Celebrities are what most people especially the young ones look up to grow into. In most cases, people get inspiration from a celebrity’s way of life, including cases to do with relationships.
However, there’s a belief that a celebrity is a person who cannot be trusted to have one lover as he is admired by a lot of ladies just because of his celebrity status.
Today, we take a look at some of Malawi’s urban music celebrities who are happily married and chose to settle with one woman regardless of their status.
1 BARRY ONE
Rapper Barry One leads the list as he is one of the settled Malawian rappers who made a decision to cling to one lady some years ago.
Barry One, real name Barry Mkolongo is a family guy married to Sipho Chirunga. The couple have two children, a boy and a girl, JJ and Chloe.
The rapper officially married Sipho in 2017. Barry is never secretive about his marriage as he always share their family moments on his social pages.
During their anniversary in 2020, Barry shared, “Happy anniversary to us. My bundle of and happiness. Love you babes.”
2 K ONE
Coming second on the list is the Blantyre based dancehall singer, K-1 from the crew FFT who were known by their single “Mzinda Wanji (Blantyre).”
K-1 real name, Prince Masinga is happily married to Susan Mlanga. The couple have two boys together. They were officially married in November, 2021, where the officiation happened at Kanjedza Assemblies of God and the reception at Robin’s Park.
3 YOUNG LOVE
Many may still remember Young Love of the “Sendera” fame. The singer’s voice has been missing for years now; maybe because got lost in love and decided not to pay attention to music. Well, Young Love, real name Mphatso Chikapa joins the list of happily married Malawian urban celebs.
In 2018, the singer got engaged to his sweetheart, Cynthia Kalipinde at Chichiri gardens in Chitawira. Later in 2019, the couple moved a step further with a white wedding that happened on 28th September at Robin’s Park in Blantyre.
Cynthia in 2020, shared a message confirming that their union is forever. “This day last year Family and friends witnessed a marvelous union. This is my partner for life, ndikuuzilenitu, ” she wrote.
Gangsters fall in love too and GD is a living proof. The rapper, real name Graiton Pasanje is hundred percent settled with his long time fiancée Grace Chilambe. Unlike others, the couple opted for a private wedding during their big day in June, 2017.
“My wife and I are very private people and frugal too so we knew that a big and lavish wedding will make us very uncomfortable, which is the opposite of what a wedding day should be so we decided to go for something that would make us happy, a simple private and intimate ceremony,” he told the times publication during an interview in 2017.
A selected number of artists attended the private wedding. The list included, Hyphen, Barry One, Fredokiss, Young Love, Big Lu and his brother Marcus.
Graiton and Grace have boy together, Darren who is between 6 and 7 years now.
Joining GD on the list as Gangsters (Gambas) who finally decided to settle is self-acclaimed King of the Ghetto Phyzix. Phyzix got married 6 years ago to TV Personality Ruth Kulaisi who also won K10 million in the Airtel Trace Music Star, a week just after the wedding.
The celebrity couple shares a kid, Allyssa Grace Chikoleka who was born a year after their glittering wedding at SANA Food Court (SANA Complex) in Lilongwe.
One of the artists who went missing in the music scene probably because of love…lol (or maybe school) is Diktator. The rapper disappeared after dropping a few hits like Yanga Ija, Chilibe Season, Zokhumba, just to mention a few.
Later, news surfaced that he was married to his longtime lover, Rejoice Chaponda. Diktator, real name Dickson Shumba is one of the few urban artists who were the earliest to marry. The couple, Dickson and Rejoice have two baby girls together, Moriah and Mikayla a Shumba.
Some years ago Blaze decided to settle down with his long-time lover from Primary School, Tina Saikonde. The two kept it low-key as they did not officially hold a white wedding ceremony just like several others on the list. Blaze, real name Blessings Gwengwe and Tina are blessed with two handsome boys, Mdalisto and his younger brother Zisomo.
8 DAN LU
After an unsuccessful marriages with two of his Ex-wives including Emmie Kankhweche whom he also has a child with, celebrated afro-pop star Dan Lu moved on to settle with Katerina Nzima.
The “Akumva Pain” hit maker proposed marriage to Katerina in 2018 on his birthday. “My baby thought she was surprising me with a birthday party I ended up surprising her with a proposal and she said YES, ” singer posted on Facebook.
The two seem to be living a happy and sharing life. In January, 2020 the singer spoiled his lover with a luxurious BMW on her birthday. “You’re such a beautiful woman, humble soul! You deserve the best of everything,” reads part of the caption which accompanied the image of Katerina as she admires the new car.
9 KELL KAY
Following a surprise marriage proposal during his show at BICC in 2019, singer Kell Kay moved further steps to an official wedding ceremony with his lover Tamanda Kandoje. The colorful wedding ceremony happened in 2021 during which other musicians joined in attendance.
Kelly and his wife Tammy are parents to two children, Ryan (boy) and another little girl. The couple’s wedding in 2021 was labelled as the wedding of the year over the attention it received.
On 06th December, the couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary with both of them sharing heartwarming messages to each other on social media
In 2018, Gwamba made headlines after he proposed to his long-time partner Kondi in grand style as he arrived in a helicopter.
In the same year, the couple walked down the aisle for a lavish nuptials at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC).
Commenting on the move to wed, Gwamba said, “Personally, i accept how complex romantic love can be but i have decided to give it a go, not only because i believe in have found i was meant to be with, but because i have accepted the soul-strecthing, pattern-breaking opportunities that (terrifying) are made possible by intimacy.”
According too reports, Gwamba met Kondi at Prophet Bushiri’s Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG). The two are parents to two boys.