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
Who Is GrisVer?
A young man born & raised in Lilongwe, Malawi. GrisVer is a music producer & sound engineer, with an internationally competitive specialty in making Electronic Dance Music (EDM).
GrisVer draws his influences from artists such as Avicii, Skrillex, Daft Punk and Zedd.
I have released a lot music, featuring some of Malawi’s top emerging talents such as Dark Shadow, Eril, Luzio & Mungo.
‘Play Time’, an EP released earlier in 2020 was my approach to travel back in time to my childhood, with a lot of references to my personal interests such as an anime called ‘Dragonball’.
I featured a Canadian singer/song-writer named Xtina Jewel on the lead single titled ‘You’, which debuted in first place of Zonse Malawi’s Weekly chart, in June 2020.
What inspired the ‘Funk Your Feelings’ EP?
After expressing my experimental side with my previous EP, I asked almost everyone I could a set of questions on what they liked & disliked about my project, I demanded unfiltered honesty from all participants, some who I didn’t even know personally. With the feedback , I was geared to develop an even better EP to highlight my more ‘Musical’ touch to my production, as I primarily focused on technique prior.
With a love for instruments, I can play guitar and keyboard, and have always wanted to express these instruments in my music. This EP took me out of my comfort zone, as almost all the songs sound like they are being played by a live band which is in contrast to the extremely digital and electronic sounding character that many know my music for.
What is ‘Funk Your Feelings’ About?
When organizing the EP, I wanted it to feel like a fancy ball-room event. Hence why, I titled the opening track ‘Before We Begin’. This signifies an audience arriving at the venue and socializing over drinks before the performances begin. So Ideally, the listener is the 3rd person seeing this event unfold, like a movie of some sort. Once Luzio starts singing later on in the song, the string quartet stops (as the audience is now settled), and Luzio takes over, while singing and performing ‘Can’t Get Enough’ on the piano.
You can literally sing the entire song’s lyrics from the beginning to the end.
This EP aims at exploring the sound and culture of the Disco/funk era of the 1980s. I listened to old songs from acts such as DAZZ BAND, The Whispers, Grandmaster Flash and Mark Morrison. I took a full week listening to only this music, as well as reading up and watching documentaries about that era in general. All these experiences created a foundation for me to find my feet creatively in this new direction to sound I had taken.
80’s disco majorly explores themes such as heart breaks, love and lust. I expressed just that in the EP, bringing in international talents such as Binco and Liam Leon to help convey the emotion in terms of vocals, as well as another singer/songwriter who will be later revealed as she is part of the bonus track that shall be released shortly after the EP.
When will the EP Be Released?
The EP comes out on Saturday, Septemter 12th. The EP will be available on all major streaming platforms and will also be released for FREE DOWNLOAD to the masses, as a means of thanking everyone that supported my previous project and during my promotional content run.
Following me on my various social media platforms will keep you in the loop with all the details, as well some cool giveaways and music videos planned for the near future.
In-house media on the 7th September premiered “Hide and Seek” riddim medley.
After the radio premiere on MBC radio 2’s Made on Monday, the medley is available for radio play.
“The medley is available especially with reggae dancehall DJs across the country. After two weeks of radio promotion, the album will be released for sale so that people can appreciate and support the talents through buying,” In-house founder and owner BlackJak narrates.
“Hide and Seek” riddim features 17 artists including Blakjak, Nes Nes, Saint, Provoice, Jay Jay cee, Ting Ah leak, K one, Blackafella, Mad spark, Fyah bwoy, Nique Bangin from Jamaica, Black seed (UK), Dattaz and many more.
All the 17 songs were mixed and mastered by Fyah Bwoy, the In-house media producer.
Inhouse media opened its doors in January 2020.
Inhouse media provides conducive environment for artists to explore their creativity.
BlackJak says, “In the near future, the plan is to have an empire and manage artists fully depending on Finances.”
Currently, the firm provides free recording sessions and helps in creating material for artists.
Sometimes you actually need to do the opposite of what people expect you to do.
Emojayne a young talented artist from machinjiri aged 20, is hailed to be one of the greatest upcomingfemale artist.
Who was featured in ndatopa by emmanuel mw and joe santiagp.
I began singing when i was seven years old, mostly at church, people had to appreciate the gift of music but i was afraid to showcase my talent because i was into secular music not gospel. Till my friend convinced me to go record a song at the studio. Which evententually turned out great and loved tittled zammalingaliro.
