Veteran Musician Chico Kalirani Laid To Rest

By Staff Reporter

The body of veteran musician and pastor, Chico Kalirani who passed away yesterday, has been laid to rest in Blantyre.

People from all walks life attended the the burial ceremony which took place at Chiswe village, Traditional Authority Kapeni in the district.

Among those who attended Kalirani’s funeral ceremony were Mayor of the City of Blantyre, Wild Ndipo, Members of Parliament Sameer Suleman and Billy Kaunda who worked with Kalirani in a number of musical projects.

Funeral of the late Chicco Kalirani

Kaunda has since described Kalirani as a man of many talents.

He said, “The death of Chico Kalirani is big a blow to the creative industry in the country. Apart from music, Chico was a man of many talents. He was also a humble guy who was always willing to learn new things.”

Kalirani became very popular in the early 2000s after releasing hits like ‘Galu Amulume’ and ‘Achithekere’ . He was once a member of Billy Kaunda’s Amargeddon Band.

Chico Kalira died on Monday after suffering from High Blood Pressure at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre.

Born in 1974, he is survived by a wife and three children.