After missing out on one of Jamaican reggae artists, Luciano due to Ebola outbreak in West Africa Malawians have an opportunity to watch another Island’s singer, Fantan Mojah.
Fantan Mojah is expected to perform in the country on December 21 at Lilongwe Golf Club in a show which will atleast compesate the reggae music fanatics who missed out great entertainment from the Jah Messenger, Luciano.
Luciano was forced to cancel his first ever show in Malawi that was slated for October due to Ebola outbreak in some West African countries.
No Ebola case has been reported in southern Africa and singer Fantan Mojah while confirming of expected show in December said was keenly following updates on the outbreak.
His performance in Malawi is under courtesy of Born Afrikan Productions, which was also behind Luciano’s cancelled event.
“I am trying to keep updated on the news to see if they have it under control,” Mojah said.
Born Afrikan Productions- owned by South African based Malawian reggae artist, Nelson Shaba- has started promoting the event almost a month before.
According the organisers, the Lilongwe show will feature special appearance of Jamaican singer G’Ivoany, and will be curtain-raised by local artists including Blasto and Trumel.
Mojah once spoke against placing a ban on travelling to Africa describing it as a drastic decision as Africans are not to be blamed for the creation of the virus.
“I am not going to say write off Mama Africa, because it is not the people who carry that virus on themselves. I would definitely go to Africa to perform, because it is a continent and it’s only a little
part that is affected,” he said.
Fantan Mojah born Owen Moncrieffe is notable for being one of contemporary reggae singers who prefer to include positive themes in their lyrics.
He is popular for songs like Nuh Build Great Man featuring Jah Cure, Hungry, Thanks and Praises and has three albums to his credit- Hail the King (2005), Stronger (2008) and Rebel I am released in 2012.
Mojah will be one of several Jamaican reggae stars to perform in Malawi after late Junior ‘Jux’ Delgado, Chrisinti, Igulah Rastafari, Jimi Lyons, Kucha Knox, Michael “Ibo” Cooper of Third World band, Evarton Blender, Congo Bongo Jesse Jendah, Shalom and Mutabaruka.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :