Mafunyeta was described as Malawi’s dancehall king. He came on to the music Malawian music scene with his own style that has captivated many young people in Malawi. Mafunyeta grew using desks and tins as instruments and was influenced by Matafale and Rich Spice.
Mafunyeta rose to stardom by winning talent competitions, and released his album Ndimakondwa despite his music being banned by the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation. He was backed by his band Runtings.