Eliza James

Eliza James


Genre : Dancehall
City : Lilongwe
Country : Malawi






Biography
Eliza James’ family were originally from Nkhoma. Eliza was born in Lilongwe (Bwaila Hospital) in 1996 whilst her mother and father were living in Chinsapo. Her father died when she was 2½ years old, creating financial difficulties for the family. Her mother briefly returned to Nkhoma but then returned again to Chinsapo to find work selling clothes. Eliza’s mother could not afford to keep her in school during her teens, but Eliza invested her time in singing and dancing. From 13 years old Eliza started singing in Area 25 for groups of people sat outside on simple wooden benches. It was at these parties that she got her nick-name ‘bum-shorts’. At fifteen she left her home in Chinsapo and went to live in Area 25. There she had various jobs, including selling charcoal, selling clothes, and starting a small street restaurant, using some of her income to help support her family and her brother and sister’s education. She attended Soul Saver’s church and early on befriended ‘Black Bonya’ in Area 25 who was starting to record and produce music. Black Bonya later became, and still is, Eliza’s music recorder and producer. Eliza says that what she wants from life is to love God and to help other people; including making people happy with her music and through dance. She still loves dancing and singing, has great respect for her sweet mother and her step father, and for her husband. She enjoys swimming in lake Malawi, going to local bars around Lilongwe, and spending time with people and outside with nature. Eliza’s first recorded song was ‘Bum Shorts’ in 2016, and she became more active again in recording throughout 2020 and 2021, releasing the album ‘Ghetto’ named after the title track, which has gained popularity in the bars around Bwandeiro (Area 47). Chigole Go Go has received airplay on Galaxy FM.



Discography


Open My Heart
# of songs : 1
Genre : Reggae
Year : 2022
Type : Single
Country : MW
Mwayi
# of songs : 1
Genre : Gospel
Year : 2022
Type : Single
Country : MW
Nyengo Zimasintha
# of songs : 1
Genre : Gospel
Year : 2021
Type : Single
Country : MW
Mfumu Ya Mafumu
# of songs : 1
Genre : Gospel
Year : 2021
Type : Single
Country : MW
Ndifile Malawi
# of songs : 1
Genre : Reggae
Year : 2021
Type : Single
Country : MW
Bum Shots
# of songs : 1
Genre : Dancehall
Year : 2021
Type : Single
Country : MW
Chigole Go Go
# of songs : 1
Genre : Afro-Dancehall
Year : 2021
Type : Single
Country : MW
Undi
# of songs : 1
Genre : Fusion
Year : 2021
Type : Single
Country : MW
Ghetto
# of songs : 1
Genre : Dancehall
Year : 2021
Type : Single
Country : MW