He always goes by the lyrics in his song Sagona which goes like ………. Musamangomuona Chonchi uyu sagona, sapuma aaaaaa! musamangomuona chonchi uyu wavutika zakambiri…. (refering to a person who has little time to rest and spend sleepless nights achieve what he wants in life).
Straight from the two day Sand Music Festival (SMF) held at Sunbird Livingstonia Hotel in the Lakeshore District of Salima last weekend, the Malawi’s celebrated music icon Lucius Banda is now heading to South Africa where he has been invited to perform at an International Reggae Concert dubbed ‘All Nations Reggae Fest’.
This is an annual event which brings together artists from different countries and the event is organised by a South African based group known as All Nations Family.
This year, they have organised two live music perfomances in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
According to an advert flying on the organizers website and various socil media platforms, the first show will be at Carfax, 39 Gwigwi Mrwebi Street Newton, Johannesburg on Saturday 5th November, 2016.
The follow up gig in Cape Town will be a week later on 12 November 2016 and the venue is Castle of Good Hope.
“This November we will witness five international reggae artists on one stage at the All Nations Reggae Fest 2016, three artists hail from Jamaica (Bushman, Etana and Turbulence), Souljah Luv from Zimbabwe and Lucius Banda from Malawi” reads the information posted on www.allnationsfamily.com.
Turbulence was here in Malawi and co-headlined the SMF alongside Tanzanias Diamond Platinumz.
All the artists at the reggae festival will be backed by the All African, Seven Piece- Nations Band.
Apart from the top five headliners, there are several other artists lined up to warm up the stage at both venues.
These include The Lucky Dube Band featuring Skelton Blazer, Mad Koolia, Teedo, Commander Bee, E Man, MC Bada Bada, Ridimentals, Black Kalamawi, Yagga Flame, Bashmouth Sound, Tripple Crown and Ras Riggie.
Lucius Banda already confirmed his participation.
“Soon after Sand Festival-Jozi and Cape Town come and support me. Its the only show I will do in South Africa this year,” announced the musician famously called Soldier .
“South Africa are you ready? Its this weekend 5th NovJ’burg, next week Cape Town” posted Soldier on social meadia.
According to the organizers, advanced tickets are going at R250 while at the door they will be sold at R300.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :