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Jamaica reggae musician Busy Signal has promised fireworks after making his much-anticipated arrival at Chileka International Airport in Blantyre on Wednesday.

The artist is set to headline Sunbird Sand Music Festival that starts Friday until Sunday at Sunbird Livingstonia in Salima.

He was given bouquets of flowers by one of the ladies soon after coming out of the airport before being interviewed by the press. He was led to a Range Rover with the personalised number plate ‘Busy’.

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He was driven to Mount Soche Hotel where a number of people also gathered to catch a glimpse of the musician, who looked composed and said with the warm welcome he had received, he felt at home.

Busy Signal declared that there will be fireworks during his performance Saturday.

“I am ready; it’s gonna be a blast and electric during my performance and so you have to be ready. I am not going to put up two percent, 50 percent, 60 percent; 70percent, 80 percent, 90 percent, 99 percent but it will be 100 percent. I am going to give my all during the performance,” said the musician.

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The Jamaican singer also said that Malawians should forget all the speculation that he would not make it.

“I am here Malawians; forget about the speculations which have been there about me not coming. I would like to that the companies which have made it possible for me to be here,” said the musician.

Busy Signal performed in Zimbabwe last Saturday where he also put up an electric performance.

“I am here not because of the food, the drinks, the promoters, the organisers but I am here because of the people. The people are very important and that is why I will give it my all,” he said.

The reggae musician said Africa was his motherland and thank it will always remain the best place to be.

“Africa is my motherland, this is my home, forget about what other people say about the continent but for me this is my motherland and I am happy to be here, I am happy to be in Malawi,” said Busy Signal famed for the hit ‘Reggae Music Again.’

The Jamaican said he was yet to listen to more songs by local artists in the country but would love to do collaborations before he goes back.

Busy Signal said to excel in music was about hard work and having passion.

“The secret to success in music is all about being yourself, learning from others, working hard and being humble,” he said.

Busy Signal also went to HS Winehouse in Blantyre on Wednesday with his band members where he went to chill out.

Born on January 24, 1982, Busy Signal whose real name is Glendale

Goshia Gordon is a past student of Brown’s Town Comprehensive High School.

Known as one of the artists leading the contemporary dancehall movement, Busy Signal has been a large part of the scene since 2003.

His first hit single, ‘Step Out’, was one of the most popular dancehall songs in 2005.

He was nicknamed Busy Signal by his friends because of the fact that he was constantly busy. His hit tracks for 2007/2008 were ‘Nah Go A Jail Again’, ‘Smoke Some High Grade’, ‘Tic Toc’ and the track entitled

‘Unknown Number’ has made tremendous airplay and dancehall reviews especially in the Caribbean and the US.

According to available information, BBC ranked his song ‘Reggae Music Again,’ number seven on their Top 25 Albums of 2012 listing.

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