Malawians Living Abroad For Better Opportunities

We still love them though

By  | Nov 12, 2020, 09:05 AM  | Gemini Major  | Top of The

Our country is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places in the Southern Hemisphere, there is no doubt about it, however, many of our famous celebrities have made the tough decision to relocate for better opportunities. We still love them, we still celebrate them because they will always be Malawian.

Read more: Limumba Karim Died With Genius Ginimbi On Sunday

Here is a list of some awesome Malawians abroad, representing us well...

Gemini Major

The Malawian-born Gemini Major is one of South African hip-hop’s best producers, his production list reads like an album tracklist. Having created dope beats for the likes of Mzansi stars like Riky Rick, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, K.O, Da L.E.S, arguably the biggest names in South African hip-hop. His distinct trap beats, unique Afropop and Afrobeats have produced some of the most memorable mega-hits in South Africa, even working with the likes of Mafikizolo and Amanda Black. He has co-produced songs with other producers such as Tshego, Nasty C, Tweezy and K.O. For instance, he was highly involved in the production of K.O’s PTY UnLTD and Tshego’s Pink Panther albums which both came out in 2019.

Gemini Major was also friends with Karim Limumba, who tragically perished with Zimbabwean socialite Genius Ginimbi this past Sunday in a car crash.

"Woke up hearing Ginimbi passed ,only to find out one of my homies also died in the crash ,Rest easy Karim"

Malia

Malia was born to a mother who's Malawian and her father is from the United Kingdom. She grew up at a time that almost the same as apartheid in Malawi and because her mother was black and her white, she did not have the glamorous upbringing any child would wish they had.

"I remember once in Malawi when we were in the car, my mum was in the front, my father in the front, he is white, she is black, there is a lot us mixed race children in the back. And people just started to throw things at her and calling her a monkey."

Malia moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 14, sadly, her father died in 1989 when she finished high school, Malia always knew that she wanted to be a singer and that is the career she pursued.

Lavida Loca

Malawi’s United Kingdom-based rapper Lavida Loca continues to make inroads in her music career as she was recently listed among 21 female rappers taking over hip hop in 2020. Her real name, Vera Faith Chirwa, was placed on number six by Capital Xtra for taking over hip hop 2020.

We are truly well-represented internationally and our fellow Malawians are welcome home anytime.

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