Flavour of the Week: Pleasant (Actor)

 

 Date of Birth: 19th June, 1994

Relationship Status: Single

Level of Education: Pursuing a Diploma in Accounting

Family: My Father was John Sunday Banda and my Mum is Jean Banda. I am a last Born in a Family of Four, one girl and three boys.

Movies you starred: So far I have starred in a Movie titled ” Final Remedy” which I was it’s Writer and I am featured in “Lead Me To The Final” which was edited by myself.

On stage: I have featured in almost 15 major Plays.

Best Moment(s): When we were shooting the Movie titled “Final Remedy and when I starred in a play called “Power of Love” at Rise Liberty Hall in Area 25, Lilongwe.

Worst Moment(s): When my father died, because he was the one who instilled the Pasion for Art in me. He would take me to Theatre Shows and always wanted me to be writing Stories. So I can say he was a Dreamer and I am just living his Dream. I wish he was here to see the little I have achieved.

Goals: Putting Malawi on the Map through my artistic works and creating Jobs for my fellow Artists.

Role Model(s): Eddie Murphy (World wide), Majid Michael (Africa) and Hope Chisanu (Malawi)

What should be done to make Malawian Movie Industry grow vast: Government should take part in the industry because our Movies are of low budget. We have great Stories to tell but the only set back we face is lack of Resources.

How promising is the Movie Industry: There is a brighter Future in the Industry, and this can be juatified by what Joyce Chavura did. She won an Award at AMVCAs with a low budget Movie Titled “Lilongwe”. So if a Malawian can win such an Award, it shows a clear indication that with the help of the Government, we can make things beyond people’s expectations.

How do you spend your free time: I like reading Novels and interacting with a lot of people, mostly my friends. I do this to broaden my understanding about the World.

Quick Facts:

(1) He is non-alcoholic

(2) He does not smoke

(3) He made Lilongwe Girls be at position 3 from position 8 in Lyco Nasfest Competitions after a long time without progress.

(4) He is a part time Director of acting in Several Secondary Schools.

(5) He started acting at age 11

(6) He is looking forward to work with Superior Films

Adivise to fellow upcoming Actors: I would like to advise them to be driven by Passion for Art and not material things they can get from it. Continue reading “Flavour of the Week: Pleasant (Actor)”

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Rumour Keeps Spreading about Zika-B and Queen B Dating

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 There is a rumour spreading about the two Afro-Pop Artists, Zika-B and Queen B dating. The rumour came to life when the two started making Facebook posts with similar subjects. The rumour is still growing since Zika-B and Queen B have taken nice pictures together and and their body language explains it all. The way they pose and look into each others eyes is a bit questionable to the fans.

Orange News did not hesitate but made an effort to interview Zika-B following the controversial rumour. “Me and Queen B are just good friends. Our bond is getting stronger because of the common interest we all have in music. About this issue, I won’t say a lot, you know how people talk. Someone will talk about you like he is always there with you where ever you go. But the whole truth is kept in me and Queen B, we know we are not into what fans are thinking about,” he says.

Zika-B continued to tell Orange News about their upcoming project, which is a music video of their song titled “Ndachipeza”. The song talks about someone who searched for a Soul-Mate for a very long time and seems to have found one. “Most people get married before having a gift of a child, and start complaining about not having one when they get married. They do so forgetting that when they tied a knot,

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there was no child. Having a child in a Family is a gift, so it is either you have it or not, because a gift comes by the power of luck. So love should not fade away because of problems like these. God knows what he is doing. This is just another issue me and Queen B have tackled on,” he continues.

The video is going to be released on the 20th of March, this coming Monday and it has been shot by Image Nation in Blantyre City. The “Undinyamule” Hit-Maker did not tell Orange News about how the video is going to be premiered.

The news of the Artists doing a song together has raised eyebrows of many as they try to prove the rumour right by the presence of this collaboration. But Zika-B says they are not shaken of the rumour, that is why they decided to do a song together because they know there is nothing going on between them. “If the rumour was a complete truth, and that we did not want our relationship to go public, we could not have done a song together. We could have kept our relationship private, by making our moves in a sensitive way,” he clarified.

Orange News is looking forward to have an interview, but this time with Queen B. Fans need to hear from both sides for better understanding.

You can download “Ndachipeza” on the link below:

http://m.malawi-music.com/song.php?id=4808

Black Jack Promises a Blast to Fans

The “Wadya Iwe” Star confirmed with Orange News about his massive project. Che Kalonda says this year he is planning to release 20 songs with massive collaborations with other great Artists.

