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DJ, Producer & Activist

Chmba (Ellen Chilemba) is a DJ, Producer and Activist. She is the Founder of Tiwale, a women’s center in Malawi supporting girls/women through economic and educational opportunities. Chmba started Tiwale at 17-years-old to end the vicious cycle of child marriage. Tiwale has supported over 250 women in educational and vocation skills training opportunities. Chmba has since shifted to primarily curating educational and collective safe spaces for LGBTQ+ Africans.

For her work, she was named Glamour Magazine’s College Woman of the Year, Forbes’ Africa 30 Under 30, Ashoka Future Forward Winner, Gates Foundation Goalkeeper, Global Citizen Youth Advocate, One Young World Ambassador, Commonwealth Awardee for Excellence in Development and Powell Emerging Leader.


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