Malawi: State broadcaster bans song for its “political message”


Francis Kalawe’s newest music video ‘Dzuka Malawi’ has been banned from showing on state broadcaster MBCtv, reported Nyasa Times.

Sources at the government-controlled tv station said producers were ordered to stop playing the video because “the message was very strong and sensitive to government”.

‘Dzuka Malawi’ came out on 19 August 205 and was first played on MBCtv on 23 August, but went off air in less than a week.

While confirming he had received communication from on the ban imposed on his video, the Lilongwe-based artist said he was disturbed as he was misinterpreted.