It has been a long break for Chileka reggae group Black Missionaries without holding live performances due to Covid-19 pandemic.
The pandemic led to the government putting up strict measures to avoid spread of the virus including a ban on gatherings of more than 100 people.
But with the cases going down of late, artists and event organisers have decided to come out despite the government not loosening up the restrictions.
Black Missionaries happens to be among those artists that have decided to hit the stage starting this weekend with three shows.
The group’s lead vocalist and leader Anjiru Fumulani, said Thursday they were ready to give people a treat with the three performances.
“It’s been long, we missed the stage, we missed connecting with the fans. This is what we love to do. We are happy to come back,” Anjiru said.
He said they will make sure that in all their shows, they follow all the necessary precautionary measures.
“We are encouraging people to come while putting on masks during the three shows we have lined up. We will also make sure that we have water and soap and hand saniters on the doors, it’s important to do this,” Anjiru said.
The group is set to release singles off Kuimba 12 album.
“We hope everything will go according to plan but as we have been saying, the three singles will come out soon for people to start enjoying and then we will be looking at the full Kuimba 12 album,” he said.
Before they went on a break, they group had also collaborated with Patience Namadingo in a reggae-mash up project.
The group opens this weekend’s performances with the famous Zitherepano in Mangochi tonight before dating Club 9 formerly Vibes in Zomba tomorrow night and then Ozone Refreshment Centre in Machinjiri, Blantyre on Sunday.
The three shows will feature Black Missionaries, Anthony Makondetsa, Moda Fumulani, Khozie Masimbe and Yanjanani Chumbu.
Meanwhile owners of Club 9 in Zomba have called on people to come in large numbers and patronise the show tomorrow dubbed ‘Stage Return Concert’.
Club 9 Manager Francis Chalera, maintained that they will observe Covid-19 pandemic measures.
“Club 9 is the home of entertainment in Zomba. People also need to know that the place has been face lifted,”Chalera said.
During their last outing at the venue on July 3 2020, the group’s leader missed out due to illness but he will be there Saturday.