Lilongwe, Malawi (MW)
A Christian R&B/Pop singer who has pushed his way to become a part of the music history in Malawi and probably the southern part of Africa, Onesimus is one artist who is blessed with writing and singing skills. Born Armstrong Kalua (April 29, 1991) in Blantyre, Onesimus started his career as a dancer with God Soldiers Dancing Group (G-Soldiers) and won the Sprite Dancing Competition in 2006 under the name Armstrong. After discovering he could rap in 2008, he joined a group called BBM Clique (Blessed Beyond Measure). They released a couple of famous tracks like “By My Side” and “Random Thoughts”, before he went solo to start working on an unreleased hip-hop mixtape called “Beyond Limits”. He switched from rap to singing in 2010 and a year later he released two singles namely “Beautiful” featuring Malawi’s award-winning rapper Young Kay and “Without Your Love”, which that put him in the limelight soon as they hit the airwaves and won him a record deal with the country’s top record company, Nde’feyo Entertainment. In 2012, he released a pure R&B mixtape called “BrB”, which comprised the two debut singles as well as other noteworthy songs such as “Hey Shawty” and “In Love with a DJ”.