Morgan Heritage’s Strictly Roots tour loots from Malawians

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…use CD’s instead of a live perfomance

The royal family is not loyal at all!

The billed to be show of the year by the Jamaican Reggae outfit, Morgan Heritage, which took place on Sunday 27 December in Lilongwe has left many Malawians who went and failed to go to the show disappointed.

Coming hot on the heels of a brilliant performance by Jamaican artist Busy Signal whose memories are still stuck in the minds of Malawian, the Morgan Heritage had promised a show of fireworks to Malawians.

Following a media publicity that boasted of two trucks that carried equipment for the show only, many people had expected that once Morgan Heritage signs off their deal, they will have conquered the whole country.

Morgan Heritage Show

Fans were let down at the show.

With only K10,000 Reggae loving Malawians had been promised a great show by Promoter Born Afrikan who earned a reputation of honesty after bringing to the warm heart of Africa the Jah Messenger, Luciano.

People expected that Born Afrikan would bring a brilliant  and fulfilling set from the Royal Family. However, it was only until a few minutes before midnight that the hearts of Malawians were broken.

Having enjoyed brilliant performances from local acts that were ably dished by the Lilongwe Reggae force, Soul Raiders; the Chileka based Black Missionaries and Born Afrikan himself, it was not until very very late in the night that a part of the Morgan Heritage group appeared.

However, to the dismay of most Malawians, the Jamaican group did not only appear late on stage but ahead of their appearance, some of the stage equipment had to be moved. A development that raised questions among Malawians.

The questions were soon answered as the group went into full gear lip-syncing the songs that were being played from a CD. This was against a background in which the local acts had performed live music.

They even opted to playing the CD’s without even singing forcing some patrons to leave the venue of the show after the time had already struck past midnight, meaning they had stayed all the time to midnight waiting for nothing.

Lot’s of fans were left frustrated considering the amount of money paid to watch the group performing in their tour also meant to share a recipe of their Grammy Awards Nominated album Strictly Roots.

“This was the same as buying a CD because we paid the money hoping to see the group performing but everybody was left frustrated to see the band using CD’s instead of performing live.”

“We enjoyed Busy Signal’s show at the Sun Music Festival in Salima because he did a live performance but honestly, we are disappointed with the Morgan Heritage band,” said some concerned Malawians.

The disappointing act continued for the who remained behind. At one point, the Grammy nominated outfit had to rap for themselves after sound went off on stage.

“It was terrible and poor. Imagine folks singing on stage to what you can’t hear in the audience,” said a frustrated patron, Dennis Mzingaya.

Other commentators have however faulted Malawians for wanting good things on a cheap platter.

“Did you expect to watch the whole Morgan Heritage crew for K10,000 only?” wondered one commentator.

Morgan Heritage is a reggae band formed in 1994 by five children of reggae artist Denroy Morgan. The group comprises of Peter “Peetah” Morgan, Una Morgan, Roy “Gramps” Morgan, Nakhamyah “Lukes” Morgan and Memmalatel.

As we went to Press, we were waiting for a comment from the promoter who many Malawians feel has cheated them with the show.

*Additional reporting by Aubrey Makina

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  1. Organizer wachamba, oimba achamba, mumayembekezera chabwino frm achamba? 2 ends never met! Anaimba kale achambawooo! Dziko lakwaoso lachamba, zinangokumana zamba zokhazokha, bolani lucius banda amaitana achamba koma iyeyo samasuta akafika kumalawi amamuza wachambayo kut uimbe kaye usuta ukamaliza, koma awa anayamba akasuta kayeee mmati angaimbee?

    • Kklklkkkk zoona bro Hammy, i agree with u kkkkkkkkkkk komande chamba chamba kkkkkkk eish!!!! A malawi kutota ndizakunja eeeeee apo ndeee!! Akhaura kkkkkkkkl

    • Kkkkk Ausman Msiska zamba zokha zokha zikapanga chanzeru ndikusekatu basiii kkkk umva kp the fiire burning jkkk chamba basi amalawi phuma amatengeka ndizakunja nzimenezitu azigwira mkuziona komwe kkk

  2. I wonder why people are complaining. may be english sitimaimvetsa. ananena kale akufika kumene kuti they will come again as a full band next time. meaning uwu unali ozangoona Malawi basi, not kuzaimba. komabe poti abwera, asangochoka no sound therefore ka dance kolawa kaja. ife tizapita akazabwera full band, titaonaso container ya zida, eyaaaa! tizapita. nanga anthu angobwera olo ka banjo ndiye mmati muzikavina chani kkkkkkkkkk

  3. a Malawi kujijilika!!!! he bola ine ndinakalipila ka 500 nkuonera mpira, nkukavina Ndilibe Polobulemu pheee heeeee mwabesa za January kkkkkk. Kujijilika.

