Malawi musicians Maskal, Pop Dogg in Ireland joint Show

Fresh from their spectacular performance at the Ireland African Music (IAM) Awards 2012 in Dublin last Friday,  Malawi urban music sensation Maskal and Ireland based Malawian rapper, Pop Dogg, are set to hold a joint performance  in Dublin on Saturday,15  September 2012.

The show will be held at Club Nassau.


The 26-year-old Maskal , who is currently in Ireland, performed as a guest artist at the IAM Awards alongside Pop Dogg, who was nominated in 5 categories.

“I am excited to perform in Dublin this weekend. I will give out my best and it will be a night to remember,” said Maskal in an interview with Nyasa Times.

Maskal and Pop Dogg: Joint show

Maskal actively came on the Malawi music scene in 2009 and shot to fame after releasing his debut album ‘Nthawi’ and a DVD to his credit, the Afro R&B singer, real name Masiye Kasaru, is now rated to be one of the top musicians in the country.

His songs, including hit singles ‘Udalire’ and ‘Wa CV’, are still among the most played on Malawi airwaves.

The ‘Udalire’ hit-maker, also known as SingJay among his followers, is currently working on his new album ‘Umunthu’ with singles ‘Usatope’ and ‘Zili ndi Iwe’ . The singles are already receiving a lot of positive feedback.

Pop Dogg

Pop Dogg, real name Ibrahim Hadji, was nominated for the Best Male Artist, Best Rap Artist Awards, Best Song Collaboration, Best Director and Best Video for his Be My Lady official music video  .

He has been rising in his music career and was recently named ‘The Big Deal’ by Xclusive International Magazine, involved in fund-raising events which raised money for Agape Orphanage Care Centre in Lilongwe and Likulezi HIV/AIDS Project in Phalombe .

Pop Dogg told Nyasa Times that he was delighted to go on stage with Maskal.

“It another great opportunity to share the stage with one of Malawi’s finest in music circles,” said Pop Dogg.

Earlier this year, he performed at Miss Malawi Ireland where Malawi’s music kingpin Lucius Banda headlined.

“Malawians should expect more fun at this show,” said Pop Dogg.

Sean Focus

Also performing at the show is Dublin based artist Sean Focus who has previously worked with Malawi’s finest artists such as Tay Grin, Theo Thomson, Team Gypsy and Rina .

This show seems to have put smiles on faces of many Malawians in Ireland as it is set to quench the ‘thirst’ for their homeland  music whilst in diaspora.—(Additional reporting by Thom Chiumia, Nyasa Times)

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