We tried to know more about the songs he says are not in a form of an Album, but he seemed unwilling to give us the information about the Project in detail. What we know as of now is that he has a single which is already out titled “Ndakusowa”. And he says a follow up single is titled “Dr Che” but he did not reveal what this song with an amazing title is centered on. Black Jack says he just wants his fans to be hit with lots of surprises this year. “I have 20 songs ready for a release and everything in it is a complete surprise,” he says.

We asked him about another issue concerning shooting Music Videos. The “Yes or No” Hit-Maker has been in the Music Industry for a number of years now. During these years, the Times Television Sound Tube Presenter has never had a remarkable Music Video for one of his great tunes. When “Wadya Iwe” received positive response, people expected a video for this song which was Talk of the Town by then. But that was not the case, no video was shot. The same was expected from songs like “Mabvuto” and “Yes or No”.

Black Jack hosting the Launch of Nyasa Music Awards

But coming this year, in a recent interview with Orange News, the dreadlocked music Artist seems to have made a turning point. He says some of the songs in the project are going to have videos. And this has to be good news to his loyal fans because he has been silent for a long time in terms of shooting Music Videos of his own as a well known Artist.

The songs in this project are already recorded and what is remaining is to start releasing them one by one. He says there is a delay because him and his Team are building a proper procedure to make the Project successful. “Everything is ready, but we are waiting for the right time. Because when we start, we will never stop until we see the last drop of the Project announcing it’s arrival,” Black Jack says.

Orange News Will keep you updated on this project and let us all wait as Mr Che plans to hit us hard with surprises.

 

Ali Ndendende Music Video Out: Blameless and Zika-B

Ali Ndendende Video: Blameless in action
Ali Ndendende Video: Blameless in action

The long awaited music video for “Ali Ndendende” is finally out. The song which was done by Blameless, real name Mangaliso Ng’ambi, in collaboration with Zika- B, real name Stanly Zikabuma has now been blessed with a fine video which is ready for the fans to watch.

The song generally talks about issues concerning families when it comes to love affairs. “Ali Ndendende came into my mind after thinking deep about silly things one does to a partner. Most of the times people go for Biblical unacceptable love affairs. They cheat on a partner because of simple things like hair style and dressing which is applicable on their partners and their actions turn out to be ridiculous,” Blameless says. Unfaithfulness in marriages bring a lot of problems and these problems affect the innocent children in the house. “Ali Ndendende” is in one of the widely spoken languages here in Malawi known as Chichewa, and it means “They Are All The Same”.

Ali Ndendende Video: Zika-B in action
Ali Ndendende Video: Zika-B in action

The audio for this lovable tune was produced by Gaffer in Blantyre, Chirimba on the 14th of October and the video was shot by one of the well known Videographers, Ben Bai in the same City on the 16th of  the same month the audio was recorded. This song was premiered in a number of Radio Stations namely; MBC, Ufulu and MIJ FM on the 15th the very same month. And an official release was on the 7th of November, 2016.

According to the “Ali Ndendende” makers, the video was supposed to be released last year. But because of other personal issues, the release was delayed. Upon reaching towards the end of the year, everything was set, however, they deliberately got hold of it until today, 1st March. They just decided to make it a 2017 project since the year was already at the end.

To make the issue of “Ali Ndendende” more vibrant, the artists are making plans to come up with The Ali Ndendende Tour. T-Shirts have already been made for this song as a step towards vibrance in order to reach many people.

 

Raj Nation Presents: Jangiriya Remix Launch

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Jay Jay Cee released a nice tune in 2016 and this song is known as “Jangiriya”. It undoubtedly received positive response from fans and by default became a Club Banger and it continues to be this year. Time did not pass, he was put under pressure after releasing this song. As of now, he can not be on the stage at the show if it is not “Jangiriya” to be performed.

By now, fans need more than a song he did. The “Iwe Maliro” star was motivated to shoot a video for this song after observing how the fans love the masterpiece. Without any delay, he made sure the video was out, and fans loved it so much.

But then, fans are still putting him under pressure and demands a Remix for this lovable tune. Raj Records Founder, born Juma James Chitsonga is glad to announce that a Remix for his song is ready for a release. And it deserves a proper launch, that is why he kept the fans waiting from last year.

