Welcome to the #LifeUnbound Blog

Austin Madinga blogs about the beauty and awesomeness of Malawi, the land of the lake of stars, the African continent and her diverse people.

Blues of the Malawian tenant

Blues of the Malawian tenant

The other day I received a letter from my estate agents that my rentals were going to be raised by 20%, an annual increase applied to all rentals regardless of whether it is necessary to do so or not. I...

Malawi calling fashion police!

Malawi calling fashion police!

I must admit am not the most fashionable person around town but nevertheless I try. I have seen fashion rules being broken around me left, right and centre but I guess without such offenders, life would be dull. However, I...

RIP Musamude Fumulani

RIP Musamude Fumulani

Death has robbed yet again us of a talented and entertaining musician, Musamude Fumulani. The band leader of Black Missionaries succumbed to TB yesterday in Blantyre. Rest in peace homeboy.

Silver fans, how dare you?

Silver fans, how dare you?

Recently Reserve Bank announced that it would stop bank rolling Silver Strikers football club in addition to selling the stadium and club house. This was sad news for the well financed club, it’s supporters and the football loving public in...

Symptoms of insanity

Symptoms of insanity

There is a saying that when you see a person carrying pot and pans around a village, that person is on the verge of going mad. And there is no better way to explain the former presidents behaviour other than...

EPL/GTV deal stinks

EPL/GTV deal stinks

It has slowly and painfully settled in that we will only watch some one or two English premiership games a week from the usual wide selection we used to have in previous seasons. Some people are happy that the Multichoice/DSTv...

MBC unethical?

MBC unethical?

Bakili Muluzi seems to be a man on the brink. I can see a large pile of hair on the floor of his BCA residence, hair he has pulled off of his head. All his ‘hard work’ over the past...

UDF, make up your mind

UDF, make up your mind

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week government and opposition parliamentarians respectively started debating the 2007-2008 national budget. I thank God for that, He truly listens to the cries of His people. During his response to the budget, UDF’s Friday Jumbe...

minibus fuel & mobile airtime

minibus fuel & mobile airtime

Since the introduction of mini buses in Malawi, people have been able to get around and droop off pretty much anywhere they want. That is the major advantage of mini buses. There are plenty things however that I don’t like...