Flavor of The Week: Toast (Musician)

if you feel it deep down that you would like push this music thing, go ahead and do it.

Date of birth & year: September 8, 1994

Family: Born in a family of 2

Hometown: Blantyre

Home Village: Mulanje and Mzuzu

Level of education: Advanced diploma in information technology (IT)

When did you start doing music?  Started doing music at 15, recorded my first song in 2009.

Who inspired you to start doing music? T1 has always been my inspiration from way back. And basically I can just say, I was inspired by people around me, who happen to be my friends.

The thing i love most is life, that’s the best gift God gave to people

 Why fusing genres? People love different kinds of music, so I have to do different kinds of music to reach a number of people. I feel like am the voice of the people, and music gives me comfort. Now am into dance hall, Hip-hop and pop.

What is your say on the old school – new school feud? I don’t know why the feud is there, but am good with most of these old school cats.

What should be done to end the feud? People should put ego aside and understand music is changing. The new cats need to respect old cats as well.

I feel like am the voice of people, and music gives me comfort

Where do you see yourself in 10 years to come? I don’t know man, am just pushing myself up. 

Is Street Fame still in existence? Yeah it is, but T1 is a bit occupied, he moved out of the city, he is in Mangochi, so he can’t find time to record. But when he finds some time, fans are going hear from us again I promise.
Elaborate on the audio and visuals for YOU: basically some people don’t get what the song says.The whole point of the song was not to take something for granted. Appreciate things while they are still there. In the video, you see a guy, which happens to be me,  having some good time with a girl. Suddenly, she passes away, and the guy is recalling the good old days they shared together. So it was just the matter of being creative.

T1 has always been my inspiration

Most underrated artist: T1

You have tattoos on your skin, why? I guess it’s all about preference man. I like tattoos and that’s it.

Worst moments: When I lost my dad, it still haunts me now.

Best moments: Was making my dad proud, he used to tell me “you gotta do what you want man, music is life” 

What do you love most? I love life man, it’s the best gift God gave to people.

If you were given 15min of fame, what would you do to be remembered in history? I see a lot of people struggling man, if I was given all the money in the world, I would try to make a difference. Maybe build an orphanage. I mean I could do something to the people struggling, life is a hustle out here man.

If you were given supernatural powers to go back to the past, what mistake would you avoid doing? I would try to be there for my Father when he was sick. Because when my dad was sick, I was traveling a lot doing shows.

Street Fame is still in existence, it’s only that T1 is a bit occupied so he can’t find time to record

General message to the youth and those who would take music as a career: If you feel it deep down that you would like push this music thing, go ahead and do it. Don’t let anyone tell you anything. A lot of critics out there, a lot of people who don’t care about you. All you gotta do is know who you are, and if you feel that’s what you wanna do, go ahead and do it.

Quick facts about you: 

  • Carefree person
  • Love to laugh
  • Love to hang with my hommies, I appreciate friendship a lot 
  • Am a family person, always with my family
  • I don’t drink or smoke, I used to, but not anymore
  • I don’t do drugs

What do you do on your free time: I pray to God, read the Bible and listen to music a lot. And I love to spend much of my time with my hommies and family. That’s all I do, that’s all in my life. I appreciate life that way.

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Kapadocia Scoops 100k from Project April Stop Abuse Competition

The money won will be added to the budget of mwachangu music video

Kapadocia, a well known Lilongwe based reggae dance hall artist has won 100 thousand kwacha from Project April Stop Abuse Competition. The announcement was made by Timoteo kailedzi who is popularly known as Timoteo Malawi, the founder of the organisation today.

He came out victorious after judges rated his song the best amongst 3 other competing songs. The song is titled “Mwachangu”, and it talks about girl child marriages. “This song is the voice of all girl children who are victims to girl child marriages. This disturbs their academic future hence having a large number of uneducated women in Malawi,” Kapadocia said.

