“Though I knew Ndikuoneni would become an instant hit, but I was sidelining it as most people who first listened to my songs said Malawians will not like it as they are very obsessed with danceable beats,” said Limbani Simenti of the song that has automatically catapulted him to stardom. Limbani Simenti. was born on August 10, 1981 in Ndirande Township. He is the last born in his family.
Limbani holds a Diploma in Theology. He started singing started with the Mount Sinai Choir while he was in Standard 3. As he was growing up, it became clear to him that gospel music was his calling.
His major break through, however, came when he went to South Africa. He joined Shammah Community Church in Cape Town, where he served both as a member of the praise team and pastor. Then he relocated to Table-view from Nyanga where he joined the City Church. It was at this church where he encountered the gifted pianist and singer Sarajane Grieve. "She helped me to understand the musical basics. She also introduced me to Trevor Samson, who is mostly into Jazz. And for your own information, this guy was Wambali Mkandawire’s music school classmate and friend. The greatest thing I learnt from Trevor was patience."
While in South Africa he felt the need to minister amongst his own people so he headed back home to Malawi. "It’s always good to be speaking to the people you understand better". He then started to focus much more on his music. Limbani feels music is a platform to speak for the voiceless about the love of God.