South African musician Mr Brown on Saturday night performed before a sizable crowd at Livingstonia Beach in Salima during the Hangout Music Festival.
He brought in some late night excitement following his energetic performance.
Mr Brown jumped on stage minutes after LuLu’s classy performance. Fans had high expectations from the South African artist.
Supported by Amapiano melodies, his stage act was impressive though fans couldn’t wait for him to perform his hit song.
Despite performing most of his recent tracks, some of which he recorded with South Africa’s super stars Makhadzi and Master KG, fans continued showering requests for something they knew better.
After a marathon of seven songs, including Superstar, the rains were yet to fall at Livingstonia Beach as fans were anxiously waiting for the song Let It Rain On Me, a track released in September last year.
“Hey Mr DJ, play me Let It Rain On Me,” shouted Mr Brown. This was the request that changed the atmosphere at Livingstonia Beach as fans reacted positively to the news.
The reaction took Mr Brown by surprise, forcing him to abandon the stage and join his fans who uncontrollably sang along with the artist.
In an interview after the performance, Owen Mlambira, a Salima-based fan, said the artist had an impressive performance despite playing without a live band.
“Despite starting at a snail’s pace, also with the absence of a live band, he came to entertain us and I loved his performance.
“His interaction with fans and catchy dance moves were perfect. This shows that he was ready for the festival,” he said.
In an interview with The Nation after his performance, Mr Brown said he was overwhelmed with the positive reaction he got from fans.
“I am happy that I have made my Malawian fans happy. I hope and believe this is just the beginning of much more acts ahead of us,” he said.
Other musicians who performed at the festival included Nepman, Anthony Makondetsa, Black Missionaries Band, Janta, Mwanache, King Chambiecco and Symon. There was also a beauty contest and Rabecca Kamwendo was crowned this year’s Miss Hangout Festival.