What started as a teaser to reggae music lovers in the country has now been confirmed as a show.
A few days ago, Lucius Banda wrote on his Facebook account asking fans to help him choose the next artists to bring to Malawi.
With a poster of Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill, reading “Malawi are you Ready?” the artist teased the fans.
While the euphoria was all visible as merrymakers could not hide their excitement, Soldier, as the legend is fondly called published another poster of the two reggae sides, with caption “Lilongwe can you help us in choosing the right venue for this big event?”
On Friday, he went to confirm that Culture and Kenyatta Hill are going to perform in Malawi on June 2 and 3 this year.
“Finally its official, Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill will start with Blantyre on the 2nd June at Mibawa Multipurpose then Civo stadium on the 3rd. Please write down your favorite songs for culture to consider them on the list,” announced Banda.
According to the poster, supporting artists include the organizer himself, Black Missionaries, Anthony Makondetsa, Skeffa Chimoto and Soul Raiders among others.
While some fans could not stop waxing lyrical over the possibility of watching the two reggae legends performing as well as the title of songs they would love to watch, others expressed reservations over the
choice of venue in Blantyre.
“Mibawa is too small for these giants in music industry ,” wrote Tango Ngalawa. His sentiments were echoed by several others responding to the post like Gilberto Chibira who said: “Soja Mibawa yachepa ikhale Kamuzu Stadium. Behold, Mr. Sluggard, Payday, Zion Gate.”
Formed in 1976 as a Jamaican roots reggae group, Culture is known for famous songs including Two Sevens Clash, Natty Never Get Weary and I’m Not Ashamed.
Kenyatta, son of late lead vocalist and songwriter for the traditional roots reggae group Joseph Hill, is expected to be the main toast of the Malawi tour.