The cat is finally out of the bag. It is official that top Jamaican reggae band Morgan Heritage is coming to Malawi before the end of the year.
What started as a teaser on social media by one of the band members Gramps Morgan implied that he is soon coming home to Africa.
“It’s just a moment people. Trust me, there is no other feeling like being home in Africa. I am ready to see Zimbabwe, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi am coming home very soon, I love you Kenya,” reads the post on his Facebook page.
The Wash Away My Tears hit-maker who, together with his band mates, are currently in Kenya, considers himself more of an African as evidenced by a good number of songs in which he cites Africa as a home and ready to return.
But the news got sweeter on Wednesday when Morgan Heritage confirmed that they are finally coming to Malawi. Under the auspices of Born Afrikan Productions, an entertainment firm that has successfully brought other Jamaican top artists such as Luciano and Fantan Mojah, the band will perform in Lilongwe this December.
“We have been in discussion with Morgan Heritage for a while so deal is sealed they are coming in December. I flew to Kenya just to finalise so that they come to Malawi. Actually, we are working on a song together which will come out either before or after the show.
“For the time being, this is all we can say and details of the show like venue, local artists to perform and all will be announced soon,” said the promoter-cum-artist, born Nelson Shaba.
In a bid to drum up support for the show, Born Afrikan Promotions will next month bring one of the band members to Malawi.
“We are planning to bring Mojo, the one who raps and does percussions in the band.
“He will come in November with me to do ground work in readiness for the show,” said Born Afrikan.
Morgan Heritage, who are renowned for hits such as Don’t Haffi Dread, Tell Me How Come and Nothing to Smile About, have also confirmed their Malawi tour.
A supporting video shows Peetah, Mojo and Gramps Morgan confirming their Malawi show during Christmas week.