Who was EVISON MATAFALE?
Evison Matafale born 20 November 1969, Died on 27 November 2001 was a Malawian Rastafarian whose music rose to popularity in Malawi.
He was the founder and leader of the reggae band popularly known as Black Missionaries. Matafale rose to fame and became one of Malawi’s favourite musicians by 2000 through the release of his debut album, Kuimba 1, in 1999 with Wailing Brothers Band.
Matafale was known as “THE PROPHET” in Malawi and was seen as an elder amongst the community of Malawian Rastafarians. In whose most of his song lyrics are today being testified happening in real life situations.
He (Matafale) later disappeared from the public scene as he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and was eventually forced to cut his dreadlocks in order to get medical treatment.
He died at the age of 32 in police custody in 2001, a development which was believed by most Malawians as a suspicious activity by the UDF regime under the former President Bakili Muluzi.
He was known for his two albums Kuyimba 1 (1999) and Kuyimba 2 (2001) when he died. in which Most of the Songs, still hits Malawi market badly nowadays.
Evison Matafale founded and led the reggae band based in his home town of Chileka. He was later succeeded By Anjiru Fumulani, Musamude Fumulani, Chizondi Fumulani, Anthony Makondetsa, Among others.
Each and every year, millions of people gather in Chileka in Memory of Evison Matafale a rock down with cries upon dances of people who believes, ONE DAY, YES! ONE DAY. JUSTICE Shall discern from HEAVEN.
Yes our souls will never rest until the rest of Evison will rest.
The legend lives on. Komabe, Kodi Oweruzawo – adikira oweruza?
MAY EVISON MATAFALE REST IN GLORY