Tay Grin says Malawi music awards key

Malawi’s celebrated Hip Hop star, Tay Grin, has said music awards are vital in the development of the country’s music industry.

Tay Grin poses with his Muma Award. Photo by TOYA photography.

Tay Grin poses with his Muma Award. Photo by TOYA photography.

He said this as he commented on the recent 2nd Annual Music Malawi (Muma) Awards that took place last Friday, 27 February, in Lilongwe.

Tay Grin was one of the artists that went home with trophies during that awards ceremony at Bingu International Conference Centre, bagging the Best Hip Hop/Rap Artist of the year 2014.

While cherishing his Muma award, the rapper said the awards give Malawian artists the courage to continue working hard to build the industry.

“I commend the organizers because these awards are a symbol of celebration, appreciation and acknowledgement of Malawian artists,” said Tay Grin.

“That award night was significant because as Malawians  we took the time to recognize and value our musicians and people that are working tirelessly to build our industry.”

He won the accolade after amassing more public votes, beating Hip Hop sensation Gwamba as well as other nominees Phyzix, Dominant 1 and K2B Block.

“I am thankful to all the people that voted. They took a moment from their precious time to vote; this support goes a long way in helping to establish our industry.

“It’s been a great year for me winning international and local awards and I am truly grateful and feel extremely blessed. I give all thanks and praise to God, my entire family and the strong team that supports me.”

Tay Grin, who has been in the music business for 11 years, getting nominated and winning Channel O Music Video and the BEFFTA awardsin the process, observed that Malawi has a lot of talent and needed something like the Muma Awards to give them that hunger to push harder.

In addition, he urged Malawian artists to unite to ensure that the country’s music makes it onto the international market.

“There is so much talent in Malawi. Let’s work together and take Malawi music to the rest of the continent and beyond. With unity comes power,” said Tay Grin, who was also named among the top 100 Most Influential Personalities in the World by the C.Hub Magazine from the UK in January.

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8 thoughts on “Tay Grin says Malawi music awards key”

  1. nana says:

    weakedness

  2. macd says:

    kaya ine wanga ndi lulu mdzalelatu basi

  3. mathola says:

    mwamubera gwamba anthu opanda manyazi inu

  4. muzu says:

    What you are saying is true but most of these awards are accorded to wrong pipo including yourself

  5. dolo says:

    award ilnali ya Gwamba iyi…. aliyense akudziwa

  6. Nankungwi says:

    Tay you have the right attitude. Promote music and promote Malawi. You were voted in my boy and you won! dont let anybody vtake that away from you! One day Malawians will learn to be less jeoulosey and appreciate someones effort!

    To all of you tau haters! Go and produce your own music and show us what you are made of! at least tay is trying! what have you got to show for yourselves? he gut is even selflessly trying to promote Malawian music! Backward thin king! H Jouelousey1 Nsanje! time wasters!

  7. Malawian music somehow is not good to listen since the musical content and setting most musicians do not take it seriously. BUT I see Tay Grin is doing better in a local music scene because he has a strong financial support KOMA there some poor boys here in Malawi who sing better songs with strong and profitable contents that are relevant to most Malawians. Some musicians need MUMA support so that they also show case their talent.
    My plead.

  8. Mwini mgodi says:

    Tay you suck. Gwamba deserved the award.!

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