Morgan Heritage ready to work with Malawi artists

Renowned reggae band the Morgan Heritage have expressed desire to work with Malawian artist after successfully recording a song with Nelson Shaba a.k.a Born Afrika.

Morgan Heritate: We will be back
Morgan Heritate: We will be back

This was disclosed during a news briefinhg the band had on Saturday in Lilongwe, Malawi’s Capital.

The band is on a world tour promoting their new album, Strictly Roots, and will perform in
Malawi courtesy of the country’s music promoter and reggae artist Born African.

“We are happy to in Malawi for many years, as a group we have the desire to be in Africa, a warm continent and we are here back home.

“As we were starting our journey to Malawi, we didn’t understand what they meant by saying ‘a warm heart of Africa’ but soon after landing at the airport,  we understood. This is a very beautiful country, warm, green and the mountains with lovely people, it’s been a great experience,” said Peetah Morgan.

Working local artists

The crew was honest enough to disclose that they have never sampled many Malawi reggae music but have worked closely with Born Afrika and therefore open to serious local musicians.

“We have produced one song with Born Afrika and if there is an opportunity we are ready to work with more Malawian artists. We want to give back to our home, our recording company Cool To Be Conscious (CTBC) will have music projects in Africa, so yeah we are here,” said Mojo.

However, Peetah had tips to local musicians on how to prosper in the industry.

“Sometimes we he to  persevere, for us to reach this far we have to pass through thick and thin. What is Paramount sometimes is to spend time listening to established musicians. If its reggae then listen to Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Fantan Mojah, Luciano and other great musicians, the same applies to Hip Hop and different roots genres.

“You don’t rush into studio without knowing what you want to come out with. Do your voices again because that also matters most in music. I can say Africa had the best vocalist in reggae music in the name of Lucky Dube, he was great (may his soul rest in peace) and Malawians can also do the same,” he said

To be back
Taking his turn, Mojo disclosed of the second coming to Malawi next year.

“As you can see, some of supporting band members are not here with us for various valid reasons beyond our control. We have cancelled the Zimbabwe show but didn’t want to let down Malawians so we have to come and be assured we will give out massive performance.

“We are planning a big event in Malawi next year around October with the whole band crew. It will not be us alone but several Jamaican artists because we want it to be like a festival,” he said while thanking Born Afrika for having passion in promoting reggae music.

Afrika said as a Rasta he is determined to be part of enlighten people on the movement of Rastafari as a way of life and reggae music.

“I love Rasta’s way of way of life, I like reggae music and am determined to work hard is spreading the message through music. If you love reggae and Rasta, you will do your utmost best to take part in the   building part of it because if we  all bring a brick for a house for sure it will be done,” he said.

Born Afrika has managed to bring renowned reggae artists from Jamaica like Fantan Mojah and Luciano.

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Ras Mix
Ras Mix
6 years ago

Born Afrika I saw him and heard of his music @ what was warehouse that time,he is cool and polite,but @ this time around he worked with crooks

6 years ago

Morgan Heritage dont ever comeback 2 Malawi we don’t need you back.

6 years ago

on what cds

6 years ago

who is born africa….mi hav neva head about him ….b4…kma pon [email protected] pupas….

Evans experience jombo

Reggae music full of strong message endeed….

6 years ago

Please who is Born Africa?tel me.Malawian?

6 years ago

Who is this Born African?

You are telling us you did not come the whole band meaning we will only dance from a CD like a disco? NDE bola ma blacks tu.

boba fett
boba fett
6 years ago

who’s born africa? a picture and his full profile would be appreciated. thanx

6 years ago

Big up Bon Afrika,big up Royal aim,one love,one God.

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