Malawi singer Tay Grin wins Beffta award in London

Malawi’s hip hop star Tay Grin on Saturday enriched his profile when he scooped the Best International African Act  award at this year’s Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts (Beffta) Awards presented at Hippodrome London.

Tay Grin shows off his Beffta

Tay Grin shows off his Beffta

Tay Grin, received two nominations, for Best International African Act and Best Music Video for his new song The Beach.

In the first category, Tay Grin was competing against continental music giants among them P-Square, Davido, Timaya, Zahara, Awilo Longomba, Dr Sid, Olamide, Sautisol and R2bees.

For “Best Video”, Tay Grin faced Mafikizolo for the video Khona, Jose Chameleon for Wale Wale, Mr Jayvic’s I Love Africa and the remake of Pharrell Williams Happy (We’re from Luton).

Tay Grin also delivered a  fiery performance at the event.

“I just want to thank every single person who voted for me. It’s really a dream come true to win a Beffta award,” Tay Grin who was accompanied by his relation Tinali Alfazema told Nyasa Times.

Beffta Awards, the brainchild of Kenyan television presenter on BEN TV,  Pauline Long , were created to honour and celebrate talented personalities in entertainment, filming, television and arts.

“It’s a breakthrough for Malawi to get nominations in Beffta and let alone for an artist to win,” Long said in an interview.

Malawi deputy high commissioner to Britain, John Tembo Jnr,  who attended the Beffta’s on Friday and Saturday, said it was “delightful” for Malawi to pick an award for the first time.

Other Malawians who  were nominated included Rose M’mangisa and Alexina Phiri.

M’mangisa, who is the current Miss Malawi UK title holder, was nominated for a Beffta Award under the Best Beauty Queen category while Alexina Phiri, who is the former Miss Malawi UK, was nominated for Best Former Beauty Queen.

Phiri, who is a trained lawyer, said she the nomination for such a top international award was “a great honour.”

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27 thoughts on “Malawi singer Tay Grin wins Beffta award in London”

  1. rudolf says:

    U walk the talk dude not these other dudes who r just gud at talking n not doing what they say . Keep the fire burning NYAU KING

  2. John says:

    Salutations to Tay Grin, keep the fire Burning… Proudly Malawian.

  3. ozimva says:

    I know tay grin has won two internation award kaya enayo anawina chani

  4. Wali says:

    Congrants dude’…..wasanjee ndizake

  5. simeon says:

    Congrants!!! U made us proud! These r de moments we al big up to our artist regardless u voted or not! Zokoma zipose izi???!!!!

  6. REX MALIZANI says:


  7. chiku. says:

    Mmmmm!!! wt an additives to ur career king nyau….waganyu esy panja…kkkkkkk!!!!!…..

  8. mafiloe says:

    congulants Mr Tay G they have to knw that we r also best as far as musk
    is concern its not eazy bt u’ve done it we r proud

  9. womenslib says:

    Never heard of these awards Let me also create my own awards and give out ziboliboli from City Center to anybody who’ll pay for them Give me $50 US and I’ll give you one…..Best Artist is only $100. Who’s in?

  10. madidi says:

    How come this Guy is not on

    Piksy is there and this is “the” place to be.

  11. Moto Wayaka says:

    Seen by 3,000 haters, comments by two of them!!!
    As usual they scrolling down the home page like they ain’t seen the post!!!
    #Rock on Mr Tay!!

  12. mchindo wa satan says:

    Befuta ndi chaninso anthuni pulizi?? Kumangonyadira zinthu zosaziwika basi?!!!

  13. Chibwempwe says:

    Nyau king waziziwa!!!!

  14. john b mpasu says:

    what an inspiring record breaking award,,achieving it at international stage its phenominalgreat ambassador ,keep it up

  15. ybeez says:

    Komatu mwayitha man. Opeputsa onse atayeni pakuti sadziwa, nde akhalila yomweyo while yo doing big thingz 4ril.. Cograts TG

  16. Nankungwi says:

    Tay Grin oyeeeeee!! This is an examle of what can be achieved! Malawi has talent folks, just believe in yourself and got for it! don’t worry what others are saying they are just a waste of time!

    Tay!Tay!Tay! may God bless you young man you are promoting malawi big time I listened to your intervirew when you were in UK on the Commonwealth games! a young man who is really proud to be Malawian!

    Pa stage achimewne ku UK in the Middle of London akuti !” Kumanda kwa Bambo anga”! anthu kubvina! zonyaditsa kwabasi!

  17. vyakuchitika says:

    Congratulations! I have watched ‘The Beach’, it’s actually a wonderful tourist puller to Lake Malawi. Keep it up Tay Grin.

  18. pongo says:

    mr nyau king kep t up

  19. madzo says:

    Ndiye pali tima yo tina timafuna tizlimbana ndi dolo Tay Grin, ati kumamubifa muzafelamo simuzafika pamenepa.

  20. masada says:

    Tay grin z a gem,,,i like u man

  21. paramount mkhumba says:

    i hope mugula ka mini bus koti oyimba ng’oma ndi odikula aja adzikwela when they follow u round for back up. tiwawona atanyamula zinthu pamutu going kukakwera bus the other day. grow up dont be selfish

    1. Manyuchi says:

      Hater ukumva pheni galu iwe

  22. vuka says:

    Mwana wa kwathu waithaaaaaaaa!!!! iwe ndi moreeeee!!!

  23. kwangu says:

    At least some good news about Malawi

  24. Hon Dickens Chipalamandule Ngoma says:

    Well done Tay Grin 4 lifting up high our Mw flag. Keep it up, Man!

  25. Nohakhelha says:

    What else can I say to this guy other than ” congratulations Mr Tygrin!!”

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