Morgan Heritage ‘swindle’ force Malawi Musicians body for aggressive rules on international artists

Musicians Associations of Malawi (MAM) says there is need for tough rules to be put in place for international music promoters to avoid duping Malawian music lovers.

Rev Chimwemwe Mhango, Martha Mituka and Lulu - Photo by Chris Loka, Nyasa Times

Rev Chimwemwe Mhango, Martha Mituka and Lulu – Photo by Chris Loka, Nyasa Times

MAM president Reverend Chimwemwe Mhango said this after music fans in Malawi complained that they were duped of their money after Morgan Heritage failed to bring in a live band instead used CDs.

Mhango said his office was overwhelmed with complaints.

“We don’t expect organisers to cheat people. MAM has received a lot of complaints. My in tray is full, there are many texts in my phone, on Whatsapp. Music fans want to find out what we are doing about it,” said Mhango, a respected veteran singer.

He said MAM, Copyright Society of Malawi and government share the blame because they have not put in place stringent measures to avert such malpractices.

“MAM, Cosoma and government were supposed to be notified. We were supposed to scrutinise the contractual agreement,” said Mhango.

He said his organisation, Cosoma and government will now work together to protect Malawian music fans.

Mhango said not long ago, music fans were robbed of their money after an international musician failed to turn up for his scheduled shows after people had already bought tickets.

The music fans have not yet been refumded their money. A South African music organiser who organised the show was arrested and his case is court in Lilongwe.

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Patrick Kamanga

Hahaha,ndalama aba,chamba aba hahaha.Wake p Malawi


Kutengeka Malawians, now you have learnt a lesson and better trust your own artist than these chamba smokers. What can you expect from a chamba smoker as a musician? Playing CD atachisuta to him it was LIVE Band….lol

Koma ?????

you head abt these shows, did you followup to check if all was in order?
organisers should also be honest …should tell unsuspecting fans that the show will be based on cd performance or live….let people make informed decisions…..

for example, the rumour about thidd once famous artist judy, will she use CDs? i dont think judy has an active band….so let people know in advance


this is planed deal we cant say organisers were not aware of this development

Bon Afrikan tiyankhuleni musangoti ziii! Ai. It’s called Bon Afrikan Production which is supposed to have functional departments. Like marketing(research), wefare, protocol and others. Even PRO which at this time would come up with a response to these complaints of CD issue. Otherwise it looks like it’s not a company as it is purported to be; it seems it’s one man show masquarading as a production company. A communuque is vital at this juncture, please to salvage the little respect that has remained of the name bon afrika production. It will take much promotion and marketing if this company is… Read more »


titus Scoti

A Malawi kupupuluma ndi zakunja. Tiyeni tizivina zathu zomwezi monga “tizingocheza” ndi “tsika msungwana tsika”


Just watch who brings intertainment. Foreigners they take Malawians as fool if I have chance I stinge them definitely. Ma foolish



Zanga Phee!

Good development,See my name

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