SA-based Malawi Afro Pop artist Kali-Chie to release an extended play

By Blessings Kaunda, MANA

Malawian Afro Pop artist based in South Africa, Kali-Chie says he is set to release his Extended Play (EP) next month, whose theme is love — emanating from his life experiences.

In an in interview from Blue Moon Studio in South Africa, Kali-Chie — whose real name is Aubrey Kalipinde Chibaya — said he was expected to release his EP last April but everything came to stand still due to the COVID-19 pandemic that led to lockdown in South Africa.

“COVID-19 has disturbed all my plans in as far as this EP is concerned,” he said. “My expectation was to release this EP in April but because of the lockdown, I was unable to do.” 

He said he was once a victim of love and “was once treated badly and that made me feel not loved then the loneliness engulfed me”.

He added that he is aware that a lot of youth out there go through hard times and it is only music with love messages, which can comfort them and change their way of doing things.

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“I am conversant of how loneliness changes the mood of an individual who was at one time loved.

“Several young people have ended up committing suicide. In view of this, I have thought of sharing with them that one can feel relieved when listening to music of my kind.

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“After having a feel of love, that is why I composed songs of life related stories and all I consider in my composition is that I should not lose a life of a young person just because of depression.”

Kali-Chie is from Thyolo District. He did his primary school at Chirimba and Chisoka before being selected to Luchenza Secondary School in 2006.