Monthly Archives: February 2010

Do Musicians’ Showbiz names sell?


World over, musicians and writers have used names that are not theirs. These names have been created either from nothing or from something while others have just been adopted for reasons known best to the bearers of such names. Musically, … Continue reading

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Reggae Lyrics and the Yesterday Youth


There was a time when legendary Wambali Mtebeti Mkandawire jokingly told a group of us that had he been playing reggae, no one around would have been his match.Then I have heard artists like Tiwonge Hango saying they have to … Continue reading

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Rules for the Chibuku Musical Competition


There have always been complaints from musical entrants in music competitions, ever since competitions like the Kuchekuche music awards started. The problem that most musicians have is that the Musicians Association of Malawi (MAM) does set up rules of the … Continue reading

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Lucius Banda and the 15 Conundrum


Well, Lucius Banda’s “15/15: My Song” album is a conundrum, not that it is his best, according to me that is, but because it has brought more debate than any of his 14 earlier albums.My number 1 best album from … Continue reading

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