Nabwacheda aka Wachedda`s real/full name is Chimwemwe Nabwacheda
Chihana, Her style of music is distinctly contemporary urban and Afropop orientation.
Born Chimwemwe Nabwacheda
Chihana, she has experimented with several sounds through the years and finally decided to share her love of
music with the world. With her love of singing and dancing throughout her life, Nabwacheda wrote her first song
with three of her friends in 5th grade.
Music, dancing and singing liberate her and she uses the arts to express
herself as she is quite introverted and shy. She is married to the love of her life, Masuzyo Mtawali whom she
describes as her rock because he believes in her and supports her in everything she does and desires to
At the age of 9, Nabwacheda had her first stage moment when she attended
the Lusaka Agriculture and Commercial show where she and her immediate older sister Wezi joined the late
daddy Zemus on stage.
The experience was thrilling and gave her the impetus to keep pursuing her dreams. As
a family orientated wife, daughter, mother, sister and aunt, Ms. Nabwacheda is motivated by her love for the
finer things in life, her grounded upbringing by her widowed mother and she has always believed she would
achieve fame and success that would enable her to give back positively to society.
Nabwacheda writes most of her own songs especially Tonga ones, which is pretty easy as she comes from a
Tonga maternal background. She hopes to pen a Tumbuka/Tonga blended song shortly in honour of her
paternal heritage and her husband.
This too cultivates her passion to combine the contemporary with the
traditional. She is a mother to a beautiful daughter and As the last child in a tightknit family of five siblings, she
has rightfully earned her stripes as super favourite Aunty. She credits her values to the strength of her mother
who raised her following the death of her father shortly after her first birthday.