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Monday, January 19, 2009

Malawi Musician Tay Grin Sings About the Dead

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Tay Grin,the 2008 Malawi Musician of the Year (2008 Malawi Web Awards Winner) has been recognized by many as one of the best musicians on the present Malawian music scene. Tay Grin(real name Limbani Kalilani) has worked with renowned Malawian musicians Tapps (Tapiwa) Bandawe, Andrew Kwizombe, Tha Gosple, Dan Lufani and Sally Nyundo. The song, Nyau Music is a fusion of hip hop and traditional Malawian music. Nyau is a Malawian(Chichewa) tradition and religion that bases its beliefs on the fact that the dead are still alive. Nyau Music borrows its chorus from the famous soundtrack of the 1990s cult Tv series Shaka Zulu, the South African powerful and fearless leader of the 16th Century.
The Malawi Music video
Nyau Music Live by Tay Grin:

Tay Grin was nominated for the prestigious Channel O Spirit of Africa Music Awards under the categories; "Best Male Artist from Africa" and his hit single "Stand Up" was nominated for the "Best South African Video" and "Best Hip Hop Video" Tay Grin urges all Malawians from cities and towns like Lilongwe, Blantyre, Ntcheu, Mponela, Kasungu and Dedza to stand up and dance. Sally Nyundo and Andrew Kwizombe(FM 101 Dj), both Malawian musicians based in Blantyre appear in the video.
Watch the video Stand Up by Tay Grin:

The 2008 Malawi Web Award Winner in the musician category, Tay Grin aka Limbani Kalilani, cousin to Real Element's Jerome David Kalilani(Stix), also sings in vernecular languages like chichewa in songs from his succesful album "Split Screen"An example is the song Ndabwera:


Anonymous said...

Tay Grin does not know real hip hop. Chilombo cha ku 25 is the best there is. Choyenda popanda nsapato

Anonymous said...

Grin is the best check the one he has featured brick and lace. Grin is massive.

Ephraim kasambwe said...

Rapperz lyk jb&the devilz can hate all day but grinz still gone be on tp

Abel Manda said...

All grin haterz the best u can do is bak off!i dont like zinyau but grin as an artist....Umatha aise.i think most of them haterz dont like the fact dat grin's got moolar.mumangofuna oyimba apamalawi azikhala osauka basi.......Grin yo gud man,i feel U,like Theo too and why not Young Kay,put us on the Map dudes!!!

Anonymous said...

yo grin alibo ths yr dan ever! i lyk da fact he z collaboratin with othr young artist lyk dj sonye, mafunyeta and otha wel knwn artist lyk physiks,young kay...datz a vry gud move 4 hm az artist!! kip it blazin!!

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Anonymous said...

tygrin z da best hip hop singer in Nyasaland, his music z mwaah.