Good people, latest pictures shared by Dan Lu call for a second look: How romantic!
They show the Sweet Banana musician and his pregnant wife Emmie Kankweche publicly parading themselves as parents in waiting.
Some find it a taboo for the couple to expose a piece of the baby bulge.
But these are not some grandparents tucked in a remote village.
They are youthful music celebrities taking their romance to a new level.
It is not the first time a celebrity couple is flaunting a baby bump.
Remember Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and other socialites.
Dan Lu was so gracious to share the big news without an auction.
Elsewhere, the couple could have been paid for this, with tabloids, magazines and television stations scrambling for the exclusive rights to break the news. Afterwards, the media hawks would be back clamouring to be the first to announce the birth of their firstborn.
Music is show business. If you have the vibe, sell it.
In showbiz, the maths is quite simple really—the name is the goldmine.
Now some thankless Malawians want awards for scorning two celebrities at ease.
They say the photographs are against Malawian culture.
It is absolutely senseless how Malawians use their misconstrued culture to silence different viewpoints.
Culture is not a monster barking or roaring to stop people from doing things their ancestors never got to do.
It is just a way of life—and it includes the way we live today and tomorrow.
Actually, pregnancies are no longer seen the same way as when our sires made us believe the holy lie that babies are on sale at the nearest clinic.
The only ancient cultural ceiling that the Lufanis have shattered is the misperception that a pregnancy is something a woman should be ashamed of.
The musicians are legally married and how they celebrate their special outcomes is their business.
Dan Lu could be just a man unlike many in our cultural cage. He proudly gets close to the unborn and gives his partner a hand as they wait for their first fruit.
In the picture, he seemingly assures her: “I will stick by you because I am part of this.”
This is something to smile about.
Except ours is a country where some men think they deserve awards for making their pregnant wives smile.
The so-called ‘male involvement in safe motherhood’ is not supposed to be news anyway.
It is the way things are supposed to be.
Every pregnancy is a sign that it takes two to tango.
Why should men expect oscars and grammys for playing their rightful roles?
The harsh reaction to men who happily associate with their pregnant darlings has gone crazy to the extent that clinics have made it a norm for couples that present themselves late for pre-birth checkups to get assistance earlier than punctual singles.
This is not supposed to be this way.
Every man is supposed to show beyond a doubt that motherhood is not for women alone because it is good, not expecting favours.
Bravo Dan Lu for showing your Emmie the glitzy companionship that eludes many women.
Let wagging tongues wag.
Things that celebrities do hardly go unnoticed.
This is why UNFPA has hit rapper Gwamba as a goodwill ambassador for safeguarding adolescents from teen pregnancies and child marriages.
But Dan Lu’s unique photo shoot is just the beginning of a journey that takes almost nine months.
If he stands by his wife all the way, come sorrow or smiles, some safe motherhood campaigners will not be wrong to turn to him as an exemplar of true male involvement. n