In Blantyre, ndirande at Chifundo Hall is a place to be for every good fan of the Award Winning Recording Artist, Jay Jay Cee. The show is scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m and it is going to come to an end at 6:30 p.m on the 25th of February, this year. The charges for this amazing show are K1000 at the door and K500 tickets.

The show is going to be on fire since the Remix features some of the most cerebrated Artists and for sure they are going to be there to support the fellow Artist. The remix for “Jangiriya” features musical Beasts like Blaze (Mwini Zinthu), Saint (Akazanga), Mafo (Akandipweteka Maluzi) NesNes (Chonchi), Desert Eagle (Brighter Days) and Scorla. It is for sure that these artists are going to be there to spice up the Event with some of their loved songs. If you are not there on the scheduled date, then be nowhere.

Kesia Drops A Great Tune: Let Go

kaisa The talent Kesia, born Kasia Ruth Kamphata has deserves an international recognition. Letting this unbelievable talent die, will be one of the worst mistakes, people capable of uplifting it will ever make. She was born in 1993 on the 13th of April, and spent much of her time practicing music at church choir and school. She is an RnB, Soul and Pop artist to be labeled a star soon. She has that flexible tongue and unique singing style that makes her music worth listening.

After dropping “Where Do You Go” in 2016, she is back in 2017 to feed her Fans with the feel of good music as usual. A very nice tune with an African feel in it by the name “Let Go” is her latest single which was released on the 15th of February this year.

Kesia, who is currently  at Livingstonia University doing a Human Rights Programme; says the song talks about we as Africans. She says we need to embrace the fact that we are Africans and that it is the most important Identity all of us Africans will ever hold. The song talks about the importance of loving our Culture, Nation and Continent.

This informative and educative song was recorded at Abstract Records in Blantyre, Chileka. It starts with an attracting guitar together with a bit of humming from the background. The humming and the Guitar makes one relax as mature vocals of Kesia penetrate through the well made instrumental. When she starts singing, no one can stop listening until the song comes to an end because of the gifted Voice and style she has.

You can all imagine how an artist inspired musically by International Artists like Emily Sande, Lira and Jhène Aiko can be. The message in Kesia’s music is strong, suitable for the Human Race to get. She believes in listening to music that leaves one in deep thoughts at the end. And if you have much love for good music in general, then Kesia’s new single is a perfect start for the week.

Download her music from here: http://malawitalents.com/kasia-let-gomalawitalents-com/

VUBE COMES WITH AN AGITATING SONG TITLE: ZANI CHALLE

 


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Almost every fella who follows Malawian Urban Music should know an artist  named VUBE by now. He stirred  the Urban  Music Industry when he released bomb track titled  CHINDEKHA, which features one of the top artist, MARTSE. And this followed another hit by the name NDALAMA ZANGA, which was spiced up by a hip hop verse from EPISODZ.

An ex-member of DUTTY CENTRAL CLAN is now back with another song believed to be making noise as soon as it drops. As you all know the CHINDEKHA guy does not let fans down. The commanding voice he has is irresistible you will just have to pay attention to it.

ZANI CHALLE is the song title for his up coming project. You did not get us wrong, that is really the song title for the song which will be out soon.

The song title itself has agitated a lot of minds. As of now his fans do not know what the song is really talking about. Vube has refused to reveal the content of the song, he  says we should just be patient and wait for the day of it’s premier. And that is why most of the fans are found debating much about it’s title.

The appetizing title of this song has made fans relate to Mr Too Ghetto Too Gutter’s GRACE CHI. They say the content of the songs might be similar.

vube2.jpgBut then we should not be hasty in making a conclusion of the content of the song. Who knows? Maybe he is trying to praise ZANI for being a flag carrier of Malawian urban music. Or that he is really trying to express his love to her as MARTSE did in GRACE CHI. To our own surprise, he might even be talking about something contrary to what is in our minds.

We hope you all remember about the issue of Classic’s ANACONDA. Before the song was out, fans spread a rumor about the song talking about ladies with big behind. But when the song was released, it all turned out to be a false rumor. The song was simply talking about Backstabbers.

So to avoid such futile occurrences, what we all need to do is wait for the Award Winning Radio DJ by the name JOY NATHU to premier it on his well followed programme “MADE ON MONDAY” This 13th of February, a day before Valentine’s, ZANI CHALLE will be unleashed.

Keep in touch with ORANGE URBAN NEWS as we are going to have an exclusive interview with VUBE as soon as it is out.

You can download his songs below:

http://m.malawi-music.com/artist.php?artist=vube