The Zathu band after shooting the finale scene


By Our Contributor.

After releasing the smash hit, Zimatere Zimatere, the energetic Zathu Band is releasing another inspirational music video, Sitigonja this Monday the 24th of July 2017.

The narrative music video follows the lives of six youths who make up Zathu Band as they overcome various challenges in their quest to have a unique photoshoot. The video showcases how unity and out-casting stereo-types could be a key to a developed society, Malawi inclusive.

The characters in the video are part of both the Zathu Band, and a radio drama series under Zathu PaWailesi Radio magazine programme which is aired on Saturday on MBC2 at 5pm, and on Sunday on Zodiak at 1:30pm. The characters are, Annetti [The Survivor], T-Reel [The Arrogant One], Mphatso [The Strong One], JP [The Sensitive One], Xander [The Good Guy] and Chikondi [The Dreamer].

This anticipated music video is to be released via various local entertainment channels, Entertainment Malawi inclusive. It can also be downloaded for free, alongside all other Zathu content, at

The Zathu band rehearsals

Zathu Band is a brain child of Zathu, a Malawian youth brand launched in April 2017. The band’s crafty fusion of traditional and urban melodies, accompanied with the up-beat instrumentation have given Malawi music a unique touch.

Apart from the radio programme and the band, Zathu Brand also works with various renowned local urban artists. As one of these artists, Faith Mussa testifies, Zathu is making wonders in the lives of Malawian youths. He says he has hope, Sitigonja is going to change the lives of many of these youths.

“As a young person who grew up in Malawi I felt the restrictions placed on boys and girls that result from societal expectations. Working on Sitigonja allowed me to explore this issues, to show how boys and girls can achieve more should they not be pushed down particular paths. I think many young people here have gone through the same, and I hope they will feel liberated by this song,” he testifies.

According to information on its website,, Zathu was built on the foundation of bringing Malawian youths together irrespective of their sex so as to be equal partners in decision making on issues affecting them.

The Zathu band chilling during a break in filming

And Zathu PaWailesi radio magazine programme is hosted by Lily Banda, and DJ Goxy. Apart from Zathu Band’s music and hit drama, the show also has music from other leading Malawian and international artists; the chance for audiences to be heard in the feature ‘Timve Kwa Inu’; and advice from Zathu’s Gogo, who answers young people’s questions on topics from puberty to friendship. Young people can SMS Gogo questions on 0888353535 or 0999353535.

We will keep you updated when the music video is released.




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