Lilongwe Golf Club was on Christmas afternoon brought down by a superb performance of Malawi’s reggae kings, Black Missionaries.
Both the young and old trekked to the golf club despite a huge cloud cover that painted a picture of an impending downpour.
The show kicked off on a low note with a performance by Ras Hope Guwende, Run Tingz Band, followed by Police Orchestra, marking the return of the law enforcers band. Their come-back was not disappointing, especially for the older generation.
Then performances by Yanjanani Chumbu, Moda Fumulani and Sally Nyundo followed.
At 18:43, the Black Missionaries appeared on stage and went straight to business, dishing out their hits. It was one hour 30 minutes of nothing but pure fun as revellers danced to songs like Dalo, Timba, Mulomo, Alinafe, Salimo, Udindo, Taugwira Mtima and Choka Satana, among others.
When the Black Missionaries were stepping down, people were still yearning for more. “The night is young, let the fun begin,” some fans chanted.
Nyembanyemba duo of Symon and Kendall took over the stage and changed the tempo from reggae to their touch; a fusion of tradition and gulewamkulu. They continued from where the Black Missionaries left, dishing out good music.