Hip Hop clique Street Fame recently dropped their first Ep called Beyond Dreams. It portrays an image of self belief that with hard work one can achieve their dreams. With their cool urban rap kind of sound, Street Fame are definitely a force to be recognised.
While most of the people in Lilongwe spent their weekend partying, shopping, watching movies or taking rest at home, urban musicians came together at a concert to raise money and collect relief items to assist victims in flood-hit districts including Nsanje, Chikwawa and Mulanje.
The concert organized by musicians themselves with help from the Flood Church, saw performances from various artistes including RoyView, PeterMo, LovC, Rebirth, Cosby Ngumuya, Nyali Music and Janta. Also in attendance was Sally Nyundo and female emcee Aycee James who came all the way from Blantyre for the concert.
Gwamba who was also one of the main organizers of the concert rapped alongside Martse, Krazie-G, and producer AK on the prominent ‘Zimuvuta’ track in additional to their personal sets.
Phyzix took the stage by surprise and dropped an amazing performance with Janta before calling in Mwanache and Tay Grin on the ‘Zolapitsa remix’.
Rapper Tay Grin who was among the closing sets, gave his set his best, and people went nuts with his performance.
The show raised a total of MK100, 000 in gates and cash donations, people also donated assorted items including beddings and clothes. The earnings were given to Pastor Sean of Flood Church who then wrote a cheque to the Department of Disaster Management.
Speaking to Zodiak TV who covered the event, one of the main organizers Timoteo Kailedzi thanked his fellow artist for playing a part in the #NdifeAmodzi campaign that aims to help flood victims nationwide. He also urged people to continue donating and supporting the flood victims.
“The situation is especially severe in Nsanje and Chikwawa, worse than the previous floods in the past. I urge members of the public to also render assistance in these trying times.
“As urban musicians, we offer our condolences to the flood victims in the country,” added Timoteo in a statement on Saturday.
Musicians are to unite in a concert to raise money for the people displaced and affected by floods in many parts of Malawi.
On Saturday, January 24, an all-star line-up will perform a benefit concert at the Flood Hall, Lilongwe City Mall – to enhance fundraising efforts for disaster relief in Malawi. The concert is the latest fundraiser in the #Umodzi and #SaveMalawi campaign.
The concert line-up for January 24, includes Tay Grin, Gwamba, Autocrat, Timoteo Malawi, RoyView, Rebirth, PeterMo, LovC, Spark, Cosby Ngumuya, Don Tars, Big Tar, Synik, Mwanache, producer BFB, Martse, Malinga, Ishan Capital, Kell Kay, Aycee and many more with Anne Matumbi hosting the show and DJ Flame on the ones and twos.
At the concert, there will be a booth setup specially for those that would like to make donations, be it cash, foodstuffs and clothing. All earnings from the concert will be given to the Department of Disaster Management.
Since the beginning of 2015, the rains has caused floods that affected 15 districts across Malawi with Nsanje being the worst hit. There are over 85,000 people displaced and 150 known deaths in Nsanje alone.
Nationwide there are up to 175,000 people displaced and 175 known deaths. This is not a problem the nation can fix overnight, this will take months and we call on the people of Malawi and the whole world to do what they can to help the needy.
We cannot replace the lives that were taken nor can we replace antiques but together we can help rebuild lives. There are camps where flood victims took refuge but do not have basic essentials like water, sufficient food, toothbrushes, pots and more.
So today we strive to provide these things to as many victims as we can. Let’s give them a better tomorrow by helping today.
If you are looking for a quick way to help the flood victims, just SMS “Ndife Amodzi” to 140 on Airtel Malawi network.
The code 140 is part and parcel of the campaign dubbed #NdifeAmodzi. This is strictly an SMS code and all well-meaning citizens are called on to send a blank SMS or simply text ‘Ndife Amodzi’ to 140.
Each SMS costs MK100 and all proceeds shall be donated to the Department of Disaster Management and Red Cross. Please send as many SMSs as you can to help our brothers and sisters in need. #NdifeAmodzi
Cassper Nyovest, South Africa’s multi-award winning rapper, is set to perform in Malawi on 21 March 2015. The concert is set for College of Medicine Sports Complex in Blantyre. The artist will be performing in Malawi courtesy of Mango Entertainment.
A performance agreement between the South African Best Male Artist in the year 2014 and the Malawian company, Mango Entertainment, was signed this week. The rapper also confirmed via social media on Facebook informing his Malawian fans that he was coming to perform in the country.
Nyovest’s debut album Tsholofelo, which features the hit songs Doc Shebeleza, Gushese and Phumakim, was certified gold late last year making it one of the most successful rap albums from Africa this decade.
Though based in South Africa, Cassper Nyovest traces back his roots to Malawi, where his mother calls home.
This is the second time Mango Entertainment has invited an artist from SA to perform in Malawi. They brought in Zahara in 2013 when she performed in Blantyre and Lilongwe.
The wait is over: Chambiecco has released the music video for Ndizamugogoda. The Prime Time Media artist has remained at the top of the dancehall genre through the steady release of hit singles like Ndizamugogoda, Kachere, Get Down Low and Pakamodzi.
