Family bemoans Vic Marley’s legacy, asks for sponsorship

Barely eleven years after the demise of Malawi’s reggae dancehall superstar and urban music pioneer Vic Marley, the country seem to slowly forget the icon, a development which his family has described as unfortunate.

Reptiler: Artists bite Vic Marley's style

Reptiler: Artists bite Vic Marley’s style

Born Victor Kunje, the “Hii Hoo” star died on 24 May, 2005 in a tragic road accident along Lunzu road close to ESCOM transformers.

Speaking to Nyasa Times in an interview, brother to the late Vic Marley and upcoming reggae dancehall star, Direct Music Group’s Chifundo Kunje also known as Reptiler disclosed that the family would love to organise something to remember the star in a special way but they lack resources.

He appealed to well wishers including fellow artists, government and the general public to come forward as the Memorial Day is fast approaching.

“We are actually looking for sponsorship. I personally have plans about his memorial shows and I have talked to a couple of people about it. It’s just that I was young and I wasn’t involved with music back then,” he added. “Star Marley has been on the low for a while with his music career so you know it’s hard to talk about it.”

Reptiler could not hide his feelings on how some artists seem to have forgotten about Vic Marley and yet they jack his style.

“Alotta artists out there bite Vic Marley’s style, especially dancehall artists but they do not do anything to show that they remember him. It’s sad and depressing at the same time,” he bemoaned.

In 2013, Vic Marley was honoured with a Life Time Achiever Award at Urban Music Party (UMP) Festival which took place at Blantyre Cultural Center (formerly French Cultural Center) in Blantyre.

His only album “Mau Anga” had hits such as “Adaferanji”, “Malilime” and “Chidikhodikho feat Annie Matumbi” while “Traffic Police feat Blackamoore” was released as a single.

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thugo
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thugo
4 months 30 days ago

this guy was rubbish, to be fair, usamangokamba zinthu chifukwa anatisiya,

Ineyo
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Ineyo
5 months 7 hours ago

Pray for your brother, thats the best you can give him..he was a muslim right? Do you seriously want to remember him with a music memorial concert?
Food for thought bro…

Alex masano
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Alex masano
5 months 1 day ago

Yes thats really good,when is the memorial show,vic marley was a star,we have to do something guys,what i can ask you guy,how have you plan it,do u have a bank account where we can deposite the money,if possible the memorial show has to be in lilongwe,vic had lots of friends to come to the show

chete
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chete
5 months 1 day ago

YOU REPTILER AS A SINGER, YOUMEAN YOU CAN FAIL TO RISE UP AND BOOK A VENUE FOR SAY K150, 000 AND ORGANIZE A SHOW FOR FREE TO COMMEMORATE YOUR BROTHER? YOU CAN ALSO ASK OTHER ARTISTS TO HELP YOU.

YOU WANT GOVT TO COME IN FOR THAT? THAT IS A JOKE!!!

THIS DEMON OF ALWAYS EXPECTING TO RECEIVE FREEBIES SHOULD BE DISCOURAGED. ASK CATHERINE, YOU, YOUR FATHER, COUSINS, ETC TO CONTRIBUTE TOAWARDS THE CAUSE.

Jah cure
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Jah cure
5 months 1 day ago

we mi was jailed no one did a memorial service including vic marley.

Busy Signal
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Busy Signal
5 months 1 day ago

Mr Reptiler you are twisting issues here it is your own responsibility to honor your brother internally within your family.People have a lot issues to sort out than your so called memorial service.we appreciate the talent your brother (vic marley) had…i understand that other people do not believe in the bible scriptures which says okufa sadziwa kanthu amangoiwalika.Get your brains together bro…..

wo
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wo
5 months 1 day ago

Its really good to remember him but trying to ask government for that………mmmmm………. I’m talking of the government that can not organise Kamuzu day, or try to remember The guy who authored Our so much loved National Anthem. Who do you think vic is before government?……….Kaya mwina azizake ngati ma2mbi can contribute.

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