Danny Kalima in Voice of Holland


Danny Kalima’s music pedigree was questioned by some people in the country after he was crowned the Best R&B Artist during the Music Malawi (Muma) Awards which last year did not take place.

But his music exploits are now coming to light with the latest being his making through in the blind auditions season seven of the Voice of Holland.

The Voice of Holland, also known as TVOH, is a Dutch reality television competition, created by John de Mol and airing on RTL4.


The contest started in 2010 and one of the important premises of the show is the quality of the singing talent.

Four coaches, themselves popular performing artists, train the talents in their group and occasionally perform with them.

The talents are selected in blind auditions, where the coaches cannot see, but only hear the auditioner.


The artist, better known as Sirius, who is currently based in Netherlands, said Tuesday that he was excited to have made it through.

“I am happy to have made it through the blind auditions. The show was on October 29 and the next shows are now the battles. I don’t know the exact date when it comes on television but it will be mid next month,” he said.

Kalima, who sang Happy from Pharrell Williams, said he would want to win the competition.

“I want to reach millions of people with my performances and the Voice of Holland is one way to do so for the programme has millions of followers,” he said.

The artist, who also won the Emerging Bands contest alongside Ginger H, said his desire to participate came through watching Idols and E-Wallet.

“I wanted to be part of such competitions and so when an opportunity to audition in The Voice of Holland came, I seized and I am glad it’s happening now,” he said.

Kalima is one of the products of Music Crossroads Malawi and used to perform with Lilongwe-based group Konkalazi, a group which toured Europe.

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