Creative Hustles: Breaking the Mould through Music - Lilongwe

Creative Nestlings & British Council Malawi present Creative Hustles: Breaking the mould through music -Lilongwe

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Creative Hustles: Breaking the Mould through Music in Malawi.

As part of the ongoing Creative Hustles Southern Africa series; Creative Nestlings & British Council Malawi present Creative Hustles: Breaking the Mould with Music in Lilongwe.

Join us for a conversation on how young African creatives in the UK and Malawi are breaking the mould through their music & performances. The discussion will be centered around how musicians and producers - currently and in the future could -

Present their work physically and digitally in order to better interact with their audiences in their local and global contexts. 
Social messaging and the role artists have in driving change through their music.

The #CreativeHustles event is open to all creatives from all walks of life who are interested in performance art as a tool for expression.




GAIKA isn’t the type to be boxed in. Since Machine — his self-released debut mixtape — appeared online in November 2015, critics have struggled to stick a tidy name onto his music and art. His darkly magnetic sound evolved on follow–up mixtape Security, released via Mixpak Records in March 2016, then switched tack on SPAGHETTO, the emotive EP that saw him sign to Warp Records in October 2016.


Kimberley Kaunda, who goes by the name KIM, is one of Malawi’s female creative artists who developed her love for singing and songwriting around the age of 10. She currently resides in Malawi and released her first album entitled Freedom in 2015, and her latest 2016 album titled The Revolution.



Qabaniso Malewezi (born 1979) better known as ‘Q’ grew up in the capital city of Malawi, Lilongwe. With a passion for the arts, he studied performing arts at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) in the United Kingdom. Despite the accumulated expertise in music, Q found his voice in poetry. Q has published two poetry anthologies and is an active member of the Living Room Poetry Club in Lilongwe.


Hosted by dillion s. phiri of Creative Nestlings.



  • Date: Tuesday, 12 February 2018
  • Time: 1:30pm – 4:0pm
  • Venue: 1Five Entertainment, Area 15, Lilongwe
  • Attendance is free for the HUSTLE but please RSVP on the form.
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This #CreativeHustles in Johannesburg is a partnership with British Council Connect ZA.

About Creative Hustles

Creative Hustles are a platform for young creatives to engage with more established industry, creative and emerging professionals and professionals from different disciplines. Creative Hustles are typically (but are not limited to) informal panel discussions where creative professionals are invited to share their stories about their journey so far.  

For more information on the hustle contact: 

Dillion S. Phiri

+2778 020 9936


February 12, 2018

1Five Entertainment, Area 15, Lilongwe