Edson Nyirenda also known by nickname Gugwe He is a Malawian hiphop artist based in Blantyre.
His nickname called Gugwe is the abbreviation of (God Ultimate Good We Endure).
He was born on 5 May 2001.
He started doing music in 2020 after being inspired by his friend audio producer pastor Dickson and he grew up listening to Seven O more who has been his role model.
Within 5months Gugwe managed to drop more than 8 songs,ZICHANI was his first song followed by his well known song titled zingayambe kuiwalika which he featured HC.
Gugwe is planning of having Ep of 6songs which he wants to feature different well known artists and He is about to drop out his first music video this coming February.
Here is the link of one of his songs titled kumanda
You can get Gugwes songs on Mikozi Network
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
Nevada is a fast rising dancehall artist from zomba, his real name is Robert Banda. He is a yao by tribe. For Nevada to fuse into the music industry , Nevada had a dream where by he was instructed to start doing music for the future of many malawians . After having a look at it , he realised that indeed these malawian artists are struggling to pay their bills just because they are not making enough money out of it . Nevada believes that he is only the musician who will test international market in malawi and he will change the industry to the fact that everybody will be getting something out of it because he has been called by God
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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Born on 31 August 2003 at Likuni hospital in Lilongwe Amacka Musiq real name Chukwu-Amaka Keziah Duru is the only child in her family.
She started her education at a tender age of 2years at Jane Adams pre-school.She did her junior primary school at Lilongwe CCAP, and later her senior primary school at Lilongwe L.E.A school.She was then selected to Bwaila secondary school where she had her secondary school education.She is now doing marketing at K&M school of accounting.
Her music carrier started in 2019 during a Covid 19 stay at home break.She took advantage of this break to break into the music industry with her debut single track titled *allergic to haters* and a month later she came up with its video.
Many people didn’t believe that a young girl like her could come up with nice dancehall tune and due to public demand she released yet another hit track titled *unstoppable*.After listening to this song that’s when it was confirmed that Amacka Musiq is one of the promising dancehall artists in Malawi.
A few months after *unstoppable* she came up with yet another surprise. It was an EP that consisted of 6 songs. It was in this Extended Playlist where the song that was liked by many titled *wankazi* was in.
The song talks about the struggles and abuse that a girl child goes through and how relatives fail to help in or worse still cover up as if nothing has happened all in the bank of protecting the image of the family.
A year later into Music Amaka was approached by Telekom Networks Malawi for an ambassadorship deal as TNM youth influencer,a month later she signed a 1year deal with tnm.
Of recent she has done a collaboration with one of the biggest female artists named *Sangie* in a track titled *Unity*
Amaka is a fast growing brand and has big plans.
To her fans she promises nothing but the best,as she dreams of taking her music beyond Malawi boarders.
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..