Business conglomerate Mulli Brothers yesterday bailed out Ghanaian musician Jaytomson who is stranded in the country after his deal with Lilongwe-based DJ Scarper went sour.
The Afro-pop star has been in the country since December 28 and was supposed to fly out on January 3, but was sent back at the airport after he failed to pay for his Malawian visa.
In a bid to raise money, the musician with the support of other Malawian artists, has organised two music shows in Lilongwe this weekend.
Speaking when donating the money for the visa, Mulli Brothers Limited managing director Leston Mulli said he was touched when he read the story in yesterday’s issue of The Nation.
“We are one people in the world and this artist is our brother. The only difference is that we have different parents and the national boundaries which define us as different. But to me, we are all one and we need to support each other. Mulli Brothers is expanding to different countries and shortly you might hear that we are in Ghana and these are the people who might assist us.
“Our businesses are getting successful outside Malawi because of people in the countries and so it doesn’t make sense to see an international artist of this calibre stuck in Malawi just because of visa issue,” said Mulli.
Jaytomson, who is famed for the hit Touch My Body, was short of words yesterday, saying Mulli has proved true what he learnt about Malawi before he came, that it is a Warm Heart of Africa with peaceful and kind people.
“I am thankful to Mr Mulli and the media for their support. I have really received the money from Mulli and I am processing to leave. I believe my supporters across the world will be moved by this development and I am looking forward to a day I will meet Mr Mulli,” said Jaytomson.
On the shows, the artist said he will discuss with his partners to cancel the shows so that he leaves before the weekend.
“I want to leave, but I have to discuss with the people that organised the shows to raise money for my visa. If they are ok with it then I will leave any day before the weekend,” said Jaytomson.
DJ Ryan, who is key player in organising the shows, said he will sit down with the artist and agree on what next while considering that some people are gearing to watch the artist.
Jaytomson, 29, has topped music charts on UK’s One Afro Radio and Insango Radio of Rwanda for years and he is currently a brand ambassador for Kibbah Cloth Group Company of South Africa and Ghana.