Jamaican highly rated dancehall artist, Busy Signal has disclosed that he is now in negotiations with Sand Music Festival organizers to perform at the event set for Livingstonia Beach in Salima at the end of October.
Busy Signal and his management team disclosed on Saturday about the negotiations days after they dismissed reports that the artist was billed to perform at the festival.
And the news will at least put a smile on the artist’s many Malawian fans who are hoping to see him performing live in the country for the first time.
Busy Signal’s brother and manger, Galey Gordon in an interview with Music News last week dismissed reports that the dancehall deejay is billed to perform for an event in Malawi.
The dancehall artist himself also told his twitter fans he was not coming to Malawi as there was no contractual agreement.
But on Saturday both Busy Signal and the management tweeted that they are currently discussing with the festival organizers.
”Turf Music is now in negotiations with Malawi.” Big up to my fans worldwide. BUSY!! TURF!!,” reads a tweet from Busy Signal.
Sand Music Festival organizers confirmed to Nyasa Times that they were indeed in negotiations with the dancehall artist.
”Yes we are negotiating and Malawians should be patient. We will officially communicate when everything is done,” said Nkhwachi Mhango, the festival’s cordinator.
The organizers last week suspected a communication breakdown between the artist and Big Base Entertainment whom they hired to broker the deal.
Big Base Entertainment is the one that has also brokered the deal for Busy Signal to perform in Zimbabwe on October 24.
“We believe there has been breakdown in communication between Busy Signal’s management company and Big Base Entertainment. We are working towards sorting out this hitch and we will issue a communiqué to update. Meanwhile, be assured that come October 30, Bust Signal will
perform at Sand Music Festival in Salima,” assured the organizers.
Signal best known for the number one hits Dreams of Brighter Days, Come Over, The Gambler was expected to fly straight from Zimbabwe to perform at the festival. He was expected to be in the country for six days.
Lucius Banda weeks ago told the press the choice of Busy Signal as the headliner of this
year’s event was part of the festival’s desire for innovation.
Banda described Busy Signal as not only a landmark for the festival, but also someone
who will create opportunities for local artists.