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By Yona Gondwe
Veteran poet, Joseph Madzedze known for his mouth cracking Chichewa poems such as “Mayeso aku usilikali”, and “Achikabudula amuna anga” is set to release a 22 poem compilation dubbed “Nyengo za Madando” and also a 17 poem DVD “Mayeso aku Usilikali” on the 11th of August this year.
The veteran, who has been there in the Chichewa poetry arena for ages, says he has compiled some of his finest so as to entertain and educate his fans.
“I’ve just selected best 17 poems from my five CDs and come up with 17 poetry videos and make it a DVD entitled ” MAYESO AKU USILIKALI” and Malawians should expect nothing short of fireworks in these collections,” he promises.
As for the audio compilation, Madzedze says “NYENGO ZA MADANDO” is all about problems this world is facing and the content in this album is aiming at giving hope to people not to despair and that God is in control.
“We’re in the trying moments. It appears human kind has no clue on how to solve the challenges currently rocking Mother Earth. So overall, the album is acknowledging that only God can bail us out,” he suggested.
During the launch, which is to be showcased at Blantyre Cultural Centre, fans have the chance of dining and wining with some of the country’s finest in this genre; the likes of Sylvester Kalizang’oma, Mada Nyambo, Elizer Mponya , Atcheya, Raphael Sitima, Hudson Chamasowa, and Padiwa Kasho among others.
Meanwhile, the poet thanked various stakeholders that are supporting this otherwise neglected industry.
“I am happy that some individuals and companies are supporting poetry. I am talking of BMK Spice Traders, Ayurveda Herbal, Cartoon Media Pro, Gorm Business Centre, Big O Shopping Centre in Blantyre, Fresh Mart in Lilongwe and others that have come forward to support us, poets. That’s the way to go!” He appreciates.