MBC TV bans Blackface music video: `Msika Wapsanso`

They say music is power, yes and as proved, state owned Malawi Broadcasting Corporation Television (MBC TV) has purportedly banned playing ‘Msika Wapsyanso’ music video due to the nature of its message.



Performed by Blackface Family, Poztv Yut, Emperor K and Thiggo Amplifier, the song tackles the controversial infernos razing markets in Malawi and how such fire leave a multitude of traders hands akimbo without a means of earning a living.

According to information at hand, the song has been enjoying airplay but got criticized recently by one of the newly promoted programs manager as having been anti-government.

It is said the song in a way demeans the current authority as having been reluctant on dealing with fire accidents as well as having contingency measures to set aside in such times.

In response to the development, manager for the Black Face Family, Kelvin Sulugwe, confirmed that the rumour mill of the ban has reached them.

“We have heard that senior management at MBC has directed some producers at the television station not to beam the song. If this is true, all I can say is that it is very unfortunate. The song is not political and does not in any way insult the country’s current leadership and the song has been there before the current government,” said Sulugwe.

MBC is state controlled.

The track gives attention to a vendor who is lamenting the fires while ironically blaming authorities for being coy in addressing the issues.

It further revolves around the notion that the infernos will reach a point of not being strange news in town.

Some of the markets that have this year alone been razed down by fire include, the Mzuzu Market, Tsoka Flea Market as well as the Mchesi furniture market in Lilongwe.

The group which released titled Golden Jubilee to celebrate Malawi’s 50th independence anniversary, has worked with the  United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the ‘Let’s Condomise’ song  to raise awareness among young people regarding the importance of condom use.

Blackface Family has  just released a Welcome 2015 which can be accessed through this link: http://mdubvibe.com/song-details/?sid=2525

Their other songs include Money Maker and Motokala .

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clement mbumba

nyimbo ngati dzimenezo ndidzomwe zingati pangise malawi kutetedza ufulu wathu go dp


Koma mkazi ndikumbuyo ndiye yabwino
Becoz is from our neighbour. What ashame to those in authority.

musekanji palibe kanu
musekanji palibe kanu

mwapamga Bo itchuke kwambiri tsopano


yayaya now here comes fwe fwe fwe fweee party at work democracy at stake cso where are you?you want us to go back with tis dictator? this is just the start, mai J B NEVER HAD THIS


Za chikale,a mungomo,mwakwera yo kuphwa kale tikudutsani mukumata matayala onse folo


Albert Mungomo ameneyo siwinanso ayi, even if you ask the DG Ben Tembo akuuza kuti sakuzidziwa, a very overzealous person who thinks polically on every issue without looking at it objectively, anyway easy come easy GO! tikuonerani mukulephera interview ya u director pompano Board yake ya Tamani?


Boma ili silizathekaso basi


You can ban the song but you cant ban the reality of the song! Msika wapsabe basi.

Arthur G.M. Mtambo



That’s the DPP we all know they have Permanent head damage (PHD) this just the beginning of the poltical drama in Malawi democracy


mkukachita ban nyimbo yabwino ngati iyi instead of kubana mlako wa alomwe ndi BEAM amene ali ma cashgaters. shame on you, Mungomo!

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