Martse memorial concert today
The memorial show of renowned rapper Martse, who died on May 23 last year, will be held today at Cape Maclear Primary School Ground in Mangochi.
Some of the artists set to star at the memorial include Nepman, Wikise, Hyphen, Veda, Provoice, Waxy K, Tsar Leo, Machuluka, Chizmo and Fredokiss.
Martse real name Martin Nkhata famed for songs such as ‘Mwano’ succumbed to burn wounds which he sustained when a house he slept in caught fire in Mangochi.
His brother Jerome Nkhata, who is currently in Ireland, said Monday that apart from performances, through the Martse Foundation, they will also be donating desks.
“We are donating desks to continue the vision of our brother. We are thankful to people, who have supported us in this cause. I appeal for support from the corporate world because we want to reach out to more schools,” Jerome said.
Martse spoke highly on his Facebook page of a campaign to raise funds for primary school desks in the country and a lot of people commended him for the initiative.
“I am tired of complaining about the problems of this country, I will be holding hands with whoever is willing to make a difference and put each of these primary school learners on a desk,” Martse said.
Jerome said they will be holding the memorial show every year.
“Martse’s legacy will live on. Next year we are looking at holding it in Lilongwe and we are even targeting having both local and international acts,” Jerome said.
Fredokiss also said Monday that Martse’s legacy will live on.
“I feel Martse’s legacy would live until then in future. He was big; he knew what he was doing in the industry. He has been one of a kind,” he said.
Martse was last year in July, posthumously given a special award by President Lazarus Chakwera during the Presidential Zikomo Awards.
The artist, who among others, won the 2015 Urban Music People (UMP) Song of the Year Award for ‘Mwano’, and collaborated with several artists, was born on May 18 1994.
Some of his other songs include ‘Tchwe’, ‘Mkatimo’, ‘Woloka’, ‘Mwapindulanji’, which he adapted from Billy Kaunda’s ‘Mwapindulanji’, ‘Go Deeper,’ and ‘Adidas’.