Cynical, wry and shrewd in his songs and touted as a kingmaker and the people's parliamentarian, Joseph Nkasa is celebrated as much as he is distrusted for dining with the same politicians that he bashes.
Depending on which side of the fence you sit, Nkasa is celebrated and loathed for his scathing attack on the political elite, such as his hit 'Anasankha Molakwika' – an insulation of former president Bakili Muluzi's decision to handpick Bungu wa Mutharika as his successor.
Yet it was the same Nkasa that composed Bingu's finest praise song to date – the epic hit 'Mose wa Lero'.
But once again, Nkasa is changing sides, having released a new album 'Tulani Pansi'. The message is clear for all to decipher.
But in an exclusive interview with Malawi News, Nkasa stresses that he is not a politician and has never sided with any political party as has largely been assumed.
The musician, who has recently been touring with Lucius Banda, says his music has largely been misinterpreted.
"Some people have misunderstood my songs thinking that I am a politician. I am not or I should say I do not sing for any political party," said Nkasa.
On the hit 'Mose Wa Lero,' the musician said he was not doing it for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) but rather he composed the song for the president.
"As a musician I compose songs depending on what I see. I did 'Mose Wa Lero,' for the president and I don't think I did anything wrong because at that time things were ok," he said.
The musician did not want to comment much on the issues pertaining to him singing political songs, saying he is now concentrating on his music and that he was enjoying the relationship with Lucius Banda.
"I just want to salute Lucius, I am loving every moment performing with him and I think my performances are becoming better now. I am going forward and I promise people more shows," said Nkasa.
His album 'Tulani Pansi', loosely translated as 'step down' has 10 songs which include 'Lawa aka,' 'Mng'ono Wanga,' 'Moyo Wanga,' and 'Ali Kubwera.'
"The album is on the market and the songs are on air. Songs such as 'Tulani Pansi,' are doing well but some people have questioned me whether I am hitting at the government. I am not hitting at anyone, I am just talking about things as they are," said Nkasa.
He said his album has a message on violence, that Malawians need to be at peace and that war is not a good option.
"Our country is facing problems and in 'Tulani Pansi,' I am simply asking people who are fond of violence to put down their pangas otherwise we will lose our peace," said Nkasa.
Previously, Nkasa has been criticised for his performances, the chief concern being his failture to interact with the audience but he now has mastered the trade.
There have been reports that he sold his music equipment which was reportedly bought for him by the President, but the musician flatly refused to comment on the issue.
During the show, he received applause as he played 'Anasankha Wolakwika,' as revellers chanted for an encore. He was at it again receiving cheers when he sang 'Ukali Wanu.'
With the current situation facing the government, the song seemed to click.... Ukali wanu wasekesa makampani/Ukali wanu mafumu akudana... go some lyrics in the song.
Nkasa's previous albums include 'Tigwirane Manja', 'Wayenda Wapenga', 'Mabiliyoneya', 'Mizimu' and 'Lamulo Liposa Mphamvu'.
Lucius also praised Nkasa, saying he is a clever musician who speaks for the voiceless.
"I think he is one musician I respect because his message comes on time and he has taken the mantle to speak for the voiceless," he said.
Lucius, who was crowned 'Sir' by Entertainers Promotions' boss Jai Banda, also performed some songs such as 'Tikamalira,' which had the audience chanting 'Achoke! Achoke!
The song is in Lucius' Life album released last year. The song praises the president for his developments especially on roads but questions some of his decisions as well as asking what has gone wrong now when everything was good during his first term.