No Busy Signal for Malawi Sand Music Festival

Jamaican highly rated dancehall artist, Busy Signal has dismissed reports that he is scheduled to perform in Malawi at this year’s Sand Music Festival set for Livingstonia Beach in Salima at the end of October.

Busy Signal mist for Malawi Sand Music Festival

Busy Signal mist for Malawi Sand Music Festival

Despite the hype and confirmation from the Sand Music Festival organizers and Busy Signal’s UK-based agent, Big Base Entertainment, the artist will not perform in Malawi.

Big Base Entertainment Director, Spencer Mutemasango told the local media weeks ago that Malawians should not be pensive about Busy Signal’s availability, saying it was confirmed the artist will perform at the event.

However, Busy Signal’s brother and manager, Gayle Gordon in an interview with Music News dismissed reports that the dancehall deejay is billed to perform for an event in Malawi.

The dancehall artist’s management has been quoted by and other Jamaican websites revealing that there is no contractual agreement for Busy Signal’s performance in Malawi but confirmed that he will perform in Zimbabwe on October 24.

The news contradicts Sand Music Festival Chairperson, Lucius Banda’s claims that they already signed a contract with the Jamaican artist.

In reaction, the festival organizers dismissed the issue, arguing “that is not the case”.

The organizers have however suspected a communication breakdown between Big Base Entertainment whom they hired to broker the deal with the Reggae Music Again hit maker.

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,” reads in part a statement from 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.

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kusonyeza kut kunali kuitanila malonda

yvonne mapemba

You have to tell us the truth whether he is coming or not


You guys why do you underate our country to that extent. If busy signal will perform in Zimbabwe why not in Malawi. Yes we are facing problems these days but we are far much better than Zimbabwe. Live in some of these so called better neighbouring countries and you will realise how much better the warm heart of Africa is.

charles venson mwambila

zosathe mpang’ono pomwe malaw ndalama yilibe due to cshgate


sizot muzingothoka mbola ife tikudikilila ngat ndzaboza mmzamfa imfa yowawa kunamiza khwimbi


Iwe C Sekeani on comment no.3 you should get it in your head that Malawians are not always sidelined as you put it. Malawians sideline themselves, they always want someone to do things for them.


we want busy signal not bust signal.


Malawi yake iti? After ku zimbabwe apita ku zambia then namibia nt nyasaland


Zautsilu eti kumabwera pa air kumatsikimiza he z coming 2 perfom here_ zili za mmaluwa- high grade? Or u wanna play Gamble… We lyk fun_ Yes, we want Busy Here_yes! Nde osamatipusitsa….ma agent achuluka….have a direct line kwa manager wakeyo…

Ancient P

Busy signal he wil not come 2 malawi…he z jst going 2 zimbabwe our neighboir country.

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