With Malawians still sceptical about the coming of Jamaican reggae artist Busy Signal to Malawi following several reports recently, the musician has finally tweeted that he is not busy for a performance in Malawi but readily available.
The artist, whose genres include reggae, dancehall, reggae fusion and raga-soca, will be performing at the Sunbird Sand Music Festival to be held at Sunbird Livingstonia on October 31, 2015.
The Sunbird Sand Music Festival will run from October 31 through to November 1.
During a press briefing held in Blantyre last month, the organisers announced that Busy Signal, real name Glendale Goshia Gordon, was the headliner only for fresh reports to come out that the artist had no idea of the Malawi show.
The reggae artist only confirmed that he was performing in Zimbabwe on October 24.
But the dancehall reggae artist, who is famed for several hits including ‘Reggae Music Again’, has tweeted that the Malawi show is on.
“Busy Signal Live in Malawi on Saturday the 31st of October Sand Festival. HOTTED! ! ! TURF!!,” reads the tweet.
The tweet comes on the backdrop of Busy Signal also tweeting that he was finally in talks with Malawian counterparts on the Malawi show.
Another tweet also confirmed that Malawian Airlines, which seems to be associating itself with the creative industry and has played a bigger role in flying in several other international artists, will fly Busy Signal into the country.
“It’s official! Busy Signal is on for the Sand Festival. Malawian Airlines will be flying him and other artists into the country. We are Malawian. Proud sponsors of the Sand Festival,” reads the tweet.
Last week DJ Flavour who is part of the Sunbird Sand Music Festival organising team assured Malawians that all was set for the festival and that Busy Signal was coming.
“We are at an advanced stage with the preparations, all is set and as for Busy Signal he is coming and people should not doubt us,” he said.
Malawians have been frustrated with local organisers when it comes to bringing international artists as most of them have ended up lying.
Some quarters have even said apart from the tweets, the organisers need to prepare a video from him as part of the assurance.
But Sunbird Sand Music Festival have maintained that the musician is coming attributing the recent reports that he was not coming to communication breakdown.
Several local artists are expected to perform at the festival which among others seeks to give a platform to local artists to showcase their talent.
Sand Music, led by musician Lucius Banda as director, runs the festival in partnership with Sunbird Tourism Limited. This year has also seen several other sponsors from the corporate world.
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