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Martse releases unannounced new song, “Zikumupweteka” featuring Dancehall artist Mafo

Lilongwe-based hip-hop icon Martse, has yet dropped another surprise. This time he features dancehall artist Mafo in his newly released single ‘Zikumpweteka’.

The song talks about how jealous has taken toll, and people are no longer appreciating each other on various achievement and talents.

“I see and dream music,” Martse said in an interview shortly after the song hit Malawi-Music.com. “It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling, a memory from my childhood, thoughts about life, my dreams they’re all connected to the music.”

“I just want to give my music to the people I love and respect and hope that they feel the same thing I felt when I made the music,” the rapper said.

And commenting on his recent awesome performances at Gwamba and Nesnes’ album launch, both in Lilongwe and Blantyre, the rapper said “It was such a beautiful moment,” Martse told the media. “Again, it sent chills down my spine just to be there with him in his element doing what he was made to do. And as my friend, it felt good to see him feeling so good about that.”

A person can criticize Martse for a lot of things, but complacency is not one of them. As a hip-hop act that has been successful multiple times over the years, Martse could always stand firm. This is the spirit that drives artistic achievement. So, regardless of your opinion on Martse, there is a reason to respect him for making great music.

Listen and download the new song by following this link on Malawi-Music.com

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Reggae Is In My Veins - Trumel

Dancehall and Reggae Maestro Trumel Set To Share Stage With Soul Raiders Band

Trumel is set to share the stage with Sensational reggae outfit Soul Raiders Band this Saturday, 1st November at Chameleon’s bar, Lilongwe.

Truemale Bonnface (born 03 April 1983), better known by the name Trumel, is signed to Nde’feyo Music. Growing up with his mother, as his father spent much of his time in Zimbabwe, life was not easy for the young Trumel, but upon realizing the gift and potential he had, his mother and late aunt encouraged him nurture his talent in church where he used to sing every Saturday, being a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and his passion for music grew stronger. He has recently released the music video to his latest chart topping reggae tune “Reggae Is In My Veins” from his upcoming album.

Soul Raiders originally started at Chancellor College in 2001 and performing in and around Zomba until 2004 when most members graduated. The band prides itself in high quality sound and boasts of its own music engineer who is a University music graduate. The band plays strictly reggae music. Be sure to check out songs from their recent album, “Reggae Revolution“.

 

Venue: Chameleon Bar

CHARGES: MK1,500 TIME: 8pm

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Tay grin brings home a Beffta Award

Malawi’s hip-hop artist Tay Grin Saturday night won Best International African Act at the 2014 Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts (Beffta) Awards.

BEFFTA Awards is a distinctly special awards ceremony honouring the best showbiz and entertainment personalities in the black and ethnic communities in the UK, USA, Africa, Caribbean, Canada and globally.

BEFFTA Awards is the first of its kind rewarding under one roof outstanding achievements and contributions from Africans, Caribbeans and Asians in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts. This international prestigious ceremony celebrates an all round accomplishments of a hard working community within entertainment and showbiz especially the unknown talent that need exposure.

The awards ceremony founded by Pauline Long also aims to inspire black and ethnic personalities worldwide to achieve at the highest levels. It provides a networking platform for industry personalities.

Tay Grin was nominated for Best International African Act and Best Music Video for his new song ‘The Beach.’

In Best International Act category, he was up against continental music giants P-Square, Davido, Timaya, Zahara, Awilo Longomba, Dr Sid, Olamide, Sautisol and R2bees.

For “Best Video”, he was facing the likes Mafikizolo for the video Khona, Jose Chameleon for Wale Wale, Mr Jayvic’s I Love Africa and the remake of Pharrell Williams Happy (We’re from Luton).

Tay Grin taking a selfie with his award
After scooping the award the artist further went to dedicate the award to his fans for their support.

“I would like to take this moment to thank everyone that took their time to vote. Your vote counted and together we’ve made history. This award is dedicated to you all,” Tay Grin posted this on Facebook yesterday morning.

“Malawi we can all achieve, let’s work together, strive for a better future and unite as one strong nation…!” said the artist.

Tay grin whose has a new album coming up is also expected to be in Dublin, Ireland, where he is billed to perform on 31 October alongside Pop Dogg.

