List of Famous People Born in Malawi

Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the west, Tanzania to the north and northeast, and Mozambique surrounding on the east, south and southwest. Malawi spans over 118,484 km2 (45,747 sq mi) and has an estimated population of 18,143,217. Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa, takes up about a third of Malawi's area. Its capital is Lilongwe, which is also the country's largest city; the second largest is Blantyre, the third largest is Mzuzu and the fourth largest is its old capital Zomba. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Chewa people who inhabit the area. The country is nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa" because of the friendliness of its people.

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1. Cate Campbell
Cate Natalie Campbell

Cate Campbell
Female. Australian swimmer, Olympic gold medallist, world champion, former world record-holder
First Name: Cate
Last Name: Campbell
Born on May 20, 1992 (age 30)
Height: 186 cm | 6'1
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2. William Kamkwamba

William Kamkwamba
?. Malawian inventor and author
First Name: William
Last Name: Kamkwamba
Born on August 5, 1987 (age 35)
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3. Bronte Campbell
Bronte Lynn Campbell

Bronte Campbell
Female. Australian swimmer, Olympic athlete, world champion, former world record-holder
First Name: Bronte
Last Name: Campbell
Born on May 14, 1994 (age 28)
Height: 179 cm | 5'10
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4. Lazarus Chakwera

Lazarus Chakwera
Male. Malawi religious figure and politician
First Name: Lazarus
Last Name: Chakwera
Born on April 5, 1955 (age 67)
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5. Peter Mutharika

Peter Mutharika
Male. President of Malawi
First Name: Peter
Last Name: Mutharika
Born on July 18, 1940 (age 82)
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6. Isaac Chilemba

Male. South African boxer
First Name: Isaac
Last Name: Chilemba
Born on May 17, 1987 (age 35)
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7. Joyce Banda

Joyce Banda
Female. 4th President of Malawi
First Name: Joyce
Last Name: Banda
Born on April 12, 1950 (age 72)
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8. Bakili Muluzi

Bakili Muluzi
Male. Malawian politician
First Name: Bakili
Born on March 17, 1943 (age 79)
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9. Harriet Mathews
Harriet Lucy Mathews

Female. British diplomat
First Name: Harriet
Born on December 22, 1973 (age 48)
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10. Michelle Paver

Michelle Paver
Female. English children's fiction writer
First Name: Michelle
Last Name: Paver
Born on September 7, 1960 (age 62)
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11. Bingu wa Mutharika

Bingu wa Mutharika
Male. politician and economist (1934-2012)
First Name: Bingu
Born on February 24, 1934
Died on April 5, 2012 (aged 78)

12. Desmond Dudwa Phiri

Male. Malawian author, historian, economist, and sociologist.
First Name: Desmond
Last Name: Phiri
Born on February 23, 1931
Died on March 24, 2019 (aged 88)

13. Jack Mapanje

Male. Malawian poet
First Name: Jack
Last Name: Mapanje
Born on March 25, 1944 (age 78)
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14. Qabaniso Malewezi

Male. Malawian poet
First Name: Qabaniso
Born on November 30, 1978 (age 43)
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15. Patrick Allen

Patrick Allen
Male. British actor
First Name: Patrick
Last Name: Allen
Born on March 17, 1927
Died on July 28, 2006 (aged 79)
Born in Malawi
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16. John Maduka

Male. Malawian footballer
First Name: John
Last Name: Maduka
Born on September 27, 1970 (age 52)
Height: 170 cm | 5'7
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17. Mike Tebulo

Mike Tebulo
Male. Malawian distance runner
First Name: Mike
Last Name: Tebulo
Born on June 5, 1985 (age 37)

18. Hastings Banda

Hastings Banda
Male. First president of Malawi
First Name: Hastings
Last Name: Banda
Died on November 25, 1997 (aged 27)

19. James Chiona

Male. Malawian catholic priest (1924-2008)
First Name: James
Last Name: Chiona
Born on January 1, 1924
Died on August 18, 2008 (aged 84)
Born in Malawi

20. Steve Chimombo

Male. Malawian writer (1945-2015)
First Name: Steve
Last Name: Chimombo
Died on December 11, 2015 (aged 45)
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