By Chalo Mvula
Songbird Rudo Chakwera, a household name in Malawi music circles has teamed up with Celebrated UK based music artist Nic Thindwa to release a hit single called “Tipambana”. The song which has officially been released this Friday is a timely boost for the Tonse alliance ahead of the presidential elections scheduled for the June 23rd.
Tipambana has been released as a thank you to the Tonse alliance leaders for coming together to form this great alliance. “Tipambana doesn’t only signify the belief that Tonse alliance will win the elections, but it is also a strong applause to leaders of all the nine political parties, that sacrificed their personal ambitions in order to come together for the good of Malawi “ said Thindwa.
The melodic voice of Rudo calls on Malawians that “Mu umodzi muli mphamvu , tikakhala amodzi tidzapambana. Pakhale chikondi pakati pathu, Malawi okomela tonse” a nicely fast paced song that starts in a slow ballad tempo before picking up pace.
This is not the first time that Rudo Chakwera has released a song with elements of political lyrics in it. Famously known for gospel music, Rudo’s dip in political songs centres on promotion of unity despite people having political differences. Rudo, who also happens to be a daughter in law of presidential candidate Dr Lazarus Chakwera had another political song which she did with well known DPP supporter and Dancehall artist Anne Matumbi last year Titled “Malawi must be saved”
Rudo burst on the music scene in the 90’s, a daughter of the legendary Jazz artist Issac Mkukupha , she continues her music ministry and has over three albums to her name.
Birmingham based Thindwa has recently dropped a number of political themed singles. A well-known supporter of Tonse alliance, he has endorsed the candidacy of Dr Lazarus Chakwera and Dr Saulos Chilima in most of his latest singles with the latest one being Yalira Ng’oma which he released a few weeks ago
The latest song Tipambana has been done alongside Thindwa longtime music partner Pon G. The Music video for the song is scheduled to drop on saturday
Malawi goes to the polls on June 23 to elect a new president after the constitutional court nullified last years election results due to irregularities.
Listen to the song here