- See more at: http://www.faceofmalawi.com/2014/10/tay-grin-scoops-best-international-african-act-at-beffta-awards/#sthash.EFIiiDrN.dpuf

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The man of Jazz

Chris Kele schedules in Ulendo Album Shows in Malawi

Malawi’s renowned jazz musician Chris Kele who is based in SA has just announced that he will have a total of 3 shows in Malawi this year. The shows are spread across 3 days and they start in Lilongwe and end in Blantyre. The first show is scheduled on 27th November in Lilongwe at Madsoc Theater and the 2nd show after that is at the world famous Chameleon Cafe on the 28th. Chris then travels the next day to Blantyre to perform at the cool dining spot called Chez Macky in BT. Chris is supported by Agorosso and Waliko Makhala plus band. Chris is a very talented musician, make sure you don’t miss this!

Check out the flyer below:

Chris kele top jazz artist

Chris kele top jazz artist

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Zone Fam’s Jay Rox features Sally Nyundo and other African superstars in new single “Ituntulu” remix

Zone Fam’s Jay Rox Presents the Remix to his Chart Topping Single “Ituntulu” (Currently in the Top 100). This time around he put together a Team of African Superstars from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Kenya and his home Country Zambia.

The Features in order of appearance Jay Rox, Cleo (Zambia),Edem (Ghana),Collo (Kenya),Salma (Zambia),Trigmatic (Ghana) and Sally Nyundo (Malawi). These individuals are all Vanguards of Music in their respective Countries. This song promises to be one of the Continent’s Biggest Hit and Collaborations of all time as Visuals are underway. (Original Video Playlisted on Channel O)

Official Release Date: 24th October 2014 ( Zambia’s 50th Independence Day)

Connect with the Artists

Jay Rox @JayRox05 | Cleo @Cleo_Icequeen | Edem @Iamedem | Collo @CollinsMajale | Salma @SalmaSings |Trigmatic @trigmaticrocks | Sally Nyundo @Sallyzmusic

Download the song here

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New Music: Penetrator Ft Martse – Ndipanga Zaiwe [Stream & Download]

He is back! Penetrator dropped a hot new song, titled ‘Ndipanga Zaiwe,’ on Oct. 22, just a month after he released his last single, ‘Sendeza.’ The song feature Lilongwe-based hip-hop sensation, Martse.

It’s quite convenient that both Martse and Penetrator are still doing school and releasing new music at the same time. But that seemed to be their plan all along.

Penetrator is now working on his solo album titled “Ndikafika” which contains 10 songs, he has recently released his 1st single “Sendeza” and “Ndipanga Zaiwe”. Most of the songs on his album are love songs and features Martse, Emm Q, Big Tar, and Kell Kay. Both the “Sendeza” and “Ndipanga Zaiwe” songs are love songs which talks about how a girl should be close to man telling her she has stopped all the bad things in their relationships and the other song talks on how the man will hold close to his woman no matter what people say. The album project has productions from Janta, DJ Sley, Dj Snow K and M Stix and will be released mid next year 2015.

Furthermore, Penetrator has reportedly been collaborating with fellow artist, Gwamba, Blaze, Krazie-G for his upcoming solo album.

We’re loving Penetrator’s new music and can’t wait to see what’s next.

Stream and download the new song here.

What do you think of Penetrator’s new song, music-lovers? Give it a listen and let us know!

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Piksy sets the record again for fastest downloaded song in 24 hours in Malawi

A new record for the fastest downloads

A new record for the fastest downloads

 

Piksy aka CCNB (Chimfana Chidziwika ndi Boma) has come back with a brand new single titled Wako Wako.   The song was uploaded on Monday, 20th October 2014 at exactly 17:58 and officially released at 20:00 last night since then the song has received an overwhelming response from downloaders across the world.  At 23 hours after its release the song had accumulated over 6100 downloads.  A record breaking total, which showcases Piksy beating his own record from April this year after the release of his hit single Tsoka Liyenda which pulled 5,500 downloads the first 24 hours it was released.  Tsoka Liyenda is now boasting over 41,000 downloads.  Another song that has broken this records is Gwamba’s Zimuvuta track featuring Martse, Krazy G and Tidacase which gathered 5000 downloads the first 24 hours it was uploaded.

