Musa Daud was born on 3 June, 1993 in Mangochi, Malawi. On this day, in Malawi, it was a day when people were going to vote for multiparty system. He was born in a family of four men and five women. His mom carried him on her back in an African way whereas women (sometimes men) use a wrapper to hold a baby on the back. She was going to M'baluku village, a village not far from Mangochi town, with his sister Violet. By this day, his mom had not decided yet which name to give to her son. Upon crossing the Hastings Kamuzu Banda bridge, his sister heard a name from the radio which a certain unknown man was listening to on his way. The name that was heard on the radio was Christopher. Violet suggested to Patuma, Musa's mom, that it would be good if the baby was named Christopher. His mom agreed to that. Christopher Nkhoma, was his birth name then.
In 1999, when he turned six, his mom took him to St. Augustine One Primary School since it was time for him to learn. He completed his primary school after nine years, repeating in standard six because he was very playful. Then he got a PSLCE certificate (Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education) and being selected to Mangochi Secondary School.
When he was in standard five, he discovered that he had a talent. He used to draw cartoons, people and everything that came up to his mind. He met Sothini Nlane who was astounded by his talent and admired him.
Musa Daud never knew anything about religion until 2004 when he started Islamic school at Ntasi Madras which was in Ntasi village where his family stayed. His teacher, there, didn't like his name islamically. His brother-in-law, who married his sister, Mayamiko, the first born in the family, didn't like the name also. As a result of this, it motivated him to change his name from christopher Nkhoma to Musa Daud.
Teachers at St. Augustine One used to call him to make them drawings and beautiful writings for specific lessons. The school had no electricity, as such, it was very simple for him to do what he was requested to draw.
At Mangochi Secondary School, in 2009, he wrote form two exams and he acquired a Junior Certificate of Education (JCE). He continued up to form four where he got a Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE), in 2011.
Musa Daud, who is also known as Artex, left Malawi for South Africa. His sister called him to there to farther his studies.
In South Africa, he leaves with his brother, Arafat, the number seven from his family, together with Violet, the sixth in the family.
MUSA DAUD'S EARLY RELIGION BIOGRAPHY
After he finished attending madrasa at Ntasi, his teacher Shiekh Mustafa Daud, asked him if he could join Mustafa's group which preached the word of Allah. Musa Daud never neglected the mind. Along with the group, he shared a word of God in Makanjira, Namwera, Mpima, Namaraka, Katuli and even on Mangochi Community Ground. All this happened from 2007 to 2008 when he was in standard seven and eight. When he was in form one, he inquired to his mom if he could stop going to that islamic school because he just couldn't go to two schools at the same time. Everytime, after he went to Mangochi Secondary school, he was late at the madrasa. Then his mom's approval was granted. Musa started fasting in the year 2007 up to present. He only wishes to go to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj.
He has had a lot of friends both at home, school, market and on the street. At Mangochi Secondary School, Steven Moroka was his first friend. Then followed Blessings Chelewani though they knew each other at St. Augustine One but they never had that amiable friendship that much. Tionge Chaula, also known as TiCha, Moffat Mtekedza, Mayeso David, Sothini Nlane (Gabo) were his friends at St. One. Frank James and Collins Misomali befriended him after two yes at Mangochi Secondary School. Frank James who uses the name Javelin James on www.facebook.com was his best friend he ever had but we don't know if that companionship is still working after Musa left for South Africa.
SECONDARY SCHOOL LIFE
He never concentrated too much on school activities such as football as a result of looking young and unskilled person. He was good at English in class though he wasn't number one. He and Blessings Chelewani together with TiCha and Rashina Masula formed a group called BRATIM (Blessings, Rashina, Tionge and Musa). The group was for their companionship.
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Musa Daud's Background
Musa Daud's Education
Mangochi Secondary School
2008 – 2011
Mangochi Secondary School
2008 – 2011
St. Augustine One Catholic Primary School
1999 – 2008
Musa Daud's Interests & Activities
Drawing, watching TV, playing games on a computer, playing on the internet