Tendai is a shona language given name meaning 'Give thanks to God' or simply, "Be thankful to God"

Tendai M. Shaba is a Malawian author of Moments to cherish (2020) and a lady in a yellow dress (2023), a poet, activist and spoken word artist. As an activist and creative consultant, he has worked with local and global organizations. He has officially been involved as an activist in various campaigns – mental health awareness, women and youth empowerment, GBV elimination, labor and productivity, climate change and safe motherhood.

Tendai’s work touches on meaningful and positive daily life experiences to feed our spirituality and soulfulness.