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Malawi’s Phondo Making Huge International Waves

Story Club FM

3 Jun 2023

"Blessings" caught the attention of prominent personalities in the entertainment industry.

Malawian artist Theresa Phondo has just announced the upcoming release of her highly anticipated 8th single, "Victory." This latest track, a collaboration with renowned UK R&B Gospel artist Ryan Hylton, is set to hit the airwaves on June 9th, 2023. Phondo's remarkable success on the international music scene is positioning her as a rare gem that Malawi can proudly export.


Phondo's previous single, "Blessings," marked a turning point in her career. The track featured talented Nigerian artists Sal Ly and Noël Mio, captivating a global audience of over 25,000 people on Instagram. Fans from all corners of the world embraced the song, incorporating it into their reels and creating a buzz around Phondo's unique sound.


Notably, "Blessings" caught the attention of prominent personalities in the entertainment industry. Celebrities such as Naomi Raine from Maverick City Music, Devon Franklin, Governor of The Academy, Priscilla Shirer, a renowned pastor, Tamera Mowry, an award-winning host and actor, and Lashana Lynch, known for her roles in 007, Marvel, and Woman King, have joined the growing list of celebrities showcasing the song on their social media platforms.


Since its release on November 25th, 2022, "Blessings" has made a significant impact, quickly climbing the charts. The track reached an impressive third position on the charts in Niger and secured placements in 12 charts across 10 different countries. Phondo's international recognition is a testament to her talent and the global appeal of her music.


Phondo's journey as a professional singer began in 2016 when she joined the popular Zathu Band. The group's success led to numerous accolades, including three Best Group awards at the UMP Awards and the Nyasa Music Awards.


With her upcoming single "Victory" and her growing influence on the international music scene, Phondo is proving to be a rising star worth watching. Her unique sound and captivating performances are solidifying her position as a remarkable artist who is making big waves beyond her own country's borders.

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