Otis Chilamba (born on 27 August 1983) is a Malawian reggae and dancehall entertainer who is widely known by his professional name Blasto. Blasto’s passion for music and performing arts has been brewing from a tender age-Growing up listening to reggae and dancehall icons such as Sizzla Kalonje, Capleton, Beenie man, Bob Marley, Garnet Silk and lots more whose message has travelled across borders bringing with it a piece of Jamaica and a spirit of people he can identify with as he would with his own brothers and sisters in Malawi.
Although influenced by Jamaican culture and language, Blasto is able to portray his own unique style of the genre-using phrases like “IMVA” which are common to his people in Malawi turning them into Slang and cliché for his lyrical content. Over the years Blasto has performed to thousands of crowds and shared stage with great artists from across the world like Sean Kingston, Freeway, Fantan Mojah, Busy Signal, Morgan Heritage just to name a few. Blasto’s work on the “Unexpected mix tape” released in 2012 and his debut Ep “Stronger” released in 2014 with the indie label Ziggy Blacks production has granted him access to perform at the hottest clubs, concerts and special events in Malawi, USA and South Africa. With a challenging spirit,a fiery determination and an inexhaustible energy Blasto continues to treat his fans with mind blowing performances on stage around the globe. As he known to most people as “The humble king of Dancehall in Malawi”.
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