Tay Grin


Tay Grin (real name Limbani Kalilani) is a hip-hop artist from Malawi. He was born on 15 June 1984. He is one of the country's best-selling musicians of hip-hop music. His passion for music started when he was young. He draws his inspirations from artists such as Jay-Z, KRS, B.I.G and Tupac. He is the founder and President of Black Rhyno Entertainment.

Tay claimed fame with his album ‘Proudly African’. The project did well on the market. It featured popular songs such as ‘2 by 2’ featuring Kenya's Nameless, ‘Ndabwera’ and ‘Stand Up’. This saw him being nominated at the 2007 Channel O Music Awards in the following categories: Best Male, Best Southern Africa Video and Best hip-hop Video.

In 2015, he featured on Maskal's 'Beautiful Girl'.

One of his proudest moments was in 2005 when he met Onree Gill a manager to Alicia Keys. The twosome met on a Chicago-Atlanta flight. The famed producer reportedly appreciated his music. Kanye West adds to the list of people who agreed that Tay was destined for big things.

Besides music, he owns a wireless mobile public payphone company Phone Yanu (Pvt) Ltd.

MWBlantyre, Malawi


Limbani Kalilani
Profile added by Ano Shumba on 12 Mar 2015
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