President Lazarus Chakwera has given a special award to Martse who died weeks ago after sustaining wounds in a house fire in Mangochi.
Chakwera was today presenting the Annual Zikomo Presidential Awards to this year’s awardees at a ceremony held at Kamuzu palace.
Chakwera recognized the late Martse for his rap music which he said equally impacted on young people and adults.
“Martse’s rap had impact on young people and the society,” the president said.
Among those awarded were Enifa Chiwaya, popularly known as Nanyoni in the Arts Industry and Dr David Mkwambisi, a lecturer at Malawi University of Science and Technology MUST.
During the burial ceremony of the late Martse, Minister Michael Usi tasked the police to deeply investigate circumstances that led to the rapper’s demise.
Police are yet to come out clear on their findings.