Musicians team up to support Martse’s dream
Musicians Tuesday united to support Martse Foundation fashioned by renowned rapper late Martin Martse Nkhata to keep alive his vision of fighting for the welfare of learners in primary schools.
The artists joined Fadeth Furnitures, a company that Martse signed an agreement with, in donating desks to Cape Maclear Primary School in Monkey Bay, Mangochi on the sidelines of Martse’s Memorial concert.
Fadeth Furniture Director Richard Chirwa, who has also assumed the directorship of Martse Foundation, which the rapper would have held while alive, said they will support Martse’s dream.
“We are going to continue with the initiative, which we, as a firm, agreed with the family of Martse after his death. We discussed at length his plans at a time like this last year before his demise. May he continue to rest in peace,” Chirwa said.
Martse’s father, Frazer Martin Nkhata, emotionally told the crowd which gathered at Cape Maclear Primary School Ground that there were so many questions people would ask but have no answers.
“Why is it that Martse chose this place? Why is it that he did not choose any school in his home village? Why did he not die here but at Qech, where he was born? God will answer this,” Nkhata said before taking to the dance floor to enjoy his son’s cover of Soldier Lucius Banda’s ‘Mabala’.
Martse died on May 23 last year following burn wounds which he sustained when a house he slept in caught fire in Mangochi.
After the donation of the desks, there were performances by artists such as Nepman, Hyphen, Wikise, Provoice, Waxy K, Roxy and Fly P during the memorial show as we went to press.
Nepman of the ‘Nalero’ fame described Martse as a hard worker, who strived to make sure that his dreams benefit learners in remote areas.
“He was a rare talent. As we celebrate him today (Tuesday), we thought it wise to join the family in supporting his dream,” he said.
Wikise said Martse was an easy soul, who was always jovial.
“He loved seeing others do well and was always supportive,” the ‘Chikamphulikire’ star, said.
Some of the hip-hop artist’s songs include ‘Tchwe’ ‘Mkatimo’, ‘ Woloka’ ‘Go Deeper’ ‘Adidas’ and Billy Kaunda’s ‘Mwapindulanji’ cover.