Malawi’s poetic musician Phungu Joseph Nkasa seems to have not learnt from his past mistakes of singing political songs, as he has composed another chant Vote Chimunthu ahead of the DPP convention with starts in Blantyre today (Thursday).
In the run up to the 2009 general elections, Nkasa of the Mphuno Salota fame, sprung from his imminent artistic death bed with Mose Walero, in praise of former President late Bingu wa Mutharika, who he christened ‘latter day Moses’.
Two years down the line, Nkasa regretted composing the masterpiece and apologised to Malawians.
However, the musician is back, this time around urging Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to rally behind presidential aspirant Henry Chimunthu Banda.
“Tinaona nthawi ya impeachment, anthu ena anathawa kulowa mzipani zina, koma Chimunthu anaima nganganga pambuyo pa boma, mpaka bomalo linalimba,” sings Nkasa as part of the first verse.
In the slightly over 10 minutes song Nkasa, in the chorus chants:
“Anthu akumwera, mvotereni, mvotereni, mvotereni, Henry tionetse demokalase.”
He also dubs Chimunthu as a friendly person to all people including the poor. Nkasa therefore urges people to vote for Chimunthu Banda at the DPP convention.