Collins is a Malawian Investigative Journalist and founder of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Malawi ( CIJM ).

Collins was born in Malawi but bred in Zimbabwe where his parents worked in the mines there. He did his primary and secondary school level in Zimbabwe before he trekked back with his parents to Malawi after some of the mines where closed in the late 1990s.

He has worked for the country’s biggest newspaper publication, Blantyre Newspapers Limited that publishes, The Daily Times, Sunday Times, Malawi News and The weekend Times where he was is Bureau Chief for the Northern region.

He also worked for the tri-weekly publication The Guardian as a Chief Reporter. He also corresponded for IPS (AFRICA) and Collins is a Malawian Investigative Journalist and founder of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Malawi (CIJM).

He heads the Investigations desk for Malawi’s www.nyasatimes.com. He is also the Malawi Correspondent for South African based weekly Mail & Guardian newspaper as well as Africa Independent.

He is currently studying for a BA in Communication Science withthe University of South Africa (UNISA) by distant learning. Collins started journalism in 2002. Collins also has a certificate in Journalism from Pen Point School of Journalism, a certificate in mental health, a Diploma in Journalism from Agrrey Memorial and an advanced diploma in Journalism (ABMA).