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Veteran artist Nixon Malamulo laid to rest

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Nixon Malamulo

Veteran visual artist Nixon Malamulo was laid to rest on Monday in Malabada, Ndirande in Blantyre.

The legendary artist, whose artistry dates back to late 1970s died in the early hours of Saturday at his home in Ndirande, Blantyre, after a long illness.

People from all walks of life including fellow artists attended the burial ceremony.

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Artists described Malamulo as a fine artist with his own unique style, passionate and that he helped a lot of youth grow in visual art and video production.

“He was very humble and always wanted the best for others, it is because he wanted the best for others that he taught a lot of youths,” Andrew Missi, a close friend and artist said.

“There are people out there who have the resources, let them help these young people who have talent,” he said.

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Charles Levison, one of the products of Malamulo said his first art exhibition at Jacaranda Cultural Centre in Blantyre was done together with Malamulo.

“I worked with Nixon for eight years, he was such a passionate artist, he had a huge vision to promote art industry in Malawi,” Levison said.

Born on July 16 1958, Malamulo established Nthililo Studios Art Gallery in 2011.

Godfrey Mphwanye from La Caverna in Blantyre which works with several visual artists in the country said the country has lost a talented artist.

Visual Arts Association of Malawi (Vaam) acting president Gilbert Mpakule said Malamulo would be missed greatly.

Meanwhile, visual artists have plans to hold a memorial art exhibition for Malamulo to celebrate his life and works.

Malamulo hailed from Salima District and he is survived by a wife, five children and four grandchildren.

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