After bursting on the local urban music scene in 2014 with her first album Black Kiss, the Lilongwe-based singer and self-professed activist decided to re-invent herself.
The hummingbird changed from her stage gimmick Alex to her birth name Lily.
“When I first started singing, I thought it’ll only just be about singing but now all my other passions have come into the picture,”
“My passion is to make sure that every single woman and girl child living in Malawi knows their rights, to have somebody stand up and say this is wrong and this should stop.
“I did not know that those ideas that I had concerning women and girl child rights were going to be listened to, to be quite frankly, but it seems that a lot of people want to hear what I have to say about these things.
“I was known as Alex the singer and to other people I was known as Lily Banda the activist, therefore I decided that all these things must just come under one roof.
“That’s when I decided to make the change from Alex the singer to just Lily the singer, the poet, the activist, the radio personality, the actor and so on and so forth.
“So I’ve sort of just brought everything else that I do, I’ve brought all my passions in life under one roof which is Lily.
“That’s me, that’s now the Lily that I am, the Lily that I hope to be and the Lily that is looking forward to making more music and being part of you.
Lily has an EP titled Odd Hours and a new album titled Original thoughts.