Mwayi Mphande, better known by her stage name, Lady Pace, is a gifted Malawian hiphop artist. She is one of the fastest rising female rappers in Malawi. Her fusion of hip-hop, R’n’B with afro-beat has made her a household name among young people and adults alike.
Her hit singles include: Weather and #One. She has worked with Malawi’s finest artists such Piksy, Nyasa Candy and Lilia. She entered the Malawi Music top 10 chart with Sipadziko, a tribute to late Faith Chibale. Sipadziko also features other Malawi’s top songstresses, namely: Lilia and Nyasa Candy.
She is featured in Ndapondaponda, Piksy’s leaked club banger which adopts a street rap rhythm. She has worked with the UNFPA on a Lets Condomise campaign, employing her music talent as a tool of sensitization and behavior change communication.
As to how challenging it is to be one of the very few ladies in the contemporary secular music industry in the country, Lady Pace says she has to deal with those stereotypes everyday but finds solace in the support she gets from her family and adorable fans to keep going.
"My family has been very supportive and my fans help me get through and stay focused in doing what I love -which is music. There are two things I take very seriously; my education and my music," she says.
She is also pursuing an Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management at Mzuzu University trashing the misconception that lady artists in the secular or contemporary music industry are loose and unfocused.
Lady Pace features highly on the BlackFace Family debut mixtape, the Benjamins, particularly on hit singles like Money Maker & Party Anthem (Mapwando).
The songstress aspires to break international boundaries within the next two years and determined to represent Malawi at MTV African Music awards with a unique style that has made her one of Malawi’s promising talents and stars.
Lady Pace, who enlists Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Ashanti as her major influence, is currently working on her debut mixtape.