that he will keep doing good music with good messages to his funs .
Neil Nayar is a British Singer-Songwriter, who came to Malawi in 2012 as a volunteer for Music Crossroads, in Area 23, Lilongwe. He started playing music with local musicians and even learning about local traditional music from masters of Nsansi, the local mbira, such as Charles Mkanthama.
In his time in Malawi, Neil has released 1 album ‘Made in Malawi’, re-opened the Arts Venue, Grittah’s Camp, and toured Europe as manager of Traditional Duo, Madalitso Band. The most Notable single from the album being Chemwali.
As of recent, Neil has ventured into making covers of Malawi’s most legendary and trending songs. Not so long ago he dropped the first of its kind where he made a cover of Giddess Chalamanda’s Linny.
Not so long after he made another cover for one of 2020’s most trending songs ‘Huwa’ by Atoht Manje.
Good News to Machinjiri based female rap artist, Minad, as she has been contacted by Teamx1 entertainment for a management deal.
Teamx1 entertainment is an entertainment and promoting agency based in Lilongwe, that aims at promoting arts and organizing music events.
Teamx1 founder and Chairman known as #teacher formerly known as Skappadvj says that the management deal will be formal in January 2021 and ‘Minad’ will release her debut single under the new management, ‘Wabodza’.
Soon after releasing ‘Kwenikweni‘ Waache releases ‘Umependeza‘ a Swahili titled track wish appreciates a womans beauty, Umependeza means ‘ looking nice or attractive’ in Swahili, the song features Kell kay and is produced by Henwood. Waache is a Blantyre based rapper is also a song writer and an actor acting in TV series ( Spouses and workmates) which shows on TTV every Tuesday evening, Waache real name ‘Titus Herman’ is current working on an album titled ‘Platnum dream’ and is being recorded by big name producers like Dj slay, Tricky beats, sispence OBK and Henwood, so far he has worked on seven songs from and album planned to have 12 tracks most of which are collabos. At this extent in his musical career he has collaborated with big names like kell kay, Blaze, DNA, Blakjak, GD, Martse, and Sam simakweri and wishes to add up to that list to further work with Lulu, Nepman, Phyzix, Fredokis and Macelba
The Malawi Music industry is diverse and changes overnight like weather. You can wake up to one trend this morning and the next minute , a whole new wave overshadows the previous trend.
Over the past week, Malawi’s top music artists have released smash hits which have turned tables and brought in a new wave. Artists Including Dan Lu, Lawi, Gwamba, Onesimus, and Namadingo have been talk of the week for the past week with their songs having a positive feedback in the weekly top 10 charts.
Topping the local Malawi Chart, is ‘Onesimus’ with his latest song, ‘PANADO’ which is also doing great in South Africa’s top 10 itunes chart (currently at number 4). In the song, ‘Panado’, Onesimus talks about those that hate on successful people, and those that have and envious and jealousy attitude towards progress. He advises such people to take some medication as jealous and envy is a disease.
Another song gaining love is Janta’s ‘Chisoni’ which is based on his life story. In the song ‘Chisoni’, Janta, who has recently gone through a heartbreak, cries out and admits that he was about to commit suicide after his recent heartbreak. His story is something many youths have related to hence making a heavy buzz across Malawi.
3 weeks old, ‘YAZ ABANTU’ by Gwamba ft Mlindo the Vocalist is also doing exceptionally well in the top 10 chart, currently at number 3. Currently, Gwamba is Malawi’s biggest hiphop artist, and with such an international collabo, it is no surprise that he is making great buzz in the charts.
Malawi’s currently trending humanitarian, Namadingo is also making great strides in the music industry upon releasing his latest single, ‘TUMANI’, which is one week old. In the song, he calls upon God to send his Angels to witness the sins happening in some churches. Despite being a secular musician, Namadingos’s tune has received warm response in Gospel corners.
Other artists that are gaining momentum and might be in line for next trends include;- Lawi, Dan lu, Rashley, Zani Challe, and Tyler Da Crisis .
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DANCEHALL NEEDS A NEW KING TO LEAD IT INTO THE FUTURE, I AM THAT KING.” SANTAFELLA CROWNS HIMSELF THE NEW DANCEHALL MESSIAH
He isn’t a stranger in the industry having being mentored by some of the big names in the dancehall circles, Santafella’s musical journey is one that has been nothing short of interesting as he’s proved that nothing beats hard work and dedication.
Commonly known for bringing together a new breed of dancehall artists to form a faction that has solely set it’s sights on leading Malawian dancehall into the future, Santafella has come into his own in 2020, spearheading a 3 man revolution that has seen him lay waste to some of the notable dancehall names with jabs aimed at reigniting the dancehall spark that has slowly been fading over the last few years.
“I love dancehall, and it’s sad to see how much talent we have and yet we aren’t moving forward. I wanna lead us into the future because the others have failed and yet they’re still respected for works they did in 2005. Music has changed, they need to change with the times or pass the torch or else ndilanda.” Said the charismatic New Dancehall Generation leader, Santafella.
This came off the back of a diss video to the dancehall fraternity heavyweights like Malinga and his Archaida Universe (with the exception of Ka Sir Blanca), Mady P and the entire Mabilinganya empire, as well as Blasto, stating that they were supposed to take Malawian dancehall international but they’re too comfortable to do it.
Will the self proclaimed KING back up his words or is it just talk? Time will tell, we’ll patiently observing to see what happens next..
POLICE have taken interest in some video clips circulating on social media involving the late musician David Phiri famously ‘Daev Zambia’.
Daev Zambia is the famous singer behind the hit songs ‘Never been easy’ and ‘Kamba ka love’ and was also part of the XYZ music group.
He died on Sunday evening along side three other people on the Chirundu-Kafue road.
