Biriwiri are a Malawian Afro-Hip Hop duo made up of childhood friends Kabuzi (Khumbo Munthali) and Zizwa (Ken Limwame). Biriwiri started in mid 2000’s when Kabuzi and Zizwa reconnected at Chancellor Collge, University of Malawi. Signed to independent Malawian label, Nde’feyo Entertainment, their first album Chipata Chopapatiza was released in 2006 soon after they graduated. It contained hits Daily Daily, Mudzionetsetsa and Ndikumbukira Agogo, which catapulted them to the fore of the Malawian urban music scene. Their second offering, Umayitha, followed up in 2009.
Biriwiri are one of the leading and pioneering local urban acts in terms of live performances. They have performed in Germany at the Africa Music Festival in 2010. In the same year and the preceding one they were part of the roster of Malawian acts at the Lake of Stars Festival.
Biriwiri’s uniqueness comes from their style of blending modern urban beats with traditional tunes and rhythms. Influences include 2 Pac and Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, Outkast, Oliver Mtukudzi, Mafikizolo, Lucius Banda and Wambali Mkandawire. Locally the duo has collaborated with the late Stonard Lungu, Lucius Banda, Dynamike, Young Kay, Dan Lufani, Maskal, Tigris, just to mention a few.