He was born Fidelis Kanyongolo. Most people know him by the name of Edge. But let us tell you how the name Edge came into play.
He got the name Edge from his Law Professor while he was a student for he was so intelligent in class than other students. The professor had to nickname him Edge: You have an EDGE over your friend so I will name you that. Then the name became part of his names up today.
Edge has taught at the University of Malawi since 1986. He obtained his LL.M and Ph.D degrees from the Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia- both in the United Kingdom- in 1990 and 2000 respectively.
So the Emeritus Professor of Law specializing in constitutional law and jurisprudence and, in the past, has served as Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Malawi (2008 to 2010) and member of the Council of the Catholic University of Malawi (2007 to 2010).
He is regarded as one of the finest legal minds in this country and every lawyer you see in town, it is because of his excellent work. You could not have the Ralph Kasambala, Allan Chinula, khumbo Bozoe Soko, Joseph Kamkwasi, Charles Mhango, Kelekeni kaphale , Samuel Tembenu, just to mention a few if he had not applied his knowledge. And all these judges you see on our benches, its his work.Some people are just born great and Kanyongolo is one of them.