Ma Blacks fire Chokani duo over revival of Wailing Brothers

Chileka-based reggae outfit the Black Missionaries have fired two of their members – Takudziwani and Paul Chokani – for allegedly setting “parallel structures,” Nyasa Times has learnt.

Wailing Brothers

Wailing Brothers

Takudziwani, a lead guitarist, and Paul, a percussionist, have been part of the Black Missionaries band for over a decade.

An inside source within the band confided in Nyasa Times that the band’s front man and leader Anjiru Fumulani has “not been happy” with the two’s recent developments.

“Anjiru has expressed discontent with the two’s revival of the Wailing Brothers last year. He has not been very happy with it and has told them to quit the band,” our source said.

The Wailing Brothers was started by the Chokani brothers who were long time confidantes of Evison Matafale – founder of the Black Missionaries band and cousin to the Fumulanis.

The duo repeatedly said in local press that they were not “disbanding.”

Anjiru, too, has reportedly been quoted in the press saying they had no problems with the Chokanis reviving the Wailing Brothers.

“The band will be involving them in the same way it involves Anthony Makondetsa,” he had said.

Anjiru could not immediately comment.

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25 thoughts on “Ma Blacks fire Chokani duo over revival of Wailing Brothers”

  1. yvonne austin mapemba says:

    Timva zambiri ife athu ndi makutu mukamaliza mutiuza chifukwa ine sinnayambe ndaimbapo koma kumvera ndi kuvina nyimbo zoimbidwa kale

  2. SINJAWAMASINJA says:

    achita bwino mwina azikaimba touch ya reggae yeniyeni osati zomwe akuimba mablacks pano. matafale atati adzuke lero ndikumvera zomwe akuimba ati mablacks akhoza kulandira makofi onse.

  3. chokazinga mtalika says:

    bwanji ma men

  4. Rodriguas says:

    ras Harawara yankhulanipo.

  5. Kudakuyenela ophiri says:

    Za ziii

  6. vision says:

    zandikhudza coz mafana aja amatha

  7. Taku amasuta chamba says:

    Band simatha mwini wake alipo, ask Lucius Banda,up to now Zembani Band is still kicking,after Coss Chiwalo,Mlaka Maliro,Enort Spear Mbandambanda,Billy Kaunda,Patrick Abig Tung’ande left the Band. Ma Blacks sangathe chifukwa cha anthu awiri.muma Ghetto mu muli majezz men okuswa drum.lead guitar heavy but they are lacking exposure.

  8. zex mthandi says:

    get up stand up… thubbs up for you wailing brothers we want real roots osat album yokhala ndi nyimbo imodzi yokoma zinazo mkumaveka ngat allan namoko.

  9. kunyado says:

    Amalawi nsanje! why can’t you concentrate on your business? Palibe amakukakamizani kukonda Ma Blacks. If you hate them, why don’t you concentrate on the other Malawian band of your liking?

  10. Siti says:

    Good riddance. It’s high time we give attention to other deserving reggae musicians who haven’t gone far because the promoters thought Blacks were the only thing. Rise up other guys , rise up. Soul Raiders and Hax Momba in Lilongwe, give us a break from the no longer innovative Blacks. Taku .And Paul, show us that the sharing of the stage with Blacks was making the stage become smaller and smaller. You have grown and need bigger space. Big up!!!!!!!

  11. Mangoch Lodge says:

    I pray that this is the end of the “Blacks” due to their dis-respect to their fans and the citizens of Malawi. Black Missionaries, for many years now, have been taking money from customers that have booked them only to find out that they don’t show up on the due date. They claim someone else booked them after YOU! And worse, they refuse to return the money. Can you really imagine that. Continuing this habit is suicidal and fatal, let me just warn them.
    I am an owner of a big lodge in Mangochi and these bastards did played that bad tunes for me recently and I am taking them to court with a huge law suit. They should know by now that Malawi is too small to be fucking around the wrong people, the people that would help it rise. I therefore congratulate the Wailing Brothers for their decision. May be I will invite them to play at my lodge on 25 Dec.

