Morgan Heritage band dubbed the ‘royal family of reggae’ have caused mass disappointment amongst Malawians who went to Silver Stadium for their live show only to be treated to a music from the pre-recorded USB flash drive.
The reggae band has come under fire on social media after a performance from the USB flash drive, – annoying many fans who thought it was supposed to be live.
Organisers promoted the show as a live performance
Taking to Facebook rto vent their fury some users criticised the show’s promoters for appearing to mislead them.
Former radio presenter Tailosi Bakili posted on Facebook: “Wen Bob Marley performed at Madison Square Gardenz, he was called back on stage 3 times. The fourth time he refused. But those were the Wailers. They never used flash discs or CD’s. They played live music. Unfortunately, Bob Marley died and the Wailers are disbanded. So don’t expect too much from young kids.
Policitian and former cabinet minister Clement Stambuli argued that Malawians should Kutengeka a “ get contented” with the local music bands like Black Missionaries and Zembani .
“It’s just that our country brand in music is not up to scratch it’s time we started exporting our talented artists and play around Africa, I suppose we will get there,” Stambuli wrote.
Showbiz journalist Howard Mlozi wrote: “Malawi got amazing talent and let’s try it. I believe given the resources they can make it, even better than these so-called international artists whom we exaggerate beyond limit. Big up to the Black Missionaries Band, The Wailing Brothers, Soul Raiders, The Roots, The Solid Rocks, Mizu Band and many others”
Malawi’s Black Missionaries performed live as a supporting artist.
However, other were more forgiving, as football administrator Casper Jangale wrote: “I am totally flabbergasted that we are complaining for the grotesque mediocre show which the Heritage Family put on yesternight at Silver. We knew long way back that these guys want to romanticize with our ganja (weed), the Malawian gold, the contraband. But alas, we were caught up in the slumber, we were hibernating to realize that we got what we deserve. “
Funny Mbewe who attended the show said: “It was still amazing.”
She, nonetheless, expressed her frustrations that it was not live.
Audrey Mvula said the K10,000 he paid to watch the show was “extortionate fee” considering he expected a live performance.
Nyasa Times has contacted organisers fthe show but has yet to receive a reply.
The much-loved quintet, comprised of siblings Peetah, Una, Roy (known as Gramps), Nakhamyah (known as Lukes) and Memmalatel (known as Mojo) Morgan.
They recently released their new album Strictly Roots – their first independently released record.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :