in the rural areas of Elangeni Village Mzimba District Malawi. Their band instruments consisted of guitars made out of empty gallon containers and drums made out of cow skins and his
favourite instrument was the drums.
At this time Born Afrikan was only around 7/8 years old. Besides the influence of Sunday school sessions and his uncles’ band, born
afrikan listened to the radio a lot (MBC) Malawi broadcasting corporation run by the state.
At that time was the only radio station in the country. Born Afrikan grew up listening to all genres of music from R n B, Reggae, Hip Hop, Rumba and traditional Malawian music etc. Growing up as a teenager in the city of Blantyre, Born Afrikan attended a lot of teen time rap/reggae competitions and was greatly inspired by his fellow young teens who participated in those music sessions. After completing his secondary school studies he decided to give music a try and saved up some cash and
travelled to South Africa with the hope to record and releasing his music.
Things did not happen as he had imagined they would happen cause life in the big city (Johannesburg) South Africa proved tough and in order to make ends meet. Born Afrikan did a lot of odd jobs and information trading ( street hawker) while still sharpening his skills by attending going to
night clubs where they used to be open mic sessions and one of those places is a club called tandoor which still exists today. Through the passage of time Born Afrikan managed to save some cash and bought some music equipment of which helped him to start performing with the band in different venues. In 2008 Born Afrikan independently released his solo album which got good reviews by music lovers.
This year marks nine years since his first album was released and he has decided to release the album with two new additional songs (
kadona) a song which in his Vernacular Malawi language Chichewa and talk about a man finding his ideal woman and the other new song on the album is a song called (black woman). The first single from the album (partners in crime) features Sizzla Kalonji one of Jamaica’s top reggae artist. Born Afrikan has shared the stage with the likes of Morgan Heritage, (Grammy award winners for best reggae album 2016) Luciano (Grammy nominee for best reggae album 2016) just to mention a few.