Old TV Malawi divas and where they are today

We all used to love TVM back in the 90’s and early 2000’s, before it changed to MBC, after all, DSTV wasn’t so cool back then. Without public internet, TVM was virtually the only place where divas resided, and these divas below were as good as it got in this country.

 Kumbo Kachibekete



The ever-lively Khumbo Kachibekete took Malawi’s conservative society by storm when she introduced what can be called Malawi’s first showbiz TV program called youth magazine in the early 2000’s. The way she flexibly carried herself looking like a destiny’s child made her the friendly crush of every man and the one every girl love to hate. She was an oasis for the thirst that the youth had for TV entertainment, her show was somehow a source of comfort after the whole parliament somehow decided it wise to debate about free Channel-O, and then ban it because apparently it was too obscene for Malawians. Tachokeradi kutali. Khumbo is now 34 years old but still looking sexy as hell. She lives in Woolwich in the United Kingdom, surely a better place for such a hottie than the stench of Blantyre City.

 Kusali Kubwalo



I used to watch TVM news just to see this drop dead diva and hear her hypnotic voice. Her voice was so sexy that we can’t call it news anchoring. She had that ability to read a report about bin laden hijacking a plane but still make you feel like she is whispering sweet nothings into your ear. I was young and didn’t care much about stuff like human rights back then, but Kusali made me watch her “Know your rights.” Program. Kusali was as sexy as she was intelligent. She earned herself a Masters degree in Radio & TV Communication from Nottingham Trent University and another Masters degree in Strategic Management at the University of Derby. Yes, she has 2 Masters degrees now! She now works as Communication Officer for UNICEF and is based in Jordan. Damn, that’s all I can say about Kusali Kubwalo, Damn.

Dora Mangulama Banda



She had a short stint at TVM between its inception in 1998 and 2000. That was before most people even had a TV. TVM used to start broadcasting around 6pm and close at 8:30pm. Dora is the founder of the legendary Music Splash program which Geoffrey Kapusa has now made his own. I remember how Geoffrey Kapusa used to look like David Moyes, a clueless man taking over from the best. I’m just happy that Geoffrey made the show his own and became a legend in his own way. I still wish to see Dora back on TV to this day, preferably hosting a talk show. Anyway, she left TVM and started working for MTL in 2000. She did an MSc in Management & Marketing at Nottingham Trent University in the UK. Now she’s making some serious moola as NGO Relationships Manager at Standard Bank Limited. I’m planning to go and ask for an autograph from her.

Villant Ndasowa



I just love that name. I don’t usually mean it when they tell a lady that she has a beautiful name (I’ve once said that to a person named Zione) but this one is just super cool. She had the best smile I’ve ever seen on TV up to now, Maybe there’s one girl at Times TV who comes close but doesn’t quite get there. Villant is a very talented film maker now, owed to her degree in media relations from University of Bedfordshire UK. She’s currently doing her Masters degree in International Relations at Staffordshire University in UK. She also owns a production company called First Wave Production. Now that’s one girl I would marry on the first date, way to go girl!

Nyembezi Mphande

Our neighbors once had a fight because of this vixen. If there was anyone who could rival Kusali Kubwalo’s sexiness, Nyembezi was the one. She was a general presenter whose face made every other program look boring….except Kusali Kubwalo’s programs of course. I would’ve given Nyembezi everything I had to keep her on TV. Apparently she’s still looking the part and turning heads in the US. We first thought she was in Lilongwe, thanks to one generous comment we now know she’s doing even better. Living it up somewhere in the home of the brave, land of the free. I guess this sugarplum is gone.--Source : Pabwalo

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28 thoughts on “Old TV Malawi divas and where they are today”

  1. GEOF says:

    The mind of the writer is corrupted & any average individual cannot pick any substance from this writeup. No wonder Malawi scored highly on the worst scale (poverty) because such minded ppo are increasing at a very dangerous rate. God have mercy!!

  2. nyazigeti says:

    This was the time when you could sit and watch tv

  3. Moni says:

    And Agnes Mizere where @ she?

  4. tell me says:

    so sexist

  5. kamowa says:

    hule la mtolankhani iwe…wangotchula azimai okhaokha..koma abale..basi sexy , i will mary on the first sight..Pumbwa iwe

  6. mwana mulopwana says:

    Goodone katakwe

  7. bingiza says:

    I left home before tvm started

  8. mwale says:

    Palibe nkhani apa.

  9. The Truthful One from the West says:

    There was also Ina Thombozi. Very beautiful and a woman I would love to marry.

  10. senir says:

    A non-story to be honest. Looks like a story originating from a beer session. Some of these old bags are all over facebook!

  11. Kaliati Galu says:

    Rubbish only> The only thing you can say is “she is sexy…..” what a shame. What’s the idea behind this writing? What about men? This is Childish, rubbish and savage at its best.

  12. Abiti bakha says:

    Wow those were the days

  13. ujeni says:

    1990’s? Just say in early 2000. TVM came into being late 90’s in this poor backward nation

  14. zingati zanu says:

    Kodi ukuti chani ndi azimayiwa? Balance your claim. Some guys also must have and are doing big in their smallnes using knowledge they gained from countries like US, France, Germany, UK, and elswhere. Paja what’s your bill?

  15. Youth League Chairman: Kawale 1 market says:

    1st, 4th, & 5th were well known crooks, quasi hookers within the then BT social scene. Are they plying their trade in strip clubs overseas?

  16. odabwa says:

    ine kuti dabwi, mesa kodi izi taziona kale ku pabwalo dot com? mwayamba kuba nkhani? anzanuwa akulemba zosangalatsa inu mwayamba kubera. lack of creativity.

  17. Myawo says:

    I loved Tamara Mkandawire, now Chafunya. The lady had nice bums, and firm breasts. She looked delicious

    1. Iwe mchawandi eti, zanyere basi.

  18. Rodriguas Latata says:

    The late Reehana suirtee, Mrs Kafwafwa, Takondwa.

  19. [email protected] says:

    hahahahaha stench of blantyre city, mwafikapo eti

  20. wanda says:

    Zauchitsiru. Don’t dent the image of nyasa times because of your sex maniac. When u have no burning issue to write, just sit down and watch yourself in the mirror and see how ugly u are. Idiot.

  21. Chemtukanika says:

    You need to comlete the story for some of us to understand what you wanted to say.

  22. short wamtali says:

    So what you only know about Khumbo is that she stays in UK? What is she doing then since you hve been able to write about others?

  23. Gwengwe says:

    Koma umalemba utatota eti? ungokhalira she is sexy, sexiest! etc sunadzikodzere koma?

  24. vendor says:

    Why only ladies? Did TVM recruit ladies only.

  25. Derrick kachikoti says:

    Avery interesting column to read.plz keep us updating on MBC-TV first timers.By the way where is Jolly Ntaba?I liked the way he presented news at 8. I miss his voice a lot!

  26. Think Tank says:

    iam happy that all you have listed have promoted themselves through hardwork as compared to those who want assistance to go up though immorarity means

  27. Kadakwiza says:

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