TAY GRIN is describing as unfounded claims that his free live shows are an imitation of previous events of a similar nature organised by his nemesis Fredokiss.
The rapper’s reaction comes ahead of his open live performance this Saturday at the Kamuzu upper stadium in the commercial capital, Blantyre.
This is his last but one free show in a tour of the cities of Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu.
Responding to a question by journalist Justin Nkweu in Capital FM’s Daybreak Malawi , Tay Grin says Fredokiss is not the first entertainer in Malawi to organise such type of an event.
The 34-year-old gives the Black Missionaries and Skeffa Chimoto as classic of examples of local musicians that stage free gigs annually.
He says he organised the performances on a different approach than that of Fredokiss.
Tay Grin’s first free show was staged last weekend in his hometown of Lilongwe at Masintha ground, the venue that hosted Fredokiss’ second free show on 14 October, 2017.
His last stop of the three legged tour will be next week at Mzuzu stadium in Mzuzu city.
Fredokiss first held an open gig last August in his hometown of Blantyre at Ndirande football ground.
Ironically, he will headline Saturday’s free gig organised by a Christian church organisation founded by South Africa based Malawian preacher, Sheperd Bushiri.
He is to perform at MPC Conference Center, a venue located near Kamuzu upper stadium in Chichiri.
Born Penjani Kalua, Fredokiss is son to opposition politician and vice-President of Peoples’ Party, PP, Kamlepo Kalua.
His music rivalry with Tay Grin can be traced to 2009.
Analysts say enmity between the two youthful rappers goes beyond music.
They allege that this is so because their parents hold contrasting political views and sit on opposing sides in the Malawi national assembly.
Tay Grin, real name Limbani Kalilani is son to cabinet minister and senior member of the governing DPP, Jean Kalilani.
Rivalry between the Democratic Progressive Party and the PP dates back to 2012.
Former President Joyce Banda founded PP after she was unceremoniously dismissed in the DPP by her predecessor late President Bingu wa Mutharika.
The PP went on to lose the 2014 elections to President Peter Mutharika of the DPP.
Banda and Mutharika are likely to face-off again in the forthcoming elections set for 21 May, 2019.