Falling is not a big deal, at least in a ghetto where many people walk around burdened by socioeconomic hardships. The world spins too fast for the ghetto dweller and something or someone falling is a daily occurrence. The Kwacha is always falling against other currencies. Companies have fallen and closed, leaving thousands jobless. Our…

We all make choices and, sometimes, we just must make them hard. Local hip hop’s big name Gwamba made his a few weeks ago. He sailed from the shores of ‘ordinary’ music to the gospel realm. And true to the largesse of the move, the gravel on which hip hop stands on caught a vibration.…

  Republicans, why do we usually think so lowly of ourselves to the detriment of our personal or national growth? Look here, if we are not begging for maize on the world stage, we are busy thinking of other nations as the ones with the prime hand in the development of our nation. I have…

This country is one funny pot where people walk and think with their tongues. You can watch them wander about life like excited ions, pouncing at gossip like a starving lion jumping at a tired gazelle. I don’t blame the people that much though. Perhaps they mostly have nothing better to do. You see, even…

  Like always, the minibus to my gutter home on Sunday was a platform for unending debate on topics based on cheap rumour, misunderstandings or impromptu signals. It so happened we passed a convoy of Nyasa Bullets faithful loaded in minibuses and tricycles, making a triumphant exit out of Lilongwe where they were officially crowned…

My neighbour surprises me. He is a middle aged party animal who can suck a lake dry. Fridays are for booze. Saturday mornings are for more booze and loud music while the afternoons are for beer sessions that spill on to Sunday. If there was a bottle big enough to accommodate him, he surely wouldn’t…

Are all foreign artists that good? My best friend in the gutter is an unchained mind. We often sit by his veranda discussing matters as they pop from both our heads and his small radio receiver. This day, his hunt among a forest of radio stations landed him a dial on which some presenter was…

I am not surprised by the already ugly pushing and shoving for the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) presidential race. But not all candidates are as good they want us to be fooled they are. It is in the nature of most candidates to aim at something else in a position other than serving people.…

Times are hard in the country, and even harder in our gutters. I have, however, opted to earn clean. That is why I have been around town, trying to locate where to plant a carwash business. A carwash seems to be the hottest money spinner nowadays. If it were not, would scores and scores of…

  Esteemed Republicans, sometimes we unnecessarily allow ourselves to sink lower than we should. This I have concluded from an encounter with a birdbrain I ran into at the weekend. I had strolled out of my gutter tin-house, enduring the searing sun to pluck a few groceries from off a supermarket shelf more than a…

As a soul privileged to live under veil of the city skies, albeit deep in the gutter, I must cherish any good vibe about urban living. But look here Esteemed Republicans, our towns and cities are rotten and a far cry from the best that a city can pack. The best of efforts are needed…

Republicans, our nation glorifies mediocrity. Many of our endeavours run on sympathy and that’s where we lose it. Look here, instead of sweating it out, we use sympathy to offer less or nothing at all. For instance, come to think hard and long of how some fellow Republicans in our cities and towns have decided…

I am not surprised by the already ugly pushing and shoving for the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) presidential race. But not all candidates are as good as they want us to be fooled they are. It is in the nature of most candidates to aim at something else in a position other than serving…

Republicans, why do we usually think so lowly of ourselves to the detriment of our personal or national growth? Look here, if we are not begging for maize on the world stage, we are busy thinking of other nations as the ones with the prime hand in the development of our nation. I have recently…

Forgetful Republicans, Malawi’s 15 million-strong population has just completed an eventful month. A random pick cuts across chieftaincy wrangles, growing debate on cultivation of industrial hemp, the loud cries about holiday makers in New York and a commotion of a prayer event in the country’s Northern End. There was an awful lot of talk, but…

I thought just a few months earlier forecasts on this impending gruelling hunger were brushed off left right and centre and branded as talk of hallucinating politicking pigeons? Well, at least for this week, shelve the doom. You will do the country injustice to stick to same old problems we can attend to later! Just…

Summer is here with its myriad of festivals. Just imagine, in the next few months, the partygoer gets invited to as many fêtes as the Blantyre Arts Festival, Likoma Festival, Lake of Stars and Sand Festival, all on the heels of the Sound and Light festival a weekend ago. I wish I would find this…

One joy of my stay in Lilongwe City’s Kawale Township shall always remain the open ticket to experience life in its raw, unembellished state. You have it all to experience in the high density Kawale! Just like any other settlement of Kawale’s breadth and pace, the township revolves around a steady axis of activity, throwing…