Kalawe addresses societal issues through rap


If you are a true Hip Hop head, you must be familiar with Uncle Murda's end of year 'Rap Up'.

The Rap Ups encompass controversial and topical issues of the year.

Now Malawian Hip Hop artist Kalawe has taken a similar route by giving fans a dose of what is happening in the country by putting his own spin to it.

On Tuesday night, he posted the video using the legendary instrument 'I got five on it' by the duo Luniz where he addressed issues of forex, the Kwacha losing value and taxes among other financial woes people are facing.

He took a swipe at the Tonse Alliance for lying to Malawians that their pact was intact.

He spits that everyone can see the cracks and there is no use denying it.

Kalawe then goes after the issue of corruption in the country, one of the most heated as Anti Corruption Bureau Director General, Martha Chizuma, faces backlash to prosecute businessman, Zuneth Sattah and his associates.

Vice President Saulos Chilima is well-known for his proverbs both during campaign and now in government.

As Kalawe sees it, Malawians are failing to eat thrice a day as they were promised and he hits at the VP to stop with the proverbs because they don't bring development or food on the table.

The song takes a funny turn when Kalawe asks Professor John Chisi, a former aspiring president on why Malawi seems cursed.

Chisi goes on to explain the country's curse started with Malawi Congress Party leader, Kamuzu Banda.

The rap then goes to address the scandal of Thomas as everyday Malawians are learning on social media how girls are indulging in sexual activities for money.

Former Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) now Christ Nation pastor, Mlaka Maliro also makes the cut for his failed return of Mlaka Blantyre show and so does afro pop artist Keturah.

He ends off the lighter part of the song by  going off on socialite Pemphero Mphande who was told by Prophet Liabunya that he will die by saying Mphande did not die but just went to heaven to give angels pineapples.

President Lazarus Chakwera also makes it into the song as the last person he addresses focusing on the viral clip in which his bodyguards kicked a man on a bicycle.