No music for now for Evison Matafale’s daughter

Theresa, when she was five with her father

Fallen reggae maestro Evison Matafale is a big name in the creative industry.

Matafale’s mission still continues in Black Missionaries, which he founded, and the Chileka reggae group has gone on to release Kuimba albums which started with him.

While several fallen artists have had their sons and daughters following in their footsteps, it seems it is a different story with Matafale’s daughter Theresa.


Matafale died in 2001 and by then Theresa was five years old.

Today, Theresa is 25 years old but has not shown interest in music, let alone spreading her wings to plough in the creative industry.

Although she loves music and always takes time to listen to her father’s reggae vibes, she admits that she has no interest for now to pursue music.


Theresa is currently pursuing clinical medicine studies at Malamulo College of Health Sciences.

“My father was a great musician and I always listen to his music but I am into something different myself and I don’t think music is my path right now,” she said Thursday.

Theresa said she is different from what people would expect from her.

“I know a lot of people would want me to wear my father’s big shoes and continue the legacy but Black Missionaries has done very well in running the mission and I am sure my father is smiling with the progress made,” she said.

Theresa, who wants to go all the way and become a doctor, however, said she would surprise people someday.

“Although I am not into music now, I have not completely ruled it out. It is just that at the moment I am busy with studies. I am slow in doing things and this is why I did say that people should not look up to me with much hope that I will come out anytime soon,” Theresa said.

Currently on holiday, Theresa also said that she benefits from royalties paid by Copyright Society of Malawi (Cosoma) for her father’s music.

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