Danny ‘Sirius’ Kalima is a 26 year-old Malawian musician and singer extraordinaire. Winner of the 2015 MUMA Awards (Music Malawi Awards) for best RnB, and nominated in the category of ‘Best RnB & Soul’ in the All Africa Music Award (Afrima 2015), held in Lagos, Nigeria.
Danny started his musical journey back in 2002 in the local church. Soon forming his first band, a gospel singing duet, he went onto record an EP that was released nationally.
Moving forward, Sirius founded a five-piece band called ‘Konkalazi’, a band playing what they call Afro-Funk-Infusion. Konkalazi won the Central/Eastern African music competition ‘Music Crossroads’ in 2011 and following that went on a European tour. They also have performed in front of the Malawian President and the ambassadors of the United States and Norway.
Besides Konkalazi, Danny also performs as a solo artist – in Malawi, he goes under the name Sirius. As Sirius, he can be freer to explore other musical styles and lyrical themes. Here, he can continue working towards finding new cultural expressions and ideas.
The album ‘The Young Shall Grow’ is Danny's international debut, and is a deeply personal record, with subject matters revolving around his upbringing, relationships and love. Feelings of loss and loneliness are turned into songs that we can all relate to.