Busy Signal, Morgan Heritage back April


Jamaican musicians Busy Signal and Morgan Heritage are expected to perform in the country once again in April.

Busy Signal, who stunned wit his performance last year headlining the 2015 Sunbird Sand Music Festival held at Sunbird Livingstonia in Salima, is coming back courtesy of Sand Music led by musician Lucius Banda.

Lucius popularly known as Soldier posted on his Facebook account on Thursday that Busy Signal would perform in the country once again by public demand.


“By public demand (after Judy Boucher on Valentines 14 Feb), Busy Signal returns to Malawi with live band as usual!!! April end,” said the musician, who did not mention the date and venue of the concert.

The Busy Signal concert is coming after Lucius also announced that reggae and R&B singer Judy Boucher will be performing at Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe on Valentines Day.

He said as Sand Music Festival they have lined up several concerts ahead of the main festival and that Boucher and Busy Signal concerts were part of them.


“These concerts are also part of raising funds for the main festival where we are bringing another top artist and so Malawians should just watch the space. We are bringing Busy Signal by public demand and we started talking to him in December and he accepted,” he said.

The concert is likely to take place in Lilongwe.

Having frustrated people during their concert at Silver Stadium in Lilongwe last month where they played using backtracks; Morgan Heritage is set to perform on April 30.

South Africa-based musician and promoter Born Afrikan real name Nelson Shawa who gave out a brilliant performance during last year’s concert, posted the information on his Facebook account saying the reggae group will perform during the Music United Festival.

“Born Afrikan Productions presents “The Music Unite Festival “on the 30th of April, performing Morgan Heritage, Born Afrikan…K8,000 tickets no VIP,” reads the post.

Born Afrikan confirmed the concert in a telephone interview from South Africa on Friday but could not shed more light on the venue.

“Everything is set , April 30 is confirmed. The whole band is coming this time around I can assure Malawians on that. I am working with agents in other countries where the group will also perform,” he said.

However it seems Busy Signal and Morgan Heritage concerts are likely going to clash or else will squeeze people on cash as they will be held during end April.

Some quarters have already expressed concern with the development saying it was not healthy for the two shows to be held within the same month while others have said the other concert should move to Blantyre.

Others have welcomed the two concerts saying it indicates that the country is now attracting international acts particularly those from Jamaica.

Born Afrikan said April 30 was the convenient date for them hence they could not change and Lucius also settled for the same date for Busy Signal but was quick to say that they might shift it to May 1.

Morgan Heritage is a reggae band formed in 1994 by five children of reggae artist Denroy Morgan, namely Peter “Peetah” Morgan, Una Morgan, Roy “Gramps” Morgan, Nakhamyah “Lukes” Morgan and Memmalatel “Mr. Mojo” Morgan.

Only three members Peter, Gramps and Mr Mojo made it last year and they described their performance as an introduction or appetiser and promised a live band this year.

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