Mary Chilima rap music video trending: BBC features the ‘Michelle Obama factor’ in Malawi campaign

Campaign is coming in all sorts of forms. But one that UTM Party is displaying is something else. When UTM presidential candidate who is also the country’s vice president Saulos Chilima is addressing Imbizos into the night, his wife, Mary is also doing her own campaign.

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Mary Chilima and UTM members in the video shoot

This week, Mary Chilima released a music video which is a response to rapper Phyzix’s political song ‘Mutipatsa?’ It went viral within minutes of its release.

In the music video, Mary Chilima is assuring the people that ‘yes indeed Saulos and Usi ticket will deliver’.

The professionally shot video starts with a news  conference where a reporter (played by Hellen Chabunya) is asking Mary Chilima, ‘Mutipatsa?’

The vocal arrangement and the rapping by Mary Chilima has shown her other artistic side. She raps so well with clear message delivery.

The costume is also great. She fits so well, whether in UTM t shirts and new UTM track suits.

The dancing is also marvelous to watch.

People on social media have been sharing the video since its release Thursday morning and it is trending.

The language used in the song is targeting the youth who traditionally vote in large numbers.

She uses words like ‘Bea’ meaning lover or ‘Tiiphula’ meaning ‘we will win the game’.

Apapa game yapita kwa kuya (This video has put the political campaign game beyond reach of other candidates),” remarked one social media user, Maxwell Thawani.

The song even attracted the attention of the BBC which featured her story on its BBC Focus on Africa programme on Thursday evening.

It has also been reported on various news sites in Africa , including on  Mwebantu a leading online news website and social media platform in Zambia

Mary Chilima is helping her husband in the campaign not only through songs.She has been visiting community colleges targeting the youth vote too.

While her husband is getting stuck in the mud in rural areas trying to get votes for State House on May 21, she has also been on her tour of her own.

Just like Michelle Obama helped her husband Barack Obama to win support in the USA elections, Mary Chilima has also borrowed a leaf to seek votes for her husband.

Her charming beauty and good sense of fashion is helping matters.

“This is the First Lady we would want in the State House. She is selfless, she is just loved by all people, even when she is visiting hospitals and carrying babies, they just smile, si zinazi ayi,” remarked another social media user Mickless Mangondo.

Mary, a graduate of University of Malawi, The Polytechnic, met Saulos in the early 90s and got married in a colourful wedding in Blantyre in the early 2000.

The couple has two children together, Shaun and Elizabeth.

Mary worked in the banking sector before quitting to concentrate on her business and philanthropic duties.

With the trending music video and the blistering campaign, can ‘Rango’ manage something like this?

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mulumuzana
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mulumuzana

thumb up madam Mary Chilima the most beautiful and of course meek, generous and humble first lady to be….I will start by again praising the great writing by Mr. Nthondo …nkulu uyu amatha kulemba even akati alembe za apumbwa ndi ng’ona zanjala , mumachita kuona kuti pali journalist apa sizinazi….what you comrades and friends have to bear in mind is that nkhani izi amawerenga ndi ambiri including anzathu amaiko akunja tiyeni tizilembako zabwino za dziko lathu….tili ndi first lady in waiting yemwe amatha ku rapa lets be proud of her…..then ndipite kwa rango….kumanga anthu chifukwa choti atchula kuti rango somewhere… Read more »

ndadabwa
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koma banja ili limakhalana. onse okongola

obanda
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obanda

kwasala Monica Chakwera

bwande
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bwande

UTM moto kuti buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apostle Mwaipopo
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Apostle Mwaipopo

Leadership is a serious business and leading a country is not like leading a group of discussions. Mind you people to vote is your right and choice but for He who’s passionate to serve not the one hungry for power. I don’t see that spirit in your Chilima. Why is he telling us now the things he kept silence for 4 solid years and being part of the same government too. A s a good leader he could be telling us these scandals the time we were struggling. And it is Him who did all these if we are to… Read more »

Duwe
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Duwe

The song is very good. But I have one reservation when Mary argues Chilima is in Government to reveal corruption. That’s nonsense where he all along? As a good patriot we expected your husband to play proactive role in curbing Corp and evils Malawians are subjected to. You are simply shielding criminals!

Mmalawi
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Boma iloooo

Mirella K
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Mirella K

Abale, nkhani iyiyi zamukhudza bwanji Rango? Anyway, Chilima boma! Pa 21 May kuti Chongu!

kavibangwa
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kavibangwa

hahahahahaha

Brother to chilima
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Brother to chilima

Sangawine awa akungovutika … Chilima is just wasting his time can not wine .anapeza kale nyumba ya rent Ku south Africa pa 21 akusowa mmalawi muno

Necessary Noiz
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Necessary Noiz

Waboza iwe. Sukuzisata zinthuzi. Sometimes you are better off being quite that pretending to know something. Chilima awina and I could have said the same even if I was not supporting him.

The Czar
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The Czar

Chitsurudi ameneyu.Ife nga Chilima.

Larry
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Larry

I guarantee you that he will certainly WINE after he wins

Toka
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Toka

I repeat today that the author James Nthondo is UTM cadet.