MIJ FM's personality Deus Sandram is a vibrant example of the term 'multi-talented' because he appears to fit perfectly well as far as his creative ability is concerned.
Give him a pen to write stories, poems, scripts, presentations or microphone to recite a poem or address the audience, you will be stunned how Deus will execute the tasks well.
The majority recognise Deus as a radio personality or poet of 'Galimoto Zakwamanje' fame yet there is more to him than meets the eye.
"I am a man of many talents because I grew up admiring people of different capabilities in life. The good thing is that I respect every person's field of strong potential, be it dancing Gule Wamkulu because to someone, somewhere that is a great talent," says Deus.
The news that Deus would star in Go To Hell, a play written by Thlupego Chisiza, on 27 May at Steers Debonairs in Blantyre, is what surprises people whether or not he is also into acting. But Deus describes acting as a 'portion' of his God-given talents.
He will play the role of President-Mwazi Dinyelo in the play.
"Glory to God for blessing me with various talents which some help me to put bread and butter on the table. To talk of acting, I am a product of Atem. But my passion started while in primary school in Kanjedza, Blantyre. So, featuring in Go To Hell is a continuation of my artistic journey," says Deus.
Born to a police officer who used to be transferred to several districts due to the nature of his job, Deus was born in Mangochi but ended up staying in many districts of the country.
He recalls that it was at Chimaliro Private Secondary School in Mzuzu where his acting competence started bearing fruits.
"I went into active drama soon after my school joined the Association of Teaching English in Malawi (Atem) which sharpened my skills," says Deus.
He would usually double as playwright and actor for his school's drama group.
In 2000, Deus was voted the best actor in Northern Region drama competition for a play he had written.
He had a brief stint with Mgwirizano Arts Performers in Mzuzu following his success as the best actor.
In 2002, he teamed up with Ian Chitsekula, the current president of National Theatre Association of Malawi (NTAM), whom he once performed with in Reformation Theatre in Lilongwe. The same year, he also served as an Atem judge.
However, Deus' romance with the stage ended in 2004 when he secured a job with MIJ FM as presenter/journalist.
"I moved to Blantyre to start a new chapter in my life. This meant being absent from stage work. Instead, I concentrated on radio drama where I contributed a lot," says Deus.
Deus hails from James village T/A Msamala in Balaka.
He describes his feature in Michael Usi's Living On Perfume as one of the achievements since he moved to Blantyre.
"As an actor, starring in Living On Perfume is one of the great experiences. In the film I act as Jimmy, a friend of Manganya who betrays him by sleeping with his wife when he is jailed," says Deus.
Now, Deus says is ready to bounce back on stage come May 27 at Steers Debonairs in Blantyre.
As a poet, Deus's first poem appeared in Malawi News in 1997, which was a tribute to the founding president of Malawi, Dr. Kamuzu Banda.
As a radio personality, Deus is behind the production of a popular 'Bwande' on MIJ FM. He says the production of Bwande series onto a CD is underway.
"Bwande is a very interesting satire which tackles day-to-day issues that happen in our society. So, I want to compile a CD in order to give people a chance to listen to some of the exciting series anytime they want," says Deus.
Deus also happens to be one of the successful master of ceremonies who is making a name for himself at public gatherings like weddings and music shows.
Apart from reading African Literature and watching movies, Deus loves spending time with his family.
"One of the momentous things I have learnt in this life is to have time for your family in order to give it utmost affection and presence," says a father of two, Pemphero and Alinafe.