Newton Kalua was born in Blantyre, Malawi, in 1995. In 2017 he got awarded a certificate in journalism from Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ), and in 2018 he received a diploma in journalism at the very same institution.

During MIJ’s diploma attachments, in pursuit of his diploma, he was posted at MIJ FM from May to June, 2018 and at Luso Television from June to August, 2018. Soon after completing his diploma programme at MIJ he secured his first full time job as an online reporter at Dot Solutions (where he was posting stories on its websites; and in September, 2018, where he worked for about a year. From there he joined Music Crossroads Malawi as a Communications volunteer, and currently, he is working at White Ribbon Alliance- Malawi as a Communications intern.