'Nyambo' - Malawi's answer to hip-hop
4 September 2013 Last updated at 19:35 BST
Hip-hop is a musical genre that crosses continents but is interpreted in many different forms.
David Kalilani - a university graduate in Malawi - is one artist who has created his own style, called Nyambo.
His latest album, 'Exodus: The Preview', has already won him a nomination at the Africa Gospel Music Awards in London.
Focus on Africa's Anne Soy caught up with him in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe, to learn more about Nyambo.
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