THE RARE GEM ON THE M DUBZ’ DANCEHALL BLOCK
ARTIST OF THE WEEK
He is slowly becoming a household name in the country’s dancehall ladder. That he is just less than 20 years old would seem to be a lie as his studio antics are way too matured than his age.
Eli is becoming a name every artist would want to feature for this youngster does not only murder any dancehall beat, but also fuses well with any artist regardless of their genre; ask rapper Toast; he is a living testimony.
Profile by Lawrence Nachipo
Birth name: Chifuniro Steven Magalasi
Origin and meaning of the stage name, Eli: Everything that happens in my life is by the grace of my God, as such I named myself Eli, meaning; My God.
Date of Birth; 23/07/2002
Favourite food; Nsima, with Chicken and beans
Record label; None
Favourite colour; Yellow
Single, or taken? Let’s save that for later
Area of residence: Area 49 Dubai, Lilongwe (Malawi)
Apart from music, what do you do for a living? Nothing at the moment
Origin of music passion: My inspiration was Coctiz, a fellow Njuchi member. Later on, started making bars and also listening to reggae as well as dance hall music. The rest is as we know it
YOUR MUSICAL BACKGROUND
First professional song: Never Leave You
First professional producer: Chycoon
First collabo; Never leave You ( Coctiz Ft. Eli)
Best producer you’ve ever worked with; Zupah
Favourite local urban artist(s) currently: Chizmo & Coctiz
Your all time local urban artist: Lawi
Favourite local TV presenter: Black Jack
Best friend musically: Chizmo & Coctiz
Favourite drink: Thobwa & cocacola
Pastime activities: Dancing and Drawing
YOUR TAKE ON 265 RAP PODIUM
L City or BTz, which city is calling the shots, musically? Both
What’s the most embarrassing moment you’ve ever encountered as an artist: a fellow local urban artist said he couldn’t be seen in the same video with a toddler, me.
The most memorable moment? My kid bro’s birthday, that day was just so divine.
What do you think needs to be done to promote urban RnB music industry in Malawi? We should stop focusing on Malawi, let us look at the bigger picture; Africa is waiting for us.
Whom would you want to have a collabo with, given a chance? Stonebwoy
Given a chance, which country would you want to perform? Nigeria
LET’S TALK SOMETHING PERSONAL
Who is your best friend musically? Chizmo & Coctiz
What pisses you most, as a person? Disrespecting my parents, especially, my Queen; mother.
Dream holiday destination: Jamaica
Dream car: BMW X6
What’s your favourite chilling spot? Kwa Chizmo
What motivates you every day you wake up? Life and more life
Exceptional talents minus singing: drawing
As an artist what do you do to be a good example to your fans? Hard work
SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
- FACEBOOK; Eli Njuchi
- TWITTER; @Eli Njuchi
- INSTAGRAM; @Eli Njuchi