The headliner of this year’s Sunbird Sand Music Festival, Jamaican superstar Busy Signal, jets in today for the highly anticipated event, which rolls into action on Friday on the stunning beaches of Sunbird Livingstonia Beach in Salima.
Busy Signal is expected to jet in the country at 4 pm through Chileka Airport in Blantyre.
Organisers of the annual festival have since organised a hero’s welcome for him.
In a telephone interview yesterday, the festival’s organising chairperson Lucius Banda said there will be a convoy for the Jamaican artist from the airport.
Lucius said Malawian Airlines will fly Busy Signal from Zimbabwe where he held a concert at Glamis Arena on Saturday.
He said the idea of a convoy for Busy Signal from Chileka Airport to Blantyre is a deliberate move to ensure that Malawians who are eager to see the Jamaican artist catch a glimpse of him.
“We want Malawians especially youths to have a full glimpse of Busy; hence, the convoy,” said Lucius.
Busy Signal is an artist of international calibre whose music has large support the world over.
Reggae Music Again, Come Over, One More Night and his first hit single Step Out are some of his popular songs that have propelled him to international stardom.
Lucius described Busy Signal’s tour to Malawi as a giant leap for local entertainment industry.
“It feels good to bring Busy to Malawi because this is a plus to the country’s showbiz industry. As the organising team, we feel overwhelmed because it has not been easy to get him,” he said.
Born Clendale Goshia Gordon, Busy Signal has also been tweeting about his anticipation to interact with Malawians fans.
The Black Missionaries, Skeffa Chimoto, Lucius Banda alongside his Zembani Band, Nepman, Black Jak, Lulu, Anthony Makondetsa, The Great Angels Choir and others are expected to perform at this year’s Sunbird Sand Music Festival.