Category: Society

Usi’s fiery baptism

Blantyre’s Comesa Hall was last Sunday packed to capacity, with thousands waiting with impatient expectation to watch Michael Usi’s Ubatizowu ndi Watonse. The question…
‘It’s good to be back’

Eugene Wanangwa Khumbanyiwa, the Malawian, South Africa-based stage, television, film and voice actor, popularly known for playing the role of Obesandjo in the 2009…
Skeffa’s rise and rise

Skeffa Chimoto is ranked among Malawi’s top musicians at the moment. His albums shake the Malawi music market. From a Nkhotakota village choir boy…
Our man at the BBC

Some people’s lives are written in the stars. Ever since Chakuchanya Harawa stood in front of a studio microphone when he was 12, it…
Moving through generations

Society got a chance to meet veteran musician Overton Chimombo and understand him as one of the significant artists since the 1970s. Our reporter…
Running out of time

It has become a trend that arts performances in Malawi never start on time. Whenever the issue has been raised, artists and event organisers…
Business of making music

In today’s world, having a studio-recorded song is no longer an achievement—with enough cash anyone can record a song or two. Even having a…
Turning body into canvas

Humans have marked their bodies with tattoos for thousands of years. These permanent designs—sometimes plain, sometimes elaborate, always personal—have served as amulets, status symbols,…
Lulu’s fourth coming

Millions believe God ‘abandoned’ everything musical in one man, Michael Jackson: golden voice, amazing moon dance and great composition. They are wrong. It is…
Malawi goes to Hollywood

Another big screen role for Malawi’s khumbanyiwa Pretoria-based Malawian actor Eugene Khumbanyiwa is going places.  After impressing in several Hollywood and South African movies…