Download Piksy – Wako Wako here

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Piksy drops new single, dedicates it to newly married couple

Piksy’s new single is a moving song dedicated to newly-wed Deus and Mwanasha Lupenga., thus it was done for their wedding and it was sang and launched at the wedding.

The Airtel Malawi Brand Ambassador promised a new single this week, and it seems as though CCNB (Chimfana Chodziwika Ndi Boma) has followed it through. Today (Oct. 20), Piksy released his new single “Wako Wako” ahead of his new album Mthunzi.

Wako Wako is a modern afro-pop song with spacey musical themes, reflected much on love. The twinkling synthesizers add to a driving momentum, creating a major sense of buildup and epic urgency.

The song’s immediate kick off, comprised of a piano-like groove and a swell of stringed instruments, helps to set the song’s dramatic and romantic-filled theme.

“Wako Wako” seems to tell the lyrical story of an impending relationship and all the urgency and intensity that can lead to two people finally coming together.

“Tinafunitsitsa banja titamanga / Koma tinadziwa kufika sikuthamanga / Wona lero ndine wako wako, ndine wako” Piksy sings in the explosive chorus.

Commenting on song, Piksy said ‘it is a song that talks about love and patience, and all the things that make love to be love.

He continued by adding that ‘it is an unashamedly heartfelt tribute to the strength of women, and how much men depend on them. And people call women the weaker sex,’ he says. ‘How foolish is that?’

The topic of happiness, finding confidence, patience and love feels like a huge stretch for Piksy, and it works far better than it should. The song is positive but doesn’t force the topic into your face, instead it’s an easy message, delivered via Piksy’s most emotionally and romantically focused song to date.

Piksy with the newly weds

Piksy with the newly weds

The Bride & the groom

The Bride & the groom

The song was produced at JK studios in Blantyre by Yuze Yuganda.

Specific details surrounding Mthunzi, including a tracklist and album cover as well as additional guest musicians, will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

You can stream and download the song on Malawi-Music.com

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Penetrator set to drop new single featuring Martse

With the success of his hit single ‘Sendeza‘, Penetrator, real name Dalitso Masaiti is enjoying more exposure than ever. It would be fitting, then, to call his new single “Ndipanga Zaiwe” and make a song about his long road to triumph. Except that’s not how Penetrator operates; it seems the more mainstream acceptance he gains through Sendeza, the more artful his music becomes and it is as clear an elucidation of Penetrator’s state of mind as there is in his catalog.

“Ndipanga Zaiwe” features rapper Martse real name Martin Nkhata, and the song is more about contemplation than celebration. The single will be available for streaming on Malawi’s number one music site Malawi-Music.com. The song was produced by Jacxy of SU Records and is expected to be released on Wednesday, October 22.

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Dali drops surprise ‘Nyamulira’ single and video featuring Dan Lu: Watch it here!

Earlier today, RnB superstar Dali formerly ‘Tech Dali’ surprised not just his fans, but the music industry with not only news about an upcoming album and cover, but by unleashing the first single and video of the new campaign as well, all in the span of half an hour.

The single is the first track that has been officially released ahead of the singer’s new album which will be released soon on a date to be announced, according to the star’s manager Bensam Entertainment.

The video, directed by Ben of Bensam Entertainment (who is also directing rapper Martse’s upcoming video for “Mwapindulanji” which is expected to be premiered soon), matches the mood of the tune, with a lot of negative space and some ominous scenes. Enjoy its subtle spookiness below.

The new song ‘Nyamulira’ has already received some rave reviews from critics who have described it as a new, more mature sound for the singer.

Dali has collaborated with a massive 5 different artists on this upcoming album – and with that much input from musicians including talks with Zambia’s hip-hop group Zone Fam, Malawi’s dancehall artist Blaze and Afro-pop superstar Dan Lu. Dali’s upcoming album promises fireworks, with his typically powerful vocals and voice acrobatics, we’re expecting big things from the singer.
Mixing a bit of local with a touch a afro-pop/rock and then pouring in a ton of RnB, “Nyamulira” could be one of Dali’s best songs yet. As creative as it is exuberant, this song delivers a unique style, and it proves that no matter how long you’ve been doing something, you can still grow and surprise people with new twists and turns. If you’ve been thinking that Michael W. Smith is just for the younger crowd, it’s seriously time to rethink your position.

