Rains nearly spoiled the performance of the main headliner of the Ovation Fusion Festival, Casper Nyovest, on Saturday night at Malawi Square at the Bingu International Convention Centre (Bicc) in Lilongwe.
The South African rapper had just played three songs when rain showers began.
Patrons braved out the rains and he belted out five more songs before heavy rains started but by then fans had had fun.
“It’s nice to perform in Malawi again to a wonderful audience,” said Nyovest in his greeting line after taking to the stage.
Prior to Casper coming on stage, for close to three hours patrons were treated to some great music from celebrated Zambian violinist Caitlin De Ville. Local musician Patience Namadingo also performed.
Around 10pm when Casper came on stage the fans were already on crowd nine and the night was set.
Earlier in the day when the patronage was still low, there were performances from Ujilele Band, Music Crossroads graduates from Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, Kells Kay and Hazel Mak.
Poet Robert Chiwamba also had a moment to recite his various pieces.
“This is better than last year. There were so many things happening today that one could not get bored. So much fun, good music and good performances,” said a patron who identified herself only as Kondie.
Managing partner at Ovation Advertising Agency, Chimwemwe Matonga, who organised the event in partnership with Umodzi Park management and some US based organisation, said it was all about fun and fun.
The festivals continued on Sunday with music, games and food displays. n