Menes La Plume, Danny Kalima excites Mzuzu


Multilingual poet, writer and musician Menes La Plume on Friday shared the stage with R&B musician Danny Kalima at Key Lounge in Mzuzu.

The two artists excited the audience during the show which saw Menes unveiling his debut album titled Far from Home.

Menes comes from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and is a refugee at Dzaleka in Dowa.


Menes whose real name is Tresor Nzengu Mpauni sang his music in French.

In one of his songs titled ‘Imagine,’ Menes speaks of the sufferings that Africans in other countries are experiencing due to wars.

The artist gives an example of his war-tone country, DRC, which was rich in minerals but it is now all over with dead bodies and stinking because of war.


He attacks the countries from the Western Europe alleging that they propagated wars in the African soil, before making away with diamonds, gold among others through their divide and rule policies.

The 32-year-old Menes claims the money from the West has divided the African continent which is now on fire because it has turned the owners of this continent into slaves.

In his other song ‘Aquoi Bon’ Menes claims he was inspired to release it after a police officer mistreated him when he was collecting money on an auto-teller machine.

“I was very shocked at one of the police officers who pushed me out of the ATM’s queue besides insulting me and alleging that I am a Burundian behind the insecurity that has rocked this country,” he said.

He claims the wars were imported into Africa by greedy people hence he has to protest through music.

“I thank you good people for coming to support me. It was at short notice but I am impressed with your response. Please do the same and support almost every musician in Malawi,” said Menes.

Kalima better known as Sirius was the first to hit the stage and he dished out over five songs.

Some of the songs he performed were from his debut album The Young Shall grow recorded at Underdog Recordings in 2013.

Kalima backed b y another Congolese lady Aline Bala on the leading vocals, Samuel Banda on piano, Kano Mushabo on guitar and Omebni Wendo on bass guitar said it was an inspiration singing before the people in Mzuzu.

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