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Introducing 14 year old rapper Pesty C

Kriss Kross is arguably the first youngest duo to hit reach superstardom and pave way for kids in mainstream rap industry.

In 2000s, teenagers like Lil Bow Wow and Lil Romeo emerged and became dominant forces, selling millions of albums, touring the world and winning awards.

Before Pesty C, Malawi never had a child Hip Hop star.

Who is Pesty C?

Born Peace Dickson, Pesty C is a 14 year old rapper hailing from Manase in Blantyre.

“I gave myself Pesty C because I am a big Nasty C fan. I love listening to Nasty C,” he admitted.

Born on 23 December, 2006, Pesty C started music in 2013.

At the age of 14, he has 30 songs including the recently released hit single “Hustle” produced by Dare Devilz.

“I have so many songs. I am going to drop an EP but not now. We want to focus on pushing the new “Hustle” single,” he said.

“Hustle” was premiered a few weeks ago on MBC Radio 2’s Made on Monday with Joy Nathu.

Other songs are “Tizalowa Tonse” and “Ex UsandiBhowe” featuring Tay Grin.

Besides Tay-Grin, Pesty C has also collaborated with Piksy, DJ Nathan Tunes, Leo-B, Grinade, K-wizz and Jay-Done.

He has worked with producers such as Dare Devilz, Ace, Gusto, Runbwoy, Steve Spesho and Daff.

He likes listening to Gwamba, but he wants to become like Episodz.

Pesty C is currently studying at Manyowe Primary School in Standard 7.

Quizzed if music doesn’t interfere with school, he said, “I manage my time. I know when to study and I do music in my leisure time.”

Pesty C was quick to urge fellow kids to work hard and focus on their goals.


Harold Kapindu

Harold Kapindu is an award winning online arts and entertainment journalist based in Lilongwe, Malawi. He has previously worked with Malawi News Agency and Timveni Child and Youth Organization. Contact

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