I realized i shouldnt keep my talent all by myself and forget what people will say, in my freetime i love being in the studio, so far i have produced 2 singles tittled memories and house arrest. I’m really looking forward to a great future and more music.
wongan gerrard mvula , known professionally as wongie balada, is a malawian singer and songwriter. wonderful givens of record label “spremmund entertainment” discovered him in 2019. His genre of music is that of Afro pop and R&B. He was born on 10 October 1999 in mzimba district but currently based in mzuzu, Malawi. He is currently 21 years old.
An upcoming artist from Chinsapo in Lilongwe, Bieg Man is a reggae dancehall artist that has garnered interest in his home area as he’s been hailed the next KaSir Blanca, signaling that he’ll at a later stage represent the area on the National stage.
He himself a leader of the group called Top Shattah Ranks that compromises of himself, Meezy Deezy, Banton Morgan, Crantan, and Jonaya, Bieg Man has been a role model as his unique lyrism and delivery has put him miles above his competition, gaining admiration from his followers.
Inspired by dancehall legends like Vybz Kartel, Elephant Man, Aidonia and others, the charismatic toast prodigy has managed to harness the skills of the aforementioned legends to carve out his own unique brand of music.
The artist has released his first music video titled “Sweet Poison.”
The story of DJ Zimbabwe and Young Sam is one that’s new to people in the music circles as the multi talented duo has stormed the industry with hits on a regular basis.
Since their “Tikakumana Pa WhatsApp” single swept music fans off their feet, the duo have been relentless in dropping some of the hottest songs on the urban music scene, winning over the hearts of many as their comic and fun approach to music has been a distinguishing and refreshing trademark in the industry which seems to sit well with fans.
Having retreated to studio work as the duo built their reputations in the production side of the game, DJ Zimbabwe and Young Sam are back with a new single titled “Itsanana” that explains the unconditional love that exists between two lovers despite COVID-19 restricting the couple from their routine activities.
Will this song emulate the success of the other songs? For now, that’s anyone’s guess.
Mayamiko Kamzati Seyani popularly known as Kamzati 2 is a seasoned writer art critic and a marketer. Kamzati came known in the art circles when he worked for Nation Newspaper Arts desk as a reporter from 2011 to 2014. His unbiased and balanced criticism for arts earned him both love and hate from readers. However, it was his column Below the Belt that made him a domestic name as far as arts commentary is concerned.
In 2015, Kamzati worked with producer AK and VJ Ice under the now-defunct label Hype Music Entertainment where they signed Episodz, Chance, Angie and Taelo under their catalogue. At the moment he is managing Episodz who recently released his Extended Playlist (EP) called Bilingual 2.0.
At the moment, he is working in the FMCG sector as a marketer.
And Today, Dancehall/ Reggae artist, ‘Provoice’ has announced signing a management deal with ‘Kamzatii’
The industry has drastically changed in the past few years. Among those changes has been the fall from grace of dancehall factions as the industry has been flooded with hip hop/trap group, eclipsing the once formidable forces such as Archaida Universe and Mabilinganya Empire.
The rise of trap facttions has seen one group rise to prominence in the first half of the year, and that group is G Lynix Music Group.
A 10 member group, G Lynix Music has grabbef the spotlight by the scarf of the neck and hasn’t wavered in it’s pursuit of industry glory.
My first encounter with the group was back in 2019 when they released a song titled “Sooner (feat. Travetta & Picial).” The song went on to spend 2 weeks on the Born & Bred top 10 chart and this was just the beginning of what what was to come.
A record smashing stint followed with their high profile song “Zero Sum Game (perfomed by Neither & Scar).” Debuting on #1 on the Born & Bred chart, going on the spend 5 weeks more on the spot, becoming the only song to spend 6 consecutive weeks on the position it debuted on. The song went on to smash the most votes record (before being displaced), and also remains joint holder for the record of the longest stay on the chart on the show.
It was clear from the get go that the group was not in it for games, they meant business.
Today, the group has released it’s recent single Titled “Outside (Prod by Henwood)” as they plan on keeping the momentum going.
The question now is; Will they carry on with the winds in their sail, or will they crumble with the pressure of the industry?
Let’s wait and see.
Download Outside:- https://mikozinet.com/g-lynix-outside/