Ray Phiri, after a trip in South Africa, felt so proud that he belonged to that country after all that love and safety out there.

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Ray Phiri, after a trip in South Africa, felt so proud that he belonged to that country after all that love and safety out there.

South Africa has one of the very best GDPs within the African continent and therefore the most democratic constitution within the world, it’s no surprise that some African brothers and sisters call Mzansi their second home.
Ray Phiri, after a trip in South Africa, felt so proud that he belonged to that country after all that love and safety out there.

Many celebrities, whom we’ve come to understand and love are based in South Africa but still hold their citizenship with their home country, there are better chances of succeeding in Mzansi in comparison to the opposite African States.

Here may be a list of some awesome Malawian South Africans.

Gemini Major

One of South African hip-hop’s best producers, is originally from Malawi, with a production list that reads like an album tracklist, Malawian-born Gemini Major may be a superstar within the game. Having created dope beats for the likes of Mzansi stars like Riky Rick, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, K.O, Da L.E.S, arguably the most important names in South African hip-hop. His distinct trap beats, unique Afropop, and Afrobeats have produced a number of the foremost memorable mega-hits in South Africa, even working with the likes of Mafikizolo and Amanda Black. He has co-produced songs with other producers like Tshego, Nasty C, Tweezy, and K.O. as an example, he was highly involved in the production of K.O’s PTY Unltd and Tshego’s Pink Panther albums which both came to call in 2019.

Karim Lumumba who tragically perished with Zimbabwean socialite Genius Ginimbi this past Sunday during a car crash was friends with this talented producer.

“Woke up hearing Ginimbi passed, only to seek out out one among my homies also died within the crash, Rest easy Karim”

Ray Phiri

Chikara Enock “Raymond” Phiri was born in rural Mpumalanga in 1947, the son of South African musician “Just Now” Phiri. His mother was Malawian. He was honored with the Order of Ikhamanga award in silver which is granted by the Presidents of South Africa for achievements in arts, culture, literature, music, journalism, and sports. Ray Phiri’s hit record Zwakala has been sampled by many local artists. The song was even the most theme song for the local drama series Zone 14. Rapper, Young Nationz also sampled the song in his 2007 single, Zwakala Emzansi. Ray Phiri also featured within the video also.
Ray Phiri, after a trip in South Africa, felt so proud that he belonged to that country after all that love and safety out there.
Ray Phiri features a daughter by the name of Nonku Phiri who is fairly known within the local hip-hop community, Nonku isn’t only a rapper but a dressmaker also. In recent interviews with Channel 24, Ray Phiri expressed how proud he was of his daughter’s achievement and the way her talents scared him.

“I am very pleased with her work … I’m even scared to observe her videos on YouTube – I see her and need I could do this. I cry once I see her work – tears of celebration – she’s crazy that one. a bit like her daddy.”