ARTIST OF THE WEEK
LEGENDARY STATUS IN THE OFFING
Profile by Langson Kalua Jnr
He rose to fame having ‘murdered’ Malinga Mafia’s talent laden Levels remix. Despite the song having some of the country’s finest, the then lesser known Episodz rose to the occasion. And from since then, he has never delivered a shambles. He has been delivering way beyond many people’s expectations.
Episodz’ lyrical punchlines need no introduction. His delivery is simply exquisite. No wonder most of M-Dubz followers are already labelling him as another legend in the making.
Now, here is our chance to read the book of life of this youngster of a genius.
- Birth name: William phoya
- Meaning and origin of the stage name: Every day is an episode for an artist to bring more of his art
- Date of birth: 25 December 1992
- Life outside music: Am employed
- Record label: Ghetto ghutter
- Origin of your passion in music: Back when I was secondary school, I used to listen to guys like The Daredevils, Yung Kay et al; I got motivated.
- Favorite drink: Jameson chased with redbull on the rocks
- Favourite meal: Beef burger
- Favourite hide out: Epic
- Best friend: Temwa
- Song of the moment in local urban music: Mzanga by Quest
WHO’S WHO ON YOUR LIST?
- First producer: Dj maas
- First professional song: Zama dolo izi
- First collabo: Levels remix with Malinga, Martse, Fredokiss and Malceba
- Best producer ever worked with: Ak, and chance
- Best studio: Dj sleys
- Favourite venue for live performance: Bunda was really nice to perform at
- Best television show locally: Social hub
- Most trending local urban artist locally: Freddo
- Favourite international urban music artist: Drake
- Favourite local videographer: Vj ice
- First girlfriend: Rachel Kamanga
- All time local urban music guru: Young kay
- Whackest urban music artist of all time: Chavula
- M-Dubz urban music artist to have a collabo with? : Already did, and it was Young Kay
- International urban music artist to have a collabo with? Aka
- Dream country to perform? -South Africa
- Dream holiday destination? Dubai
- Dream car? Maserati
What makes you unique?
- Lyrical skills and my ability to rap in both Chichewa, and English
New year resolutions 2019?
- Drop more music
Can one take Malawi urban music as a serious career (just like the way it is in other countries)?
- Yes they can its being developed everyday
Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?
- No not really I do not do cryptic music no subliminal messaging
Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans
- I usually talk to them on Facebook and WhatsApp when they reach out
Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?
- Yes every time I go on stage
Most memorable moment in life as an artist?
- When I got my award at nyasa music awards
Most embarrassing moment?
- When I forgot my lyrics when I was on stage
IN ONE WORD:
How do you describe yourself?
Describe Malawi urban music
- It’s being developed every day we are definitely in the right direction than it was a decade ago
Your reaction to Anatha song by Seven-0-More?
How do you rate your music?
- 7 outta 10
Artist you grew up listening to?
- Daredevils, Freddo, Young Kay, and Incyt
A song that describes your childhood?
- Don’t know any
A song you listen to when happy?
- Just let go by Chris Brown and Joyner Lucas
How will life without music be like to you?
- It would be so dry and miserable
Three things you can’t travel without?
- My phone, my ear phones, and charger
SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
- Facebook: william episodz phoya
- Twitter: Episodz mw
- Instagram: Episodz_official