Chmba Ellen Chilemba is a Music Producer, DJ and Activist. She is the Founder of Tiwale, a community center in Malawi supporting girls/women and nonbinary folks through art, education and economic opportunities. Chmba started Tiwale at 17 years-old to help end the vicious cycle of child marriage in Malawi. Tiwale has since directly supported 313 women and girls and reached 20,000+ youth in campaigns. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic Tiwale has distributed 26000+ masks made at their community center prioritizing low-income critical workers, educators and students.
In her music, Chmba blends a fusion of afro sounds, future beats, electronic and house grooves. She is dedicated to building spaces that allow women and other marginalized identities into the music industry. She her just released an EP album, Mtima Rising.
Chmba has been named a Forbes’ Africa 30 Under 30, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeeper, Glamour Magazine’s College Woman of the Year, Global Changemaker, Ashoka Future Forward Winner, Global Citizen Youth Advocate, One Young World Ambassador, Commonwealth Awardee for Excellence in Development and a University of the Pacific Powell Emerging Leader.