Jamaican dancehall star Busy Signal was the cherry on top of a Sunday gig when he made a surprise appearance at the Sound and Light Concert at Lilongwe Golf Club.
As the audience got lost in performances by local artists, among them Billy Kaunda—who proved his music prowess despite not being in the industry full time—the Jamaican watched proceedings from amidst the patronage.
Very few had gotten wind of his presence as the artist freely cracked jokes and chatted with some members of his band as well as those from Impakt Events, organisers of his show at Civo Stadium the previous day.
Fans passed by him without taking notice of who the man in a blue, hooded Adidas top was.
And the musician, real name Glendale Gordon, was shaking his head when some DJs at the event played some of his songs.
Patrons responded to the songs with thunderous cheers and a thumping dance.
When it was announced that the artist was part of the audience, very few believed it until he sprung onto the stage.
Some of the patrons responded by quickly thrusting closer to the stage while others got themselves prepared for another epic moment with the music.
As the DJ played his song Free Up, more fans made way to the front while Busy Signal started singing. Alas! he did not go past the first chorus before screaming Mukumva bwanji Malawi?
His moving off the stage was met with a reflex, but unanimous “aaah” scream while others just watched in disbelief.
A handful other fans rushed to where he passed as he headed for a waiting vehicle from where he continued watching the proceedings.
Other artists who performed at the concert that turned into an all-night party included Blaze, Charles Nsaku, the Black Missionaries and Skeffa Chimoto.