Aubrey Thom Vakhani
Pilo ventures into automotive business
ONE of Malawi’s renown Muslim artist Kadhaf Ahmad Pilo has ventured into an automotive business.
Speaking in an interview, Pilo said he is planning big in his business so that in future he should have branches across Malawi.
“I have ventured into this business because the location that I am based now (Liwonde) had a gap that needed to be filled. The other reason is that the business that I have been running before (media) is difficult to be operated by someone who doesn’t have the skill so I was looking at an angle that I am not to live forever so I have to prepare a business that will become a legacy for my family. Currently, I have started with the place where I am residing, Liwonde. The shop is located at Liwonde Roadblock. I have plans to have branches of this business in the possible areas to be able to reach a lot of people who own vehicles countrywide,” said Pilo.
Asked if he will quit his music career to avoid the two affecting each other, Pilo said; “I do music for fun and as a way of spreading the word of our deen (religion) of Islam so that’s something that can be hard for me to quit since it’s also something that I have passion about. So I will say that it’s something I can’t quit.”
Pilo advised his fellow artists who don’t have business to think of venturing into business.
“My words of advice should go to all young people out there that lets have all sorts of dreams that we desire because you can never sing a song of dreams coming true if you have no dreams. The other thing is that not only jobs can make us earn a living but business as well. [And] most of the people we see enjoying lives are entrepreneurs and if you are an artist and you don’t own a business that will keep you living when your art is not then you are in a big mess. Business is life because all those people we work for are in business,” he advised.
Pilo has five albums since he launched his music career. They are Shukuran (2009), Afushu Salam (2011), Rahma from Allah (2014), Maluwa (2016) and