veteran musician Kwilimbe dies

Veteran musician and former government’s Director of Culture (Arts and Crafts), Bernard Kwilimbe has died.

Kwilimbe died on Sunday evening at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) where he was admitted.

According to family members, funeral service for the musician will be held Tuesday at the hospital’s morgue before the body being taken to Area 25- his residence.

The family is expected to hold mass at St. Martins Anglican Church (Area 25) in the afternoon.

Burial will take place in his home district of Nkhotakota on Tuesday 5 September,2017.

Kwilimbe was instrumental in the formation of Music Crossroads Malawi chapter.


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Nyasa, the write up is too scanty for a man of Bernard Kwilimbe’s rich history. Here is a man who contributed so much to music and culture in Malawi, and you come up with just a few lines? No. You could look at his background, education, his works and the way he related with people. Kwilimbe had immerse sense of humour! Please do your esteemed readers a favour, research and write something befitting this icon of culture.


He deserves a state funeral. There are those malawians that deserve to be accorded such funeral. If I start mentioning his contribution to the nation then no one will write again here. Sadly Malawi focuses on politics. Today is mia. Tomorrow kabwila. Next daza . Then chakwera. Then chihana. Then . Za zii zopanda pake. What have these contributed to Malawi? ?? Let them point


That’s very sad. Rest in peace mr Kwilimbe. May the good Lord comforts Mai Kwilimbe and family.


In those days his famous song was Apatsa Mosiyana in the 80s. Specifically he was coming just after Chia Lagoon, based at Chididi Primary school in TA Malenga Chanzi. Rest In Peace ,kaka.

Ken Magombo

I am beaten! Kaka was my best icon in his early days in musical circles when he was at LILONGWE TEACHER TRAINING COLLEGE as a tutor of music. He used to visiting my home at Falls Estate house No. FE 102. I will always remember his charming and honest discussions we used to share in 80′ and 90’s. May God Almighty guide the bereaved in patching up the holes this death has caused on the family, relatives and government!

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