Ma Blacks promises ‘explosive’ UK concerts

Hands up if you really want to be in the UK heat and be part of history!

Who? Black Missionaries AKA ‘Ma Blacks’

Where? Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.

What? Be there or be nowhere. Its Blacks Missionaries UK Invasion.

Why? It’s gonna be an ‘explosive music performance of a lifetime.

How? All is set and ‘Ma Blacks’ are ready to rock UK Malawians and music lovers with fireworks.BLACKS

Black Missionaries isn’t usually an outfit to pass up as all talk and no action; they talk less and act more, but not this time, it seems the illustrious reggae performing artists’ posse wants their fans to know what’s in stock – a music show of a lifetime.

Everybody loves the Black Missionaries and their infinite energy on stage, and they have no match in live performance, let’s make that clear. When they perform, they execute with perfection and give their fans a run for their money, they don’t disappoint. They’re always a marvel to watch and their music, a therapy to the hearts and souls.

Launched over a decade ago by music great of all time, the late Evison Matafale, The Black Missionaries band’s music mission has grown from strength to strength over the years despite having lost some of its key members through death, the Singano Village music outfit has survived the surges and have swam against the tides to keep going impulsively to another level.

It’s Malawi’s 50th independence and while Malawians at home are getting a grip on how best to celebrate this landmark political achievement from the colonial masters, Diaspora Malawians in the UK have something to tickle their desire on how best to commemorate five decades of self rule – the country’s most decorated music outfit will be with them for a maiden music showdown.

Southern Africa’s biggest multi-award winning Afro-reggae boyband of all time, Black Missionaries, popularly known as ‘Ma Blacks’ will be playing in the UK for the first time and promises fireworks to Diaspora Malawian music lovers guaranteeing their aficionados that there will be an inferno of entertainment during the music shows.

Speaking in an exclusive telephone interview with Nyasa Times, Black Missionaries front man, silky-voiced Anjiru Fumulani said Diaspora Malawians and all music lovers in the UK must brace themselves for a music thriller because the band is ready to entertain them to the bone.

Said Fumulani: “We are prepared and ready for the maiden UK shows. We promise our fans music fireworks and we ask them to be ready for an explosive showdown. We will give them nothing but the best. We have been waiting for so long to play in the UK and that now the time has come; we will give our fans a performance a lifetime. They must brace themselves for a music showdown.”

Fumulani, the lead vocalist, said the band is overwhelmed by the support it gets from the UK Diaspora Malawians saying that time has come to pay them back for their love and loyalty for the ‘Mulomowu’ and ‘Ndamusowa’ hits’ singers and performers.

“A good turn deserves another. Our UK fans have showed us love and support and now it is payback time. We will give them the best. We are what we are today because of our fans’ love and support. We appreciate and hold our fans so dearly everywhere in the world. We want to assure them that we will give them what they love us doing for them best, a quality live performance,” said Fumulani.

Fumulani thanked the organisers of the show Grace Mtolera-Mujungu of Grajoh Talent Management, Public relations and entertainment outfit and Norah Chiwaula-McLintock for making it possible for Ma Blacks trip to the UK.

In a separate interview, music maestro and award-winning songster, Anthony Makondetsa of ‘Uyu ndi Muyuda’ fame who will be on tour to the UK with ‘Ma Blacks’ said that just like ‘Kuyimba’ music kingpins said he is ready and sturdy to give UK Diaspora Malawians and music crazy-heads his best.

“The stage is set and I am more than ready to give out my all. I encourage Malawians to come out in large numbers for the music treat. We will give them something special, something they will live to remember for the rest of their lives,” said Makondetsa who is a direct cousin to the Chileka-based band leader, Anjilu Fumulani.

‘Done deal’

The Black Missionaries band, which is Malawi’s most successful group and is touted as the best live band in the business, and have nine albums as a group, more than any band in Malawi’s music history, were granted visas last week by the UK Border Agency to enable allowing them to travel to the UK for the shows scheduled for 28th June 2014 in Birmingham, England to be held at Iqbal’s Banqueting Suit on 136 Victoria Road, Aston B6 5HH from prompt till late.

The second show will take place in Manchester on the eve of Malawi Independence, July 5th 2014 at Sol House, Fairfield Street M12 6EL and the final show will be held in Glasgow, Scotland at a venue to be announced later.

Cover charges to the two shows is £30 for advanced standard tickets purchased online and those wishing to pay on the door it will be £35 while VIP tickets are going at £50 and including a bounty of free drinks and snacks and will be allocated a seat in the VIP area and these ticket can only be bought online only according to one of the coordinators Grace Mtolera-Mujungu.

And for those willing to purchase the tickets online must click and visit the links below:



In an interview with Nyasa Times Scotland-based Norah Chiwaula McLintock who is one half of the coordinators of Ma Blacks trip to the UK said everything has been finalised for the Malawi’s well-liked Afro reggae band saying what is left now is for the band to travel to the UK for what she described as the ‘best live music’ shows from the Warm Heart of Africa.

“We’re ready for the Malawian most admired music missionaries’ band to jet down on the UK soil to entertain Malawians and other nationals as we celebrate 50 years of independence. We encourage all those willing to come to the shows to purchase their tickets in advance to avoid last minute disappointments,” said Chiwaula-MCLintock blissfully.

Added Grace Mtolera-Mujungu: “We wanted to give Malawians something big befitting 50 years of independence and we couldn’t come up with a better band than Black Missionaries band, Malawi’s favourite music group and one of Africa’s entertainment outfit. Black Missionaries are a national treasure and we hope and believe that Malawians in the UK will have a great time.”

Black Missionaries Band manager Ras Ray Harawa said Nyasa Times in a separate interview that Black Missionaries were all set for UK tour and that the Malawian music royalty are set to give the UK Diaspora Malawians a great deal of ‘best entertainment’ package.

“We are set for the UK tour. We promise fireworks and assure not only Malawians in the UK but also all people from other countries. We will be coming there knowing that we’re representing all Malawians from home and we will give out our best,” said a seemingly confident Ras Harawa.

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