Since the tender age of 7, Chmba has been tearing apart family cassettes to create the funkiest fusions of afro sounds, future beats, and house grooves. Proud and unafraid, Chmba draws from her roots acknowledging a pan-African sense of sonic motherhood centering her home, Malawi.
Her signature sound is Afro-electronic, indie, and house alternative sounds amid time-traveling synths, fiery strings, and African percussive rhythms.
Her infectious talent has caught the attention of the Queen of Pop, Madonna who has had Chmba to play her A-list celebrity parties including the Oscars’ The Party in Beverly Hills, California.
Named College Woman of the Year by Glamour Magazine, Chmba has rocked impressive stages including the World Economic Forum in Davos, BBC Radio 6, Tumbler Select Playlist, and opening sets for Grammy-winning artists like Angelique Kidjo, Nile Rodgers, Metro Boomin, and Laura Mvula.
Chmba is not just a talented artist - she is also a dedicated activist and founder of Tiwale, a community center in Malawi supporting women and gender minorities through art, and educational opportunities. With a list of accolades that includes Forbes' Africa 30 Under 30, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeeper, and Global Citizen Youth Advocate, Chmba is a true trailblazer and a force to be reckoned with.
Chmba's new EP, Okongola Caucus is a powerful reflection of the future of sound sparking a range of emotions from love to joy to outright swaggy.