Mzati goes ‘Mtolo’


Musician Mzati real name, Alinafe Chiwanda, takes to the stage tonight to launch his new album Mponda Matiki at Jacaranda Cultural Centre (JCC) in Blantyre.

The artist, who has had a number of performances at the venue including starring at the Sounds of Malawi Acoustic Session, has however, rebranded himself in the way he will be naming his albums.

Just like other musicians have done with their albums, for instance reggae group Black Missionaries which trades with Kuimba series, Mzati will be trading with Mtolo.


While his second collection is Mponda Matiki, Mzati who used to do afro-pop before moving to afro-jazz will be launching Mtolo 1.

“It has been some time since I released my debut album This is Malawi (TIM). This time around I have a new collection called Mponda Matiki but I will be having all my albums now running under the Mtolo series,” Mzati said.

He said the album has a song titled ‘Mponda Matiki’ which talks about appreciation.


“This album is a bit different from This is Malawi because in this new collection, I targeted the girl child a lot and also spoke highly about the importance of education. I also have tackled the issue of HIV/ Aids. All in all, it is an album with a variety of messages including love,” Mzati said.

The youthful artist said yesterday he was happy with the progress he has made since he ventured in music.

The new album has nine tracks including the introduction.

Some of the songs in the album include ‘Kamwana’, ‘Alongosi’, ‘Jenifa’, ‘I Got You’, ‘Cassanova’, ‘Mau Akulu’, and ‘Shosholo’.

“It is going to be a red carpet event and we will also have a photo booth,” Mzati said.

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