King Chambiecco aka Chimkwezamau aka Zam’bongo was raised in the Chitete ghetto within the heart of Kasungu and is acknowledged for his high energy performances and vibrant stage presence. Apart from Kasungu, he has also performed in several districts among them; Lilongwe, Salima, Mzuzu, Mzimba, Nkhotakota, Ntcheu and Dowa. He also made a number of surprise performances during the late Mafunyeta’s music tours as they were very close friends.
Check out the Ndizamugogoda song & video here >> Ndizamugogoda by King Chambiecco
StreetFame(T1 and Toast) who recently released hit song “Buns and Hands” are set to release their Ep “Beyond Dreams”. The Ep’s theme is basically that of motivation. It portrays an image of self-belief that with hard work you can achieve all your dreams.
The Ep features 6 songs. Track list Below:
01. Puttin’ In (Pro Kortyz,T1Beats)
02. Gold Chain (Pro Kortyz,T1Beats)
03. Buns & Hands (Pro Kortyz)
04. Exotic (Pro Kortyz, T1Beats)
05. Nacho (Pro Kortyz, KeiM)
06.Dont be Mad (Pro Kortyz,T1Beats)
Street Fame is currently working on a video for the recently released song “Buns and hands” which also surfaces in the Ep.
Project April Models led by rapper Timoteo Malawi, donated assorted items to a nursery/orphan school in Lilongwe’s Area 47.
The models comprising of Sarah Chiundiza, Kissy Face and artists represented of Evanz, Timoteo Malawi, Capital Gal, Ababa from Anzukulu Crew and RoyView, came together on the 20th this month and donated assorted items which include diapers, baby milk and other household items which totaled to more than MK100, 000. The models also spent quality time with the kids at the nursery.
Speaking during the donation, Timoteo Malawi said, ‘the idea is to encourage models to get involved in societal work. It was a touching moment for us, and we are committed to more visits in the future to help the less privileged.
“We want to assist them in accordance with our vision as models and artists of being a compassionate, just and caring,” he continued.
The initiative is about encouraging Malawi models and urban artist to get actively involved with society and thus develop a sense of charity.
Its Christmas time, and Gwamba is looking to put a smile on his fans with a surprise single release.
Gwamba released a special song titled “We Will” for fans on December 25rd to celebrate the holiday season.
‘We Will’ features Zeus (Botswana), Stlofa (Lesotho), KrTC (Swaziland), Kaliwo (Zambia), Brian (Zimbabwe) and The Dogg (Namibia) and is the theme song for the United Nations Population Fund.
Among other issues, the song addresses issue of gender-based violence, human rights. It also lambasts early marriages and encourages education.
The track is sung with a twist and lyrics by Gwamba himself whose smooth vocals blend with Zeus’ high range to create a light, holiday feel in their song.
Commenting on the release, Gwamba, real name Duncan Zgambo said ‘I just felt like surprising my fans, please consider the song as a Christmas gift.”
Recently, Gwamba announced he will be releasing another song on New Year’s titled Finish Line, which features Botswana’s Zeus and Zambia’s Jay Rox of Zonefam.
Talking of giving out during the festival season, Gwamba in collaboration with other urban artists, designers and Project April Models, have organized what is being called the #FeedTheStreets Campaign, which aims at feeding street kids.
The campaign was supposed to take place on Christmas Day, but has been postponed to the 30th December, 2014 due to other reasons. It will take place at Shoprite Complex from 11:00AM to 2:00PM.
Nde’feyo Entertainment announces the release of a Christmas song “Emmanuel” by its sub-label Nde’feyo Gospel singer Mada Ngoleka and the 2014 Sunbird Search for a Star winner MacLuther Mambala Henry.
MacLuther is now working under Nde’feyo Gospel following the label’s reward of an album for the music competition’s winner. They offered him a one-year recording deal for an album which includes music videos.
Mada has been with the label for over a year now. The two youthful musicians have recorded the song, produced by Sunbird Search for a Star judge and producer Dumisani Mfune at his studios in Blantyre, to celebrate Christmas.
They sing about a story on Mary being pregnant, through the troubles she went through to secure (a place) for her to give birth and Joseph being by her side reassuring her, to the moment Jesus the Messiah was born to take away the sin (s) of the world. Mada plays the role of Mary while MacLuther plays Joseph.
The song, which came out Tuesday, has been released as the two are also recording their respective yet-to-be titled albums to be released under Nde’feyo Gospel.
Taking time out from their busy schedules, Ghetto Gutter Entertainment artists, Ace Dirty and Fredokiss visited the Agape Orphanage in Blantyre where they talked to and mentored the young students about various life issues. Also in attendance was Mr Slyk who was the Dj at the event making sure things were lively as the children danced before being served lunch.
This is the 2nd year running that Fredokiss has been a part of such a charitable initiative and the artist sees no reason to stop, “This is just the beginning! I believe as artists we can influence our society in a positive way and help grow and protect our nation both from evils within and without.”