After being out of the stage for close to four months, Chileka reggae group Black Missionaries returns to the stage this weekend with shows in Blantyre and Mangochi.
The group’s leader and lead vocalist Anjiru Fumulani called for support from people ahead of the three gigs.
“But we are back and ready to offer reggae vibes to the people,” Anjiru said.
Despite the government advising the musicians through its body – Musicians Union of Malawi not to resume shows due to the pandemic, Black Missionaries have said they were going ahead with their shows.
“We will follow all the necessary precautionary measures. People will be washing hands with soap upon entry. We are also asking those who can afford to come with masks to do so. As a band, we are mindful of the safety of our fans and so we will make sure that people are safe,” he said.
Fumulani described the long break as tough and that just like other acts they struggled to feed their families.
The group’s first show is tonight at 24/7 at Chileka roundabout in Blantyre before dating Davido Lounge in Mangochi Saturday with the last show at Village House in Blantyre on Sunday.
Other artists set to perform during the shows include Anthony Makondetsa, Khozie Masimbe, Moda Fumulani, Ralph Kapanga and Sound Dimension Band.
Meanwhile, Soldier Lucius Band and Zembani Band have also said they were ready to entertain people this weekend.
Lucius performs at Culture Club in Salima tonight before dating Ngoms Park in Liwonde tomorrow.
Skeffa Chimoto is also another artist going ahead with his shows this weekend. The artist, who launched a single titled ‘Kankha’ (Push) Thursday will perform in Mchinji, Kasungu and Dwangwa in shows dubbed ‘Kankha’ tour.