It is true that Q Malewezi is son to former vice-president Justin Malewezi, but the master of spoken word does not take people judging him on that basis kindly.
He also refuses to be referred to by tags like mwana wa kumpanda, which he feels are derogatory.
Q speaks his mind on one the poems No Apologies which he recited at Blantyre’s M-Theatre during his People tour Friday night.
In the poem, Q seems to lament the trouble children born with a silver spoon go through as if they gain all the success easily or inherit everything from their rich parents.
He says in the poem in part: “I will not apologise for who I am/ Where I come from/My parents’ name/ What they have, what they have achieved or what they have given me.”
In the poem, he vows not to be bullied into mediocrity just because his true privilege was to be born in a family that knows what it means to dream.
He dares his critics to say what they may, but he will continue to stand and raise his glass in the spirit of celebrating and honouring his success to ever single experience which has made him.