Blantyre-based musician Born Richie, real name MacDonald Chibwe, on Sunday celebrated his birthday in style when he donated items to Dawn Centre in Lirangwe.
Born Richie said, as a musician, he thought it wise to celebrate his birthday in a different way by reaching out to the needy in these tough times of Covid.
“The orphanage takes care of orphans, people with physical challenges and other special needs. I thought I should celebrate with them and give them a little something,” Born Richie said.
The musician said he went to the centre with Bishop Chirambo of Living Waters Church.
“I am happy that, through my birthday, I have impacted a life through the little that I could have spent on myself,” he said.
Born Richie has two albums to his credit namely Lingakome and Mbiri Yanga.
“Last year, I recorded my third album titled Bless You from which I have released songs like ‘Kukondela kwa Mulungu’, ‘Moyo Supanganika’, ‘Ayi’ and ‘Ankangowusa’,” he said.
He said he was looking forward to doing more as far as giving people music is concerned although the creative industry has been affected by Covid.
“As artists, we just need to keep on pushing and being creative. These are tough times but people are looking up to us to give them smiles through music and our different artworks,” Born Richie said.
Recently, musician Sam Smack also donated school supplies to children Miracle and Faith Chikaonda, who reworked his song ‘Timasilira’.