ARTIST OF THE WEEK
THE FUTURE LEGENDARY STAR
By Langson Kalua Junior
Macelba. This is the brand that needs no further pages to describe its vibrancy. Macelba is amongst the new school rappers who have, rather, who are leaving an indelible link on the M-Dubz urban music books.
Not only is he lyrically mature, but also he is one of the few new school rappers whose story-telling songs move many a listener.
He is one of the type who rarely utter nonsense, but when behind the booth, his voice spits venom. He is one hell of a lyrical monster.
Wanna know who Macelba is? Stay put!
- Birth name: Cmart Banda
- Meaning and origin of the stage name, Macelba: It’s a short form of my real name ( MAzaka Cmart Elson BAnda)
- Date of birth: 8th April 1991
- Life outside music: Music is my business.
- Record Label: unattached
- Origin of your passion in music? Always been part of me, grew up playing drums for the church praise team
- Favorite drink: Cherry plum
- Favourite meal: Nsima plus local chicken and beans
- Favourite hide out: My house
- Song of the moment in local urban music: None
WHO’S WHO ON YOUR LIST?
- Best friend: none, just close friends
- First producer: KC
- First professional song: Chosadziwa
- First collabo: Moving with time with 25 all stars
- Best producer(s) ever worked with dj sley n janta
- Best studio: SU records
- Favourite international urban musician: Lecrae
- Favourite local videographer : None
- All time local urban music guru(s): The Basement
- Whackest urban music artist of all time: I don’t really listen to whack music, I wouldn’t know
Which local Malawian artist would you want to have a collabo with?
- Wanted to do song with Lulu but then he featured me on his song so yeah
Which international artist would you want to have a collabo with?
- M.I Abaga
Dream country to perform?
- USA but on a larger platform
Dream holiday destination
- BMW7series 2019
What makes you unique?
- Consistency, content, low key
Most memorable moment in life as an artist?- When I’d I won Song of the year (Apse Mtima)
Most embarrassing moment?- None so far
In one word:
- How do you describe yourself? – Dedicated
- Describe Malawi urban music– Maturing
- Artist you grew up listening to? Vic Marley
- A song you listen to when happy?- Skankin sweet by Chronixx
- How will life without music be like to you?-boring
- Three things you can’t travel without?- Wallet, phone, headsets
SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Facebook: Macelba Marley