Gwaladi steals show at APM’s Phalombe TTC inauguration

Joe Gwaladi, one of Malawi’s most talked about musicians in low and middle class communities, Tuesday proved to be a jack at his trade with a stylistic weaving of lines in his verses when he performed at the inauguration of Phalombe Teachers Training College (TTC) graced by President Peter Mutharika.


Gwaladi received wild applause and ululation from the audience including executive handclapping and smiles from the VIP kindred.

In a ‘Gwaladish’ manner, which most consider reckless of diction in selecting suitable words in his verses, Gwaladi married his Tumbocid hit – in which he calls on his audience, not to simply rush for Tumbocid drugs when they know their sickness is more that diarrhea, to get tested of HIV – to a number of development projects Mutharika has accomplished during his three years in office.

For instance, Gwaladi – in a comic style that could as well be considered satirical – asks people of Phalombe to go and “get tested at Phalombe District Hospital” which, ironically, Mutharika laid a foundation stone some hours before his performance.

But in what could be considered a ‘Joseph Nkasa’ and his ‘Mose wa Lerolic tone’ Gwaladi joins a battalion of artists in the country who have either lost or at the verge of collapse in their careers for singing praises to certain political leaders.

In his performance, he claimed “Mutharika akazaluza ndizazimangirira” (If [President] Mutharika loses the [2019 elections], I will commit suicide).

Joseph Nkasa, who recently released a song in praise of embattled ex-agriculture minister George Chaponda over his involvement in the maize-gate scam, performed after Gwaladi.

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jamie wa jamie

umbuli siuzatha pa Malawi


mhiiii ku Malawi kwavuta

Julius Phiri

Big ups namanyaru this headline is a lie and please editors must check before printing stories I don’t even listen to gwaladi song often but the fact is that he is not the first musician to praise a politician even the so called big artist like Billy Lucius they have done that so what’s the big deal whith this one please get a life for your on sake these is getting to you baba


Yeah we are selective when publishing news. Mutharika akaluza ndidzazimangilira was released in 2014. We know you have your sides when writing your stories.


He released the song which said Mutharika akadzangoluza azazimangilira back in 2014.


a nkasa a nkasa
mwakasa mezi ndi
mdalayu choponda ???

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