Hotshot Sipe says ‘half Malawian, half Zambian’

Malawi’s finalist at the just ended Big Brother Africa (BBA) Hotshots, Sipe, has been caught in a topsy-turvy trace of citizenship, having confirmed that she is not fully Malawian.

Sipe: Half, half

Sipe: Half, half

There were strong rumours making rounds on social media while Sipe was in the BBA house that Malawi was being represented by one Malawian Masuzgo Msiska aka Mr. 265 and a Zambian Sipe, born Sipherile Chitambo.

Upon arrival in Lilongwe on Wednesday, the 24-year-old hairdresser and singer, confirmed she was born and bred in the neighbouring Zambia, saying she was “half-half”.

It has been learnt that Sipe, whose mother, who paid her a visit while she was in the house, was born from a Zambian father and a Malawian mother.

It has been further discovered that she grew up in Zambia and came to Malawi six years ago and started living with her two brothers at Kawale in the capital Lilongwe.

“I was born and raised in Zambia but I am Malawian as well. I am half-half,” she said while responding to a question during a press conference as she returned home from the BBA show which ended on Sunday and was won by Tanzania’s Idris.

According to Malawian categories of citizenship, Sipe is Zambian by birth and Malawian by origin but was prior to lose her Malawian citizenship when she turned 22 years. She gained a Malawian passport that was surely used to represent Malawi at the BBA Hotshots on her dual citizen mode.

Her mother, who is from Malawi’s central region, is from the matrilineal tribe which believes children belong to the mother’s family, which in her case makes Sipe a Malawian. However, it is not clear if Sipe’s parents’ marriage was based on matrilineal customs and beliefs.

For people who have been following the Malawian rep in the BBA house, they would have an idea now on maybe why Sipe was close to Zambia’s Macky2 and called each other’s “G”.–  (Reporting by Prince Chikweba)

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Ma Africansndiye atsamunda anakuonongani. Izi ndiye zitinso. Zambia ndi Malawi nchimodzi modzi. Akuti tipeze ma Id. kuti tione difference ndiye anamwadi blue pill ya mu Matrix. This woman is black. who cares if her passport says Zambia. Namalenga akuwutseni from the deep slumber of colonial ideas brainwash and self hate. Mhm. Komanso naye uyu akuti I am half this half that. Which half. Nonsense.


Who gives a shit where she is from, are you suggesting that BBA should be as stringent on contestants as a FIFA tournament or something. Please this is just a stupid show. I know many Malawians who can win BBA , the only thing is that the street SMART people are to busy trying to improve their lives and being sucessful to sign up for this crap. … I enjoy watching it as if im watching a bunch of ‘monkeys’ make fools of themselves.


I am a guy of adventure i mean i like BBA but some other things that happens there are of the devil so no wounder here some guys are posting very funken comments which is not good at all,let us learn to love each other you guys.


musiyeni mwanayu! there was absolutely nothing wrong in her representing malawi. after all, there are so many people of malawian descent in almost every SADC country who call themselves citizens of that country, and that is just fine. so why not this sister? some arguments here only shows the level of narrow-minded thinking some people have. sad and sorry to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


if only she won,,you couldnt have dug her roots….


No wonder,she performed/acted much sharper than an average Malawian lady born and bred in Malawi.Ndimadabwa ine chifukwa azichemwali athu ndiogonelako/opupulumilako pang’ono.One can tell!!


Malawians need IDs to identify a real malawian. Not half this n half that.

BBA show should be banned as it brings no developmental lessons or benefit to Malawi. It’s in the same line as pornography, homosexuality and other socially repugnant and abhorrent issues. When kids watch people kissing or curdling each other or even sexing each other what benefit is that to a nation? What are we teaching that will help those who ardently watch the show? Why can’t we increase our efforts to agricultural shows? or science and technology shows? You sit on a chair busy watching BBA for what? This country is in the hands of dogs. We must have good… Read more »
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well I tell u what ? u r ignorant fascist… This is not Kamuzu era everyone watches what they want and theres is parental guidance if you dont like it then fucking ban it in ur own makwalalas dont bring ur stupid homespun philosophies to the national fore front !!!

Reasonable Man

mwangofuna mathanyulayo inu. muli ndi nyere yoika katundu wanu kuntumbo kwa mwamuna nzanu.


Could 4.1 and 4.2 read the comments on a related article “Sipe too late—” of 16 Dec? If you’re children of harlots born in brothels you’ll never understand how devilish BBA show is.


Even the 1st bankgate that took place in Limbe National Bank Churchill rd branch when Kamuzu was holding a meeting somewhere in Lunzu or Chileka was done by Zambians luckily the money was caught at Balaka in a fridge. Thats how foolish the Zambians are. They are always found out at the end of the day. Its only sad that this may bring mistrust amongst us and we will not be voting in such events. Next time the organisers must double who they taking. Otherwise you shall even take Bayo.


Zambian of Malawian origin?Exporting identities but why only in Malawi?hahaha result of man made poverty.

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