And in the video clips that have gone viral on various social media platform’s, two unidentified young women are seen whipping the late musician.
The two women who can visibly be seen, can also be heard forcing the musician to sing one of his songs titled, ‘its never been easy’.
The two women are also heard asking the late Daev Zambia to apologize while a man’s voice could be heard telling the ladies in a sarcastic way to stop whipping him.
And when contacted, police spokesperson Esther Katongo said police had taken interest in the matter.
“Yes, we have watched the videos and we have taken interest in the matter,” Mrs Katongo wrote.
A man in KwaMashu, north Sister of Durban has reportedly filed for divorce from his wife of 3 years after the wife said Master KG’s new song Jerusalema is better than Sister Bethina.
The man, only identified as Vusi (32) is believed to have been so infuriated by the sentiments by his wife Nokwanda (21) that he asked her to pack and go. Sister Bethina has always been considered to be the unofficial National Anthem of South Africa.
On the day the marriage crumbled, it is believed Nokwanda was playing Jerusalema on repeat as she practiced some dance moved. At the same time, Vusi became irritated with the constant repetition and asked her (Nokwanda) to change the song and maybe play a Sister Bhetina. An argument ensued after Nokwanda suggested that Jerusalema is better than Sister Bhethina.
The statement did not sit down well with Vusi who demanded Nokwanda to take back her words. Nokwanda refused and at this moment, Vusi is said to have told Nokwanda to vacate their rented mkhukhu and go find another husband who she would respect.
Sister Bethina is an old song that was released many years ago by Mgarimbe. The song was a major hit for years with a dance challenge. Lots of people are still moved by the song to date.
Jerusalema is also a hit song by Master KG feat. Nomcebo; it’s music video has reached over 150 million views and it’s bagged international recognition from huge stars, and also at the top of global song charts.
The old hit song trends on social media, as people are considering reasons why it should be SA anthem and vice versa for Jerusalema.
Vusi’s neighbors who witnessed the sad occurrence however said Vusi probably had other reasons to divorce his wife and the Jerusalema Sister Bethina issue was just an excuse.
“I do not believe he really divorced her because of that. He has other issues. He was just looking for an excuse ”
The Nyau King, Tay Grin, has reacted to his appointment as the London Political
Summit (LPS) and Awards Ambassador 2020.
The London Political Summit and Awards has appointed the celebrated Malawian
superstar as an ambassador for the 2020 summit, representing Malawi and the
entire Southern Africa (SADC).
The conferment of this award is planned to take place in London during the 5th
Anniversary of the Summit’s existence.
Addressed as H.E. Limbani Kalilani (his real name), the Nyau King’s appointment
is made in full recognition of his immense contribution to the causes of youth
emancipation for social change for the enhancement of democratic leadership, and
to the role of music and culture in social transformation in Malawi.
“We are convinced that you would be a great role-model and an inspiration to
many young people in Malawi and across Southern Africa. We earnestly hope for
your acceptance of this award and look forward to working with you, as our
Ambassador of hope for young leaders in Southern Africa region,” reads part of
the appointment letter addressed to the Nyau King by Dr. Josephine Ojiambo,
Former Deputy Secretary General Commonwealth, Rotary International
Representative to UNICEF and the United Nations office in Nairobi and Global
ambassador for the LPS.
Accepting the appointment, Tay Grin, who is also a politician, Musician,
humanitarian and Entrepreneur, says, “For the London Political Summit to have
me as an Ambassador representing Malawi and the SADC is something huge. It’s
not only a great honor for me, but for the entertainment industry, the Youth of
Malawi and the youth of SADC.
“I commit to continue championing the course and space for the youth in politics,
arts and business in Malawi and Africa through this appointment, my music,
businesses and humanitarian initiatives. These are values that are dear to my heart.
“I am aware that this latest appointment comes after the same institution awarded
me the “Emerging Young Politician Award last year 2019. I don’t take both
recognitions for granted.
“Having access to that platform is really a big thing because I will have access to
very influential people from different industries across the globe. I want to
maximize on all these avenues. Having access to investors, politicians and
musicians at a top level in different countries will help me bring about
development to Malawi by helping the government achieve some of its goals.”
He adds: “Let me also take this opportunity to express my appreciation to the
decision taken by the new administration to recognize arts at the Presidential level
by creating an advisory office in Arts and for appointing an experienced and
proven artist; Hon. Lucius Banda to be the first holder of that office. Hon. Lucius
Banda has been there and an experienced challenges art face in Malawi and knows
where to start.
“I call upon all artists in Malawi to work with the Presidential advisory office on
Arts for the betterment of arts in Malawi. The President has created the opportunity
for us and on behalf of all the youth and creative in the country, I say thank you
Your Excellency. Let us all embrace and make use of it regardless of political
H. E Nyau King Limbani Peter Kalilani
LPS Ambassador 2020
Just about a week after sponsoring award winning Afro R’n’B artist, Kell Kay’s studio live session, Standard Bank is championing it’s own motto by showing other corporate institutions that with proper support, the Arts Industry can flourish but that “I Can Be” if only we all hold our hands.
The artist is set to record Standard Bank’s theme song “It Can Be” on Saturday, September 12, and will later on shoot the video to the song of which is scheduled to be released on Monday, September 14th.
This project is more than just a Kell Kay, Standard Bank project as it is also employing the services of the music producers, sound engineers, videography crew, models, marketers and many others. This has been done in order to empower every other level of man power present in the creation of art that is loved by the public.
This project is step in the right direction for the Arts Industry as it will serve as a pathway for other institutions to follow and help in empowering the many youths in Arts who’ll in turn employ themselves and others, fostering economic growth in the country.
BRAVO STANDARD BANK!!!!!
By Kelvin ‘Repro’ Mtambo