The country’s UK-based comedian Daliso Chaponda has started his BBC Radio 4 show.
Daliso, who performed in the country in November last year, said he was excited that the show has finally started and that people will be get to hear several issues.
The comedian, who came third in last year’s Britain’s Got Talent, said in an email response yesterday that the show looks at the history of the UK’s relationship with Africa.
“This is of course an oversimplification as the UK is England, Wales and Scotland, and Africa is 54 countries. Even so, the show looks at themes like colonialism, charity etc, that effect both the UK and Africa,” he said.
Daliso said episode 1 looks at slavery and colonialism and called on Malawians to listen to it at https://www.bbc.co.uk/ programmes/b0b0v5hh and that they will recognise the theme music by “our very own Lawi”.
Daliso further said:
“It feels great doing the show as usually I talk about issues very briefly and move on. This show is different, I explore themes in detail. It is more political than my previous work.”
The comedian revealed that a new episode will come out every week in May.
Daliso’s Personal Assistant, Manuela Piotti, said Daliso’s BBC Radio 4 show aired for the first time last evening at 6.30pm (UK time).
“Daliso in the series looks at the history of the UK and Africa’s long and complicated past. Daliso is the relationship guidance counsellor, helping to navigate the rocky historical waters between two places,” Piotti said.
He said as a Malawian comedian, who grew up all over the world, Daliso straddles cultural divides and that through the series he helps the audience to better understand how to sort out differences or not.
He said in the first episode Daliso looks at the origins of the relationship between UK and Africa and asks how they first met.
Piotti also said Malawi is featured several times in the four episodes.
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