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Chikondi lyrics (with English translation)

CHIKONDI LYRICS Verse 1 Mukandiwona ine ndilinkulakwitsa (If you see me in error) Mundikonze mwa chikondi (Correct me with love) Kusiyana ndikuti mukawuze wina (Instead of going to tell someone else) Mundiphela chikoka changa (You will kill my influence) Tikamuwona mbale, mlongo, alinkulakwitsa (If we see a brother, sister, in error) Timukonze mwa chikondi (Let’s […]

2018: Yearly Round-up

If you asked me to describe 2018 in the shortest way possible, I would say it was slow, but it went by so fast. Do I even make sense? Anyway, here’s a round-up of all things 2018. Top 5 places I visited: One January morning, mom woke me up to drive her to Jokala because […]

My path as a Message Believer

I’ve thought about writing on this topic for a while – actually, years – and I’ve fought it for so long. This is because this is something very personal and I worried that some people may misunderstand me or call me a fanatic… ongozitengela or okokomeza. But I am finally writing about this simply because […]

Leadership

I wrote a thread on leadership on Twitter some weeks back, and it got the attention that I wasn’t expecting. Several people said it was insightful, so I thought of sharing it here. So a friend of mine and I were talking and we happened to get into the topic of some harmful leadership habits. […]

Kachere Kastle

If there’s an area that’s dear to my heart, it’s Northern Malawi. Nkhata-Bay was my home for a good four years because it’s where I went for boarding school, and I have always felt there’s a lot of hidden gems I am yet to visit in the North. On our way back home from my […]

Missing the Silver Lining

When we moved back to Malawi some years past, I remember my parents telling us we were going to be living in the house they had been building. We were excited to move into our own home, something we had looked forward to for years… until I remembered that the house wasn’t done. The house […]

Tailored to Perfection

tailor-made adj. 1 (of clothes) made by a tailor for a particular customer. 2 made or adapted for a particular purpose or person. The other day, I went to the Bend-Down Boutique kozipepesa for some retail therapy, and as I was about to finish kusankha my shopping, I noticed skirt yapa hang’ala sold on hangers […]

Catcalling is NOT a compliment

When I was still a student at Chancellor College, my hostel then was in Chikanda. Behind our hostel was a shop where guys (mostly Chancellor College students) usually met to socialize; sometimes smoke and drink cheap booze. When the guys sat there, I was terrified of going anywhere near the shop. They would stare. I […]

Of Elephant Poaching and the Importance of Local Consultation

I recently watched a documentary which looked into elephant poaching in Mozambique, and how the illegal trading of ivory is likely to make elephants extinct if no sustainable intervention is found in five years. It was sad, to say the least. The presenter/researcher/prober of the show (from a first world country) went around, trying to […]

25: I Am Still Learning

The weeks leading up to my 25th year were the hardest for me. It was like someone had just dropped a tonne of bricks (lol) on me. I started to feel really old, and anxiety kicked in. This time, it wasn’t necessarily “what have you even achieved, Fai?” but, “wow, time is going by so […]