  12. nana says:

    mablacks ndi mablacks..akuwona ngati achina chokani angapange chani pawokha ….m’mbuyomu kulibe achina chokani line up inali motere…..on drums Martin kumsowa….Lead quitor Muzina Mphangazila nthawi imeneyi chokani brothers inali kuti? Chigo Gondwe akuwapusitsa afanawa mark my words avutika afanawa asapange choncho….komanso palibe wachotsa angofuna kuipitsa ma blacks who Jah bless no man curse kip fyah burnin ….man peetah .,Anjiru and chizondi ambiri ayesera kukukankhilani pansi koma Jah alinanu

  13. chris says:

    Ma Blacks kudximva too much. Kubera anthu ndalama kuNkhotakota. Ndi izo

  14. soul rebel says:

    Wailing brothers ndi dhiluuuuu. Ma black’s mwagwa nayotu apa.

  15. Chamba chakuthera? says:

    Tiyambe kuvelano roots reggea pa malawi,STEEL PULSE WATHUWATHU…LAUNCH NDI LITI KODI..wailing?ati have bn fired,hahahahaha…zoti Eve anacita kwachondelera afta aku pala ma live show ake,mwizidziwa inu?

  16. zako says:

    that is Malawi nawonso ayamba yawo bola ngati amagula zida. Always have a long term plan an vision

  17. Rasta Pilato says:

    Wailing Brothers yomweyo woyeeee. Ma Blacks zabvuta kumpanda.

  18. frederick Kumbanga says:

    End of ma blacks

  19. Eduardo Happy says:

    That is a demonstration of strong leadership Anjiru. That is the way to go.

  20. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O
    Ha! Its laughable how the roof of a house can tell the walls to get out and get lost! Its a wonder how a man’s head can tell the neck to leave the head alone. How do they expect to stand?
    . . . Are the Chokani brothers not needed in the Black Missionaries Band because of their talent? Or it is their talent that needs the Black Missionaries? If Billy Kaunda did not grow wings and fly off the Zembani Band, would he have built a name as musical as he is now or after?
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    Let Anjiru hear if he has ears . . .
    . . . The roof of a house can not stand if the walls fall . . .
    . . . The human head is nothing without the neck . . .
    . . . If there be a wound on your hand, you don’t cut off the whole hand but you let the wound heal. . .
    . . . You can remove a bad front tooth but your smile is never again, as lovelier as before . . .

    Truth be told, you guys are losing your musical touch vis-a’-vis your previous selves – rastaman’s wife, ndamusowa, nngooneka bwanji, dalo e.t.c; thus, firing others may make you lose yourselves even more.
    You are kings of reggae in Malawi not because you are, in absolute terms; but only because you are a one-eyed man among the blind.

    Wise up and rediscover yourselves!
    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

  21. salador saan says:

    mwagawana zida?

  22. Burning Spear says:

    Chokanis are the ones who are direct cousins to Matafale not Fumulanis to Matafale. That’s very wrong information and misleading. Secondly let the world know today that Anjiru and anzinzake aku Chileka WA agwiritsa ntchito achina chokani ngati makasu. Kumaliza kulima kungowataya uko.

    Chokanis are justified to revive Wailing Brothers. Apondedwa nthawi yayitali ndi Anjiru. In fact Matafare was wrong and absolutely wrong for that matter for dumping people who had made his name. Anjiru mwadzina lake akuyenera kupanga njiru ndi nkhani imene Yi.

    one would ask why Taku, Paul, and Tugho the original wailing brothers members samayikidwa nawo pa front ya CD cover if they are really counted as Black Missionaries Band Members. There is more than what meets the eye..

    INSTRUMENTATION NDE MWAGWA NAYO A BLACK MISSIONARIES. KUBA INU. NYIMBO YA BOSSMAN MUMADZIYIMBA NOKHA. MUMAPONDERANJI MONEY ANZANU WA INU MUKUGULA MAGALIMOTO, KUMANGA NYUMBA POMPO. IWOWO NDE SAMAFUNA ZABWINO?

  23. Chileka boy says:

    The chokani duo ndiomwe amapangitsa Ma blacks kukoma ndiye tiona umo zithelee

  24. Bongo says:

    i saw it coming

  25. Chizo...chizoo!! says:

    Thats the end of Ma Blacks. rescind your decision Anjiru if you want the band to survive.

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