This song is the voice of girl children who are victims to girl child marriages

The self proclaimed Ghetto Ambassador further said the money won will be added to the budget of “Mwachangu” music video. He has plans to shoot a massive video of this song, and promote it to spread the word.

Some of the notable lines from the song are ” Musamukwatiritse mwachangu// Apite Ku sukulu mwanayu// Musamusenzetse madengu// Apite Ku sukulu mwachangu.”

Speaking to Timoteo Kailedzi, the Amapolabe hit maker’s song gained judges attention because of his captivating voice. And also the content with strong message, and how creative he was when delivering lyrics on a well made Instrumental.

Roy View: We use art to fight against abuse

Roy View Banda, who is the country director of Project April, argued that other songs failed to make it because of poor production of the songs. And also that the songs carried messages which were a bit off the theme of this year’s competition.

Other songs are “Bere” by SevenOmore feat Tawina Tembo, “I Deserve Better” by Mic Mash feat Valine and “Mwayi Wanga” by No Limit.

Project April started in 2013 and it centers it’s concern mostly on the welfare of girl children. And it also looks at orphans and any social issues of national interest.

I have a plan to shoot a massive video for this song

“We use art to fight against abuse, that is why we host shows annually in April under different themes ranging from girl child protection to orphans welfare. Issues to deal with Aids are also considered in our movement,” Roy clarified.

Their first show took place at Game Complex in 2013. Then they had other shows at Portuguese Club, Golf Club and Amazon respectively.

This year’s theme was “Child Marriages Must Stop” and Kapadocia’s piece of song is the right one to listen to at the moment. Timoteo promises people that next year the competition is going to be more than perfect.

You can download the song here:http://m.malawi-music.com/song.php?id=9279

  

Chavura Calls UMP Awards Fake

Chavura, a Malawian hip hop artist spoke out his mind on the Urban Music People (UMP) awards nominations. He says the nominations are fake, and that’s why he can’t be nominated.

The Nyambaro CEO said this after it was realised that one of malawian hiphop artist, Martse, got missing on the list of Best Rap act, an hour after it was already announced that he was among the list.

Urban Music  People Official page had the list of best rap act which included Martse on it. But after an hour, they posted another list on the same category, and excluded Martse and had Macelba replacing Martse’s position.

Chavura further said a lot of artists being nominated aren’t supposed to be on the list. But he gave respect to GD and Toast, saying they really deserve to be on the list.

Crooked Ink T-Shirts Up for Grabs

10 Thousand Malawi Kwacha (Negotiable)

Crooked Ink Photography, a Lilongwe based company started designing recently, and have T-Shirts self designed for sale.

They have different colours to satisfy consumers’ needs. Among colors there is black, white and blue. The front side of these T-Shirts is printed the Word “Crooked” in an enticing way.

Our dream is to hit international markets

Crooked Ink is comprised of 2 young, ambitious entrepreneurs namely Gift Fundani and William Mbeya. They are mostly into photography, but also shoot music videos. They are behind the “Zosatheka” Music Video by Vube, the “Chindekha” Star.

Their company started last year in June, and business seems to be growing little by little as their name is getting recognition. Upon speaking to one of Crooked Ink’s member, Gift, he said they aim at hitting international 

The government should lower taxes to make our goods affordable

markets with their products. “Our dream is to hit the international markets, and we urge Malawians to buy products made from their lovely country”, Gift said.

Contact +265 998 63 02 25 to purchase yours

They also pointed out on heavy taxes they are regarded to pay to the government. William said the government should lower the taxes to make the Malawian products affordable. “Our government makes us pay heavy taxes, and this makes us rise prizes of our products hence consumers are discouraged to buy our products”. William added.

Vube’s “Kokha” Video Receives Positive Response

Vube dropped a music video for kokha which received positive response from fans. The video was premiered by Times TV and people started appreciating the effort which was put to make the video look nice.

VJ Ice is one of the people who did not stay quiet but talk about the video. He said the video is nice and that Vube is on his way up.

