Dalisoul "Mwana wa mu Komboni"
Dalisoul or "Mwana wa mu Komboni" as he is fondly called by his fans was born Madaliso Phiri.Growing up in Mtendere compound,Dalisoul was interested in music from a young age, first performing in his church choir. He took part at various talent search competitions where his performances gained him wide recognition.Dalisoul made his debut as a single artist in 2001 with the song “Kuninena” and has since worked with many top Zambian musicians such as JK, Petersen, Danny, B1,Afunika,Petersen and Mampi. He made the first ever video-cd in Zambia and his first album, entitled “Shansha,” is still jumping off the shelves.He followed this hits like "Chipyango", "Vomela", "Munsunge Munshe" and "Menso Yalibe Maketani" which features B1 .
Dalisoul's music is about reality – it talks about the hardships of living in townships and the trials people face in life. He hopes to strengthen people by encouraging them to utilize whatever resources they have and make the best of every situation. He considers himself to be an advocate of the people, speaking on their behalf with music. He hopes to bring about change by highlighting social issues affecting youth in Zambia.
In December ’09, he released a hit single featuring Petersen, entitled “Condoms” which has been dominating the airwaves and clubs. He says he wrote this song to break the taboo about condoms; he wants to encourage people to be safe and protect themselves. While behavior change is difficult, he hopes that some will take the message to heart.Dalisouls' music has crossed borders and is widely listened to in Malawi,Zimbabwe and other countries in the Southern African region.His collaboration with Malawian artists Skeffa Chimoto and Armstrong resulted in radio hits "Musiye Ayende" and "One Day".
After a brief lull in his musical career,Dalisoul has came back with great tunes such as Ndichiritseni which features Indy K and the latest dance floor banger “Chikanda Mbwelenge“ which features Willz, Mr. Nyopole. Backed by the energetic Jerabo Dancers,Mwana wa mu Komboni's strong stage presence incorporating elements of dance and theatre, still continues to captivatate the Zambia audience.