Morgan Heritage slammed for their pre-recorded ‘live’ show in Lilongwe

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.

Morgan Heritage used pre-recorded music while Malawi's Black Missionaries performed live as a supporting artist.

Morgan Heritage used pre-recorded music while Malawi’s Black Missionaries performed live as a supporting artist.

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.

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Malawians u are lost . heritage did not call u to come . somebody called them . paid them to come as they did. Don’t be fooled by a fellow Malawian who took ur money and blame heritage . think more. Who paid for the show from day 1. He didn’t pay heritage money to come as a full group


mubwereso next year i will pay again to get in.stupid fellow malawians you heard the guys didnt you? they were not meant to come sumukunva pati? you are all here criticizing like simuzalowa ya next year, sakuziwani ndani? nyonyonyonyonyo pa cd…..ndiye? you seriously though you could pay k15000 to see basket mouth and 10000 to see morgan heritage???????? munamuonako gramps pamaso inuyo?? the k10000 was for you to just see them come 2016 we shall pay 30000 to see them perform live , ose osafuna azizakagona kwawo shupiti!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Day robbery Morgan

i took my wife to the show. I thot it was going to be live. But it ended up being a mimming competition. If I had known that it was going to be that way, i wouldnt have spent my time and money to go and attend. My biggest disappointment is that i went with my wife. She doesnt attend music shows. But we thot this one was going to be a special one off. My wife loves morgan heritage songs and i thot of being romantic and showing her that i love her so much by taking her to… Read more »



My son ZWANGE was pleased to see these guys live.


Mukuwona ngati show ya next year anthu adzalowa ambiri? Ng’ooooo, zinali zokhumudwitsa ndipo bola aabwere Busy Signal amene uja nd nyatwa

lewis joshua

kkkkkkkk yeah athu ambili ati mwabela k10000 thy could have just downloaded the music for k135★★☆☆

Moses Chakwera


Black Market

Zopusa kwambiri, I attended this function but very disappointing and I will do it again to be carried away by international brands. However Bon Africa did the show worthy the value I paid for.

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