Birth name: Salven Richie Nthala
Date of birth: 16.05.92
Origin of the name, Salvy: It is a short form of my real name ‘Salven’
Highest academic paper: I hold an ICAM Diploma
Favourite food; Nsima with roasted pork
Record label; MadHouse Ent.
Favourite colour; Black & white
Single, or taken? Taken
Life outside music: I’m a businessman, and I am also working as Finance Analyst for DSTV/gotv
YOUR MUSIC BACKGROUND
What really drove you into this industry?
- The love for music has been in me ever since I was young. I listened to much hip-hop and associated with friends who were into music. The likes of Revolver, Hypa, Jay weezy, Recka Jay,Killa Ace, and Stich Fray.
Best friend, musically: Renegade Who is also co-founder of MadHouse Ent.
First professional song: ‘I Made it’ prod by Blage, and StichFray
First professional producer: Stichfray
YOUR GENERAL VIEW ON URBAN MUSIC IN MALAWI
Best producer you’ve ever worked with? Renegade, I feel he understands the type of beats that are perfect for me, and he is able to manage the vocals nicely to my expectations.
Favourite local urban artist: Gingerbread
Favourite international urban artist: Jay z
Whom do you think is the next best thing in Malawi urban music? Waxy K.
The most embarrassing moment you’ve ever encountered as an artist: Going to the studio with so much hype only to find electricity blackout all day.
The most memorable moment in your music career:
- When I released ‘I Made it’ and had a good response from fans.
What do you think needs to be done to promote urban music industry in Malawi?
- Co-operation is important amongst artists
Who’s killing it in local urban music currently? Waxy K
Who’s your overall M-Dubz rapking? Hyphen
THE SONG WAISHOSHA
Briefly, what is it all about?
- Waishosha is a song that talks of people who talk a lot about someone doing good but has no time for them.
- In short, it’s one of those songs that basically talks of artists blowing up after a cover song and failing to make a hit song of their own afterwards.
Some sectors have labeled it as indirect beef, what’s your take on that?
It’s not a beef song. It is just one of those songs that talks of real things happening in in the game. i.e .
moni moni oimba ma cover\
munablowa dzinalo tinamva\
We have heard of artists who have done cover songs and blew up with them. After them blowing up, they seem to lack content .All they do now is translate other lyrics to vernacular or release songs that just sound all the same.
Would you sing a cover song?
- The very last thing I would do in my music career.
Any cover song, locally, that has ever impressed you?
LET’S TALK SOMETHING PERSONAL
What do you hate most as a human being?
- Being around people who want to demotivate me unless they are Constructive critics.
Do you have any strange habit?
- Yes. Always thinking im doing good even when im not.
Your dream holiday destinations
- Dubai- Burj Khalifa. The reason is simple; I want to see the tallest building in the world.
Dream car; RANGE ROVER.
- Rome was not built in a day.
- Greatness comes to those who act
ANY UNKNOWN SIMPLE FACTS ABOUT YOU?
Any other talents you have apart from rapping
- I am also a Poet
Message to 265 music die-hards
- 2018 will be the year I’m giving out the best music that will change the game;the EP that I will drop next year shall be fire.
Follow the link below and download waishosha song