We have to admit, the song is catchy – and if his recent success with “Sindikusiyasiya” was anything to go by, Dali could be in for a very big win this year.

You can stream and download Nyamulira here

Tell us what you think of the new song and video in the comments below!

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Charisma releases ‘Respect’ music video from his upcoming EP ‘No Longer Unknown’

Lilongwe-based rapper, Charisma has dropped a music video for the “Respect” single, which can be seen below. The music video is from his upcoming EP ‘No Longer Unknown’.

Among other people featured in the video is beat-maker and producer Donzo real name Donald Chikakuda. The singer and rapper, whose real name is Madalitso Kantema is set to release his upcoming EP next week.

The video was produced by Jaa_Kev real name Kelvin Ngumuya of Madness Pictures in collaboration with Foran.

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C.O expected to overpack Blue Ellie

C.O Dates Mustang Sally for the official cd launch

Co ready for Mustang Sally 8th November

Co ready for Mustang Sally 8th November


Fresh out of his performance at 101′s 16th Birthday Anniversary celebration at Limbe Country Club this month. C.O aka Code Sangala is scheduled to perform at Mustang Sally and not Blue Elephant as earlier indicated. On the 8th of Novermber CO will take stage at the official Solo (the album) launch with a little bit of helping hand from Piksy, Young Kay, Diktator. The date which is a Saturday will be the day C.O uncovers his true skills as a solo artist, supported with a live band C.O is expected to thrill Mustang Sally goers with an unforgettable experience.  Make sure you dont miss this show.  See You there.

Price: K1500 (Lookout for coupon in the Monday and Friday edition of the Nation newspaper from now. For a K500 discount)

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The Boys are Back

Gwamba and Nesnes “Double Launch” dates Blantyre

Prime Time Media’s hot artist Gwamba and Nesnes after their successful “Double Album Launch” in Lilongwe are expected to re-launch their albums in Blantyre, on October 18 at Robin’s Park.

According to Prime Time Media (PTM), a record label to which the artist are signed confirmed of the development on their facebook page.

Apart from announcing the date and venue for rapper Gwamba’s ‘Kudutsa Pakhoma’ album and singer Nesnes’s ‘Nthawi Yakwana’ unveiling in the commercial city, PTM further released the list of supporting artists expected to perform during the launch.

The list of supporting artists is as follows: Lilongwe-based singer and guitarist Lulu, dancehall artist Blakjak, Blantyre’s hip-hop favourites the Daredevilz, singers Bucci and Young Luv, PTM’s own dancehall singer King Chambiecco and capital city hip-hop artists Martse and Mwanache as well as Malinga Mafia.

 

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Sniper Jones Releases Single “Zinada” With Saluter

The ever controversial Sniper “The Boss” Jones is a Malawian rapper whose indisputable physical likeness to American rapper William Leonard Roberts II aka Rick Ross has categorically caused many to compare the two different artists.
Jones actually started performing in the 1990′s during the rap n ragga era shows at Pat’s. He is currently preparing his “Money Making Machine” EP to be released later in the year. He has shared the stage with the likes of Criminal A, Tackie T, and Saluter amongst many others.

In this new release, Sniper Jones links up with Saluter of Ung’ono Ung’ono fame to produce a hard hitting street anthem titled Zinada. Enjoy!

Download the song here >> http://m.malawi-music.com/2066_zinada_ft_saluter/?=SniperJones

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Amayi goes deeper than the Gwamba you normally know.  The artist is really diverse.

Gwamba drops new single for Mother’s day

Gwamba will be releasing a new song titled Amayi, an emotional hit expected to top the download charts next week as we get ready for mother’s day on the 15th. The song is out on friday this week. The Primetime artist is also scheduled to have his relaunch show in Blantyre on 18th October.

Get the song here

Could Amayi be Gwamba best?

Could Amayi be Gwamba best?

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