Questions as Wailing Brothers perform without Ma Blacks at Mzuzu Matafale’s memorial

Fans of the country’s super reggae outfit, the Black Missionaries, are uncertain of the future of the band following a performance some of the band’s members did Thursday in memory of fallen reggae maestro at Jacaranda Lifestyle Lounge in Mzuzu.

Wailing Brothers

Wailing Brothers

Ma Blacks, as they are popularly known, were not present when the Wailing Brothers– a team of artists that worked with Matafale before he died – performed.

Matafale died on November 27, 2001 in police custody. Founder and leader of the reggae band Black Missionaries, he was a Malawian Rastafarian whose music rose to popularity in Malawi.

Some fans who attended the show and later spoke to Nyasa Times said they weren’t “really sure of what to make of the development.”

A David Munyenyembe said he was “actually surprised” with the fact that the Wailing Brothers performed without their buddies – Ma ‘Blacks.

The revived Wailing Brothers comprise the Chokani brothers – Takudziwani and Paul – who were long time confidantes of Matafale, among others.

They have recently released a well-received video Everything’s Gonna Be Alright which is enjoying massive airplay on the country’s television stations.

A description accompanying the video reads: “Malawi’s hot reggae band Wailing Brothers has been revived from their Kuyimba 1 hit album. Brothers Taku and Paul Chokani redefining reggae in Malawi.”

But talented guitarist, leader and lead vocalist for the Wailing Brothers has repeatedly told local press that they were “not disbanding” from Ma ‘Blacks, adding they will continue to perform with them.

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12 thoughts on “Questions as Wailing Brothers perform without Ma Blacks at Mzuzu Matafale’s memorial”

  1. Magang`a says:

    I think its high time these guyz gets something out of their talent. Ma Blaks have been selfish for a long time, you see the band is comprising of the Fumulani brothers, Amidu and these Chokani brothers but you find in their album covers and posters the Chokani brothers are excluded and even in their adverts for their shows you can’t hear the Chokani brothers name being mentioned.

  2. KAYCEE says:

    ma blacks amaimba kwaya iyaaa das not real reggae ….big up chokani’s breddaz kip t real

  3. pesepes says:

    watch the space blacks will continue even without chokani brothers was Musamude who formed this band without these two band members those who who have good memories was martin Kunsowa who used to ply drums and d guy called mphangazina nicknamed guiter namano on lead guitar chizondi on keyboard gift thugo on second keyboard Anjiru n musamude on vocals under chembaz promo tinavina komanso tivinabe big up d blacks

  4. nanaphiri says:

    ENANU MUNGOLANKHULA SIMUKUDZIW KANTHU,,,EVISON MATAFALE KUTI AZICHOKA BAND IMENEYI MKUYAMBITSA MABLAKS CHIFIKWA AMAZUNZIDWA HEVE NDI THE CHOKANI FAMILY …KOMASO MAFANWA KUTI ADZIPEZEKA ATATU PA COVER MCHIFUKWA CHOKUTI …ATATISIYA MATAFALE THE CHOKANI BROTHERS ANAYAMBA KUIMBA MU PROSOUNDS BAND YA MZUNGU APPSY, MA MEMBERS AKE ANALI….POUL CHOKANI,,TAKU CHOKANI,GIFT FUMULANI ,YANJANANI CHUMBY,ANTHONY MAKONDETSA,,,FELIX JERE,,MKUTI MA BLACK ATAPEMPHEDWA KUTI ASITHE DZINA AKHALE #PROSOUNDS BAND#APA ANJIRU,,MUSAMUDE CHIZONDI NDI PETER AMIDU ANAKANISITSA KUTI SANGASINTHE DZINA KOTERO PANALI MA BAND AWIRI INA UNDER PROMOTION YA MZUNGU .MA BLACKS UNDER CHEMBAS PROMOTIONS ,,MPAMENE MAFANA ANKAJAMBULA KUIMBA 3 KU PROSOUNDS KONKO ,,,MZUNGU ATAMVERA MA HEATS ENA AMU ALBUM IMENEYI ANZUNGULIRA NAWO MUTU AFANAWA ,,MKUWAYITANITSA KUTI BWERANI NZIKUPANGANI PROMOTE DZINA SIMUSINTHA ,NDINU MABLACKS BASI NO MORE PROSOUNDS BAND….NDE NGATI ENANU SIMUMADZIWA MUDZIWE

  5. Paul Omaliza Makoka says:

    Watched the Video & mark my words, WAILING BROTHERS ndi nkhani zina. Ma Blanks {blacks} injena yashuta!?

  6. pyuta says:

    big up the chokani’s, bola osatengela khalidwe lonunkha ngati kanyimbi la mablacks loyamba kuyimba 11 oclock pm koma show yoyenera kuyamba 8pm, munthu kudikira mpaka kutopa, ndikungonyamuka osawonela nkomwe

  7. Prof Ralph Kamoto (PhD in Pant Politics) says:

    Anjiru monga mwadzina wawapondeleza anyamata WA. Iiii Anjiru njiru

  8. chinguwo wa chinguwo says:

    black missionaries anayambisa ndi Late Musamude fumulani..after kuyimba 1 evison matafale atayimba ndi wailing brothers people like Elias chokani anaona luso mwa Musamude anamupepha kuti aziyimbia limodzi, by then black missionaries inali ndi nyimbo koma ndalama analibe zojambulila, blacks munali people like; Late Musamude fumulani, Peter Amidu, Chizondi and Anjiru.. amati Evison Matafale and Black missionaries. wailing Brothers ntchito inali ku studio pamene ankajambula chimbale cha kuyimba 1. that’s why mu video ya kuyimba 1 anajambulitsa ndi ma blacks not wailing brothers.. MA BLACKS NDI MA BLACKS BASI….after the death of musamude anthu muvekele ma blacks atha…”enanu mukanakhala mulungu bwezi lero enae kulibe!!!!

  9. Felix says:

    ANYAMATAWA ADYEREDWA KWA NTHAWI YAYITALI MPHEKESELA ZIMAMVEKA KUTI ATATUWA OMWE AMADZITCHA MA BLACKS AKUTI NDI AMENE AMATAPA TWO THIRD YA NDALAMA ENAWO MKUMADYA TOTSALA. ACHINA CHOKANI MWACHITADI BWINO KUCHOKA. NANGA BWANJI PA COVER YA MA ALBUM AMANGODZIYIKAPO OKHA. BIG UPS THE WAILING BROTHERS AND MORE FIRE WE WILL SUPPORT YOU.

  10. Woget says:

    chokani’s are far away from Matafale family.

  11. Gaga Diwa says:

    Who is to blame?as far as I know much of the wailing brothers,are the ones who put Matafale on the map with kuyimba one outfit and the touch is so different with other kuyimbaz…and still they developed ma blacks on their live performance..then it’s high time for them to continue with their own mission…these guyz are more talented it’s only promotions that put dem underground…and they’r more related to Late Matafale far from the Fumulaz..qualified to have dat memorial show…BIG UP GUYZ GIVE US UR MSG…

  12. Lin says:

    Uuuhhhhh okey!

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