BIOGRAPHY: Hazel Mak
Hazel Mak is a multi award winning recording artist from Malawi ‘The Warm Heart Of Africa’ based in the UK; deemed ‘Malawi Gold’ as described by The Nation. She is also one of the Ambassador for a non profit charity organisation called Amplified Children’s Voices that focuses on Malawian National Youth Policy and Youth Economic Empowerment by bringing issues such as Forced/Child Marriages, Education and Child Trafficking.
She is known for her sensual vocals, catchy Afro-Soul, R ‘n’ B and Afro Pop songs that represent the modern African woman and representing Malawi on numerous occasions nationally and internationally.
Hailing from Malawi Hazel began singing at the age of 11 performing for various events, today she has a repertoire of numerous projects with international and national artist sharing stages with the likes of Tinie Tempa, Tuface, Hip Hop Pantsula, Sauti Sol most recently Micasa.
With her true Malawian style and inimitable attitude, Mak released her EP which includes her hit single Liyaya , Lose it featuring Nigerian Veteran Dola Billz, Tabwela and NSOS which can be purchased on all Digital platforms.
Look out for her Current single ‘Jaiva’ ft Zambias Roberto and Malawis Tay Grin.
Jaiva is a fun afrobeat uptempo song with a Southern African feel produced by Malawian super producer and artist Sonye.
The song is about dancing and just being captivated by the beat. Its a feel good get up and dance song inspired by Hazel wanting to make something for her Southern African fanbase.
The music video was inspired by the richness of African dancing ,culture and life style. The video embodies the creative culture of Malawi as it showcases talented dancers , models, stylists such as Mkanda from all over Malawi.
In the wake of the refugee crisis all over the world and the spirit of Ubuntu we felt it was only right to include the talented dance group Forus from the Dzaleka refugee camp located in Dowa in Malawi that have managed rise to the top as Malawis leading dance troupes.
The video was shot in Malawi,Lilongwe ,Makatani near Hazel Maks home by Vj Ice (directed Gwetsa) and photographer extraordinaire Peter Makwana (Travel Malawi Guide) and co-directed by Nathan Tunes it’s clear to say that this video is winner for Malawi and Afro Urban culture in general.This awesome music video is partly sponsored by Malawi’s own Mvelani.com ; one of Africa’s leading streaming platforms ; which is used by thousands of African music lovers young and old.