Kokha song, whose video was shot by Mest Media talks about a Girl who is so enticed with Vube. And that the girl keeps coming to Vube’s Place and that made him not resist the temptation.

Some people claimed that the song is a diss to a certain guy but Vube denied the rumour. Black Nina was interviewed by Joy Nathu on Made on Monday, and said Vube was after somebody’s girl, hence the concepto f kokha. Vube later denied Nina’s claims, and now he is saying him and the chilawe changachi hit-maker are cool. “kokha is not a diss song, and Black Nina is a good friend of mine. We sorted things out and now there is no misunderstanding.” Vube said.

Despite the diss rumours, the song keeps climbing ladders, and fans are liking the song so much. Vube thanks everyone who is there to support young talent and urges people to take urban music as a career.

Kay Martin Spits Venom in “Bomaye”

 

Kay Martin, an up and coming hiphop artist dissed fellow guys in the urban music industry in his new song titled “Bomaye.

The song which was released a few days ago is targeting much on his fellow hiphop artists like Classick of Homegrown African Music Group. He is also throwing jabs at all artists who seem not to progress after getting airplays on a Radio Program by Joy Nathu known as “Made On Monday”.

The Dolo Wamu Hood Winner, is talking about Hayze Angola Being better than Clasick and Charisma being nothing without a cover song he did.

One of the guys who is not left in this well cooked song is Barry One . He rapped about the legendary Barry One’s inability to freestyle live on air.

The song has a catchy instrumental and his deliverly is on point. He stylised the flow of his lyrics by saying “We don’t talk about it” in some of the quotable lyrics of the song.

The reason for him dissing the guys is not known as of now, just keep following Orange News as it will keep you updated.

You can download the song here:http://kwacha-ent.net/2017/09/21/kay-martin-bomaye-prod-vasilly-bangerz-x-m-o-d/

Flavour Of The Week: DJ RJ Formular (Fashion Designer)

Date of Birth: September 12, 1992

Birthname: Jose Chingayipe

Family: First Born in a Family of 3

Relationship Status: Single

Level of Education: Journalist by Profession, I went to University of Malawi, the Polytechnic.

Why Fashion designing: Currently, everyone is a Fan of Fashion, so we decided to add up another Flavour to satisfy people’s needs.

Uta Wear is in Partnership with who: Impakt Events which is owned by Lucius Banda.

Any Setbacks: People don’t support localy made Products hence making the Industry so tough.

What should be done to boost local Product Markets: Government should lower Tarrifs and Tax on Textile to make Our Products affordable.

How Promising is the Designing Business: Despite the Fact that a lot of People don’t cherish Home Made Products, a number of People are supporting us. And this gives us Hope that one Day People will slowly understand the importance of buying Local Products.

Products by Uta Wear Designs: We have T-Shirts and soon We will introduce Our own Hoodies, College Tops and Snapbacks.

Uta Wear Product

Role Model(s): Mark Zuckerberge the Founder of Facebook and Aliko Dangote of Dangote Group of Companies.

Best Moment(s): When Impakt Events selected my Team to be used during a certain Sand Music festival. And also when Busy Signal and his Band wore T-Shits designed by Me.

Worst Moment(s): When I broke up with my long time Girlfriend.

Quick Facts about RJ Fomular

*I don’t talk much

*Does not like pompous and talkative People

*Easily fall in Love

Advice to fellow upcoming Fashion Designers: They should be authentic and not Copycats. A lot of Designs we see are just Duplicates of Countries like Nigeria and Kenya.

What do you do on your Free Time: Watching Soccer, listening to Music, mingling with People and making new Friends.

 You can connect with Uta Wear by clicking on the Link below:

https://mobile.facebook.com/utawear/?refid=17&ref=opera_speed_dial&_ft_=top_level_post_id.1694012620893422%3Atl_objid.1694012620893422%3Athid.1659440651017286%3A306061129499414%3A3%3A0%3A1498892399%3A-8357111126755268368&__tn__=C