ARTIST OF THE WEEK
Ka-Sir-Blanca; another of the youthful dancehall artists that have made things happen this year. Him and Award winning dancehall general, Malinga Mafia are the brains behind Archaida Universe, an Empire of Up and Coming Dancehall youngsters. Based in Lilongwe, Ka-Sir-Blanca is becoming a force to reckon with in the country’s dancehall universe.
Apart from being known as Ka-Sir-Blanca, the youthful icon is also known by his other stage name, Charge. What do these names mean? What are the origins?
Now is the time for us to dig deeper into the life of this dancehall star, Ka-Sir-Blanca.
Birth Name in full: MUSHER JORAM CHIRWA
Origin of the names, Ka Sir Blanca, and Charge?
- Got the name Blanca from my childhood favorite video game, Street Fighter. The character, Carlos Blanca was my favourite player back then. I then named myself Sir as an honor to My art.
- Chargie is a Jamaican name referring to friend…Malinga Mafia frequently addressed me with that term.
Date of birth; 27 November 1995
Highest academic paper; Advanced Diploma ICT,(DID CISCO)
Favourite food; RICE +Veggies, plus fish
Record label; CITY LIGHTS ENTERTAIMMENT
Favourite colour; Black
Single, or taken? Complicated
Apart from music, what do you do for a living?
- I’ve quit my employment so I can get back to class and finish my studies. I want to get a bachelor’s degree.
What really drove you into this industry?
- My elder brother was so much into dancehall. My interest in the genre grew, the more I hanged out with him.
WHO’S WHO ON YOUR 265 URBAN MUSIC LIST.
Best friends, musically;
- MALINGA MAFIA, and KAY STEVE
First professional song?
- Jail Life (2013)
First professional producer?
Best producer ever worked with?
Favourite local dancehall icon
Favourite international dancehall artist?
Favourite local TV presenter?
- LUNA (ZBS TV)
Favourite local TV channel
Favourite local videographer
Favourite local Music video
- Civil War Riddim Meddley
YOUR TAKE ON 265 URBAN MUSIC PODIUM
L City or BTz, which city is calling the shots, musically?
From your observation, who’s ruling the 265-dancehall music industry currently?
- Award Winning Malinga Mafia
The most embarrassing moment you’ve ever encountered as an artist
- The early stages of my career were nightmares; I was highly underrated.
How do you relate the music of today and music of our parents back then?
- Same things just coming from different generations with different outputs
What do you think needs to be done to promote urban music industry in Malawi?
- We should be having music schools so artists can perfect their skills there.
YOUR LIFE AGAINST OTHER ARTISTS, and YOUR MUSIC IN GENERAL
How would you describe the following people in one word each?
- Malinga Mafia; LEADER
- Maddy P; ARTIST
- Blasto; HARDWORKIN
Which of all your collabos do you cherish the most?
- Archaida Anthem part 1
- Golliath remix
- Wadula chain
- Shatapu ft Lomuthi
Any two artists you would want to have a collabo with?
- BLASTO, and PURPLE C
Which local urban dancehall hit is currently standing out this year?
- Everythin Nice
SPECIAL: Describe the genesis of Archaida Universe, what you have achieved and where it is now?
- Malinga (Mafia) brought an idea of making a team whereby we could be giving chances to up and coming talents to showcase their skills. So far, I would say, it’s a success.
- All artists we signed in the team are strong and carry huge fan bases on their own. That aside, being recognized as one of the best dancehall camps in Malawi is more than an achievement. All these are coming in just a few years since the birth of Archaida.
LET’S TALK SOMETHING PERSONAL
How would you describe yourself?
- Humble, and hardworking.
Assuming you are getting married, who would be your best man?
- Kay Steve
What pisses you most, as a person?
- Offering me alcohol beverages.
What’s your dream holiday destination?
- Kingston, Jamaica
Assuming you pass on today, whom would you want to lay the first wreath on your tombstone?
- Lady Saw
Favorite chilling spot in Lilongwe:
- I’m not a fan of chilling spots
What motivates you every day you wake up?
- My family
Any other talents you have apart from doing Music?
- I’m a soccer player as well
Any hidden issues about you that people don’t know but you think may be interested to know?
- I’m a strict catholic
ANY MESSAGE TO 265 DIE-HARDS (YOUR FANS)?
- They should expect more fireworks before the 2017, ends. And I do cherish having them; they are my family!
Compiled by Kedson Ngwira