Actors unite to bring Baba Twaya Sanudi back in Malawi from destitution in South Africa

In unity there is will and strength. A grouping of passionate actors have managed to bring back home veteran actor, Twaya ‘Baba’ Sanudi who became destitute in South Africa where he trekked to some years ago.

Twaya Sanudi: Back

Twaya Sanudi: Back

The group led by UK-based artistic director for Bilimankhwe International Theatre, Kate Stafford managed to raise about £1,000 (over K900,000.00) through a campaign conducted on

“Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of quiet behind-the-scenes organizing and many times we thought we wouldn’t get there but today, Baba got on a flight in Johannesburg and is now at home in a lovely place in Manase, a suburb of Blantyre,” revealed Stafford on Friday.

Through the Indiegogo campaign, the grouping raised £975 and another £25 from a well-wisher by cheque.

Baba as is famously known in the theatre circles is one of the remnants of Du Chisiza’s Wakhumbata Ensemble Theatre (WET) era- who captivated the nation with their acting skills. He is also the owner of Alabama Theatre.

He once acted in African Macbeth, among others plays under the Nanzikambe and Bilimankhwe initiatives.

Baba, in late 2000s, trekked to South Africa in search for green pastures; however he struggled to cope with life and had been living sleeping rough in a park in Johannesburg in a fragile mental health.

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Does drama really have a future in Malawi. Tiyeni ana tizingoalimbikitsa sukulu basi. Za acting zi ndi Malemu Du basi anachita nazo bwino.

Mika Kumbire

Since 2000 living in a park. Eeeeeeeish not good eeehe! Koma akulu akulu pa UK raising only 1,000 pounds basi. Ndimayesa kumeneko nkumwana alirenji?


Mika Kumbire we really share the same concern

Owen Odinga

UK is not mwana alirenji. ticket ya ndege bola yakwana


thats the spirit


Welcome back Baba we your fans missed you.Get well settled soon and be on stage!!


Good initiative.

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