‘Edgar ndi Davis’  hint at Giddes Chalamanda’s retirement

The acoustic duo of Edgar Kachere and Davis Njobvu popularly known as “Anyamata Ozelezeka” and trades under the banner Edgar ndi Davis have hinted on processing the retirement of veteran acoustic music father in Malawi Giddes Chalamanda due to his old age.

Chalamanda duet with Chisomo to sing 'Chemerie' during Malawi music talent search

Chalamanda duet with Chisomo to sing ‘Chemerie’ during Malawi music talent search

Njobvu confirmed the development through the press on Friday 9th January, 2015.

According to Njobvu, if Chalamdanda who turned 84 last year gives a nod to the idea, they will right away start processing for his pension money.

“We are actually toying with the idea of retiring him this year if he agrees… financially it would not be a problem because we would work out a pension for him. That is how much we love him,” said Njobvu while revealing that they wish to first limt Chalamanda’s stage performances.

He hailed Njobvu for his contribution in the music circles as well as teaching the duo a lot of tactics.

“We owe it to Giddes for our success as a group, he has been exceptional during our performances and this is why we will continue working with him. But he is getting old and we will have to slow down on his performances,” said Njobvu.

He further revealed that the group is planning to host special testimonial shows for Chalamanda in the commercial city of Blantyre and the Capital City, Lilongwe.

“We are also planning to have Giddes Chalamanda testimonial shows in Blantyre and Lilongwe this year,” said Njobvu.

He said Malawian music has potential and that it is high time Malawian music start to feature in international shows and festivals and other popular channels like Channel O, MTV Base among others.

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36 thoughts on “‘Edgar ndi Davis’  hint at Giddes Chalamanda’s retirement”

  1. George Lihoma says:

    Edgar and Davies,you are the Great sons of Malawi.You are trying to do what was supposed to be done by the Government through COSOMA or whichever.Besides,Giddes has enjoyed most local airwaves and perfomances because of you guys.I salute.

  2. yunusu says:

    Akulu akulu osati mumpondetu ngangayu paja pa malawi chibale palibe

  3. papa Afrika says:


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  5. DANIEL PHIRI wa Mutharika says:

    GREAT STUFF. It is good to honour him while he is alive unlike kumayamikila munthu ku malilo.

  6. Taelos says:

    Edgar & davis muli boo

  7. Patrick Maliwa Chisale says:

    That’s a perfect idea.As always,one good turn deserves another.

  8. Prophet says:

    Boma likanajijilika kuthandiza akanakhala oyimba wakunja.Chitsanzo ndi manda a hero wathu Sauka.

  9. Du says:

    Anyamata ozelezeka nthawi zonse amapanga zanzeru! Pitirizani zanzeruzo Malawi will support u!

  10. Justin Kamwendo says:

    Lovely jubbly guys. That’s a good start for the music industry.

  11. chimangafisi dollar says:

    uyu Linly lero mwana wanzeru. singing!#¥€£

  12. ujeni says:

    His Music reached all corners of Malawi from Chitipa to Nsanje, from Mchinji to nkhotakota, why limit his testimonial to Blantyre and Lilongwe. How big is Malawi anyway?

  13. Sir yossy says:

    If i say “sure” it is English koma kuti “zoona”

  14. I agree with you moniredada 100%. E&D God bless you. I have learnt a lot from you because of this decission.


  16. Petro John says:

    You are a hero Gidesi we salute you man,May God bless you.

  17. nkunthamasese says:

    fundraising for A Giddie is welcome. may I appeal to the gov’t to join the fundraising campaign. Giddiemust retire with millions of kwachas. He is a pride to Malawi.

  18. shadreck ulaya says:

    you have done your part old man, go and rest, anyamata apitilize.

  19. Angozo says:

    Very good and lovely idea go ahead guys.

  20. moniredada says:

    Mwitiwa I agree with u 100% that without Edgar ndi Davis Giddes Chalamanda would have died! I don’t know whether Giddes has a decent house but if he hasn’t E ndi D must do a fund raising campaign to build one but if he has they must arrange for a reasonable monthly pay for him. I know some haters will ask why should E ndi D b responsible? My answer is simple they will get more blessings from the Lord!

  21. HardHardy says:

    Good idea

  22. ndezofunika i like giddes

  23. GANGAMFUNO says:

    Gd Lucky Gidesi I Love You

  24. BRAVO BRAVO! anyamata odzelezeka,atleast you hookout AGide from performing at tarvens and othe demeaning joints to a national valued venues.AGide has improved socially to the extent of youthful admiration,now,considerin his terminal benefits,rob me of grateful oratory MAY THE SHOWERS OF GODS GRACE CONTINUE TO FALL ON GUYS!

  25. Mnngulu says:

    Involve the public and government – No the public and government should contribute – make them contribute. he is longest living idol, father of local music talent, a music hero and yes national entertainer. Long live Gendes! We will support upto your resting place.

  26. Uncle z 1 says:

    We need young people like who think big positive ideas towards others especially those that have helped to be where u are today! Big up!

  27. cashy G says:

    Edgar ndi Davies,u r the best,I salute u guys,ur music is unique and orginal and u r doing great job to help a Giddy,keep it up guys,we r very proud of u all.

  28. amos mika says:

    Ur so gnus men!

  29. Rodriguas Latata says:

    Asiye kachaso mkulu amaeneyu.

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  30. aphiri says:

    That’s good idea guys. God ll bless you

  31. Mwitiwa says:

    You made the old man look young again. by being active you helped the old man to prolong his life, he would have gone into atrophy. All the same, its time now to go and rest and put the remaining days together. We love you, Chiradzulu boy.

  32. lex milner says:

    Wozzah a Giddeh!!!!!!….

  33. Eckson Kaime says:

    That’s being very thoughtful, big up guyz

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