Malawians supported us in Ireland—The Very Best


The Very Best – a musical group which is a collaboration between London-based DJ/production duo Radioclit and the country’s musician Esau Mwamwaya over the weekend performed in the United Kingdom UK and Ireland.

The group first performed at the Latitude Festival in UK on Saturday, before dating Dublin in Ireland on Sunday performing at the Irish festival known as Longitude.

“We received so much support from Malawians in Ireland during the Longitude Festival but there was also great support during the Latitude Festival in the United Kingdom. There are a lot of lessons to learn and, as a group, we will continue being creative in our acts,” Mwamwaya said.


The lead singer, who was born in Mzuzu but grew up in Lilongwe where he played drums in various bands, said, after taking a break, it was important for them to perform at the two festivals.

At both festivals, The Very Best opened up and performed together with an English band known as Mumford and Sons.

But despite performing in several festivals outside the country, The Very Best is still not yet well known in the country.


They have had stints performing at the Lake of Stars Festival but are yet to gain ground and attract the attention of many Malawians.

Mwamwaya admitted recently that they need to do more to transport their outside exploits to the country and earn themselves a place.

The Very Best produced their first full album Warm Heart of Africa which was released in 2009.

The titled track ‘Warm Heart of Africa’ won the World Beat Song award at the 9th Annual Independence Music Awards.

Mwamwaya has made sure the country is promoted fully by coming up with Chichewa songs.

Meanwhile Mwamwaya has said that The Very Best will be recording their new album at their newly built studio called Electric Beach Studios.

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