  4. Iyaa enanu musamamgoti kutengeka apa gulu lonseli lingakhale lopusa, ingonenani munalibe munalibe yolipilira coz palibe amadziwa kuti kukakhala ma CD musayankhule mosefukira APA shupiti

  5. Iyaa enanu musamamgoti kutengeka apa gulu lonseli lingakhale lopusa, ingonenani munalibe munalibe yolipilira coz palibe amadziwa kuti kukakhala ma CD musayankhule mosefukira APA shupiti

  6. I got nothing to say about this am really sorry for my brother’s and sisters who loss there money is not means there stupid no but we got lesson now next time am sure that everything I’ll be ok right now let’s achieve our musician thank you very much everyone

  7. Munyanya kukonda ma artist akunja.Ma artist athu abwino onsewa?Why payin all that money kwa anthu akunja pomwe athuwa akukwera minibus popita ku show? #TISINTHE

  8. Vuto ndiloti aMalawife sitimafuna kutukulana timatukula anthu akunja bas tili ndi oimba ambiri sitimawachita surpport kwathu kuno, koma kutengeka kungofupa chinyawu chosavina kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  9. Mosabisa kwakura ndikudzikonda anthu akunjawa amatitenga ngati zidori zenizeni kapena zitsiru mpakana CDs.ndiye aliyense amene adadura tikiti ya k10000 atadzifunsa ndima CDs angati angagule pamsika?chonde amalawi anzanga zinthuzi tiziyamba taziunika tisanapange.

  10. Mukati magetsi ndichani upite kumafactory ukaone machine amphamvu kwambiriiiiiiiiiii mumanamizidwa kuti zida zimatenga moto wambiri anakunamiza,pepani 10,000 yapita mmadzi

  11. Malawians are goats osangotulukamo nonse bwanji if u observed the breach?Akanatsalamo okha.U r crying foul yet dzimabondo mix zinyophiro zinali mmwamba

  12. JOE GWALADI IS BETTER ALONE THAN MORGAN KKKKKKKKKKKKK Martha J Kwenda Sophie Oxofia Gondwee Gift Xander Mankhwazi Cris Gwati Mangeni Felix Gwetsani Moyo Homboy Nani Dearly Timothy Njolo Imbwah Vin Kapokosa Stella Mankhwazi Zwakile Molwagae Tamanda Hellen Kacheche Damiano Ligowe Prince Morris Musa Jambo Yoreena ThaSquadshy Mazinga Gee Alessandra Madalitso Njoka Joana Ng’oma Tiyanjane Ernest Piass Phiri Jack Kalondola Kiki Malvina Abotrica Negrêdo Telem Regina Kamuyambeni Sammantha Sirmeequa Cosmas Chitimbe Chrie Chrinzo Mankhwazi Mårthä Åpätså Mãliýà Tim-pages Nzika Chris Mgwisho Wongani Lil-k Kamwendo Augustin Kamuyambeni Diana Meltor James Harry Lunguja Nithin Letz ShaDowz Justice C Zimba Alexis Raymelle Chris Pon Lillian Louis Junior Chitumba Motso Kampheta Flank Kapachika Adam Jumah Omarion Piliran Juma George Nelson Phiri Kingston Kumbukani Deep Njoloma Annie Esner Mwalwanda Praise’ndrah Noxy O-KillerSabwa Ntambalikah Grecian Moyo Thews Wa Mabunya Sanchez Wa William Jimmy Kulemeka Rose Mkango Ble Kaludzu Vinnie Weed-man Camwndal H Wena Phambana Samuel Ashley Mpeketula Vincent Calvin Mpamanda Dowe Nkuziwaduka Christina Yvonnie Saweruzika QueenNyotso Pamlita Diana Pilingu Juliana Chilongo Evans Kunimba Baluwa Walelo Victor Sydney Patrick Sitima Gifted Ace Jizzy Myusic Lonje Samikwa Iweni Sadick Stella Jekem Godfrey Junior Kulemeka Anne Mzoza Carrow Jere Brenda Kamenya Jessy Matemba Helen Simpron Kennah Kenko Kope

  13. hahahahahaha…anyapala ; agalu; afiti; akukhaulitsani mapazi anu musandibowe ndalama zanga ziri phee……..ena kuvala za urasta ati kuzitsata ichooooo…chabetsa……kkkkkee

  14. Kuli Gwaladi,Moses makawa, John Malunga,Phungu Nkasa,Ketelele,Chibade,Mbenjele,fikisa nd achina sikelo.Koma inu simumafuna kulipila,lero ndi izo K15 grand kubesaaa and Makolo anu akusowa soap kumudzi mwapatsa mnyamata wachamba

  15. Guyz..MORGAN HERITAGE nyimbo zawo zambiri ndi ma RIDDIM…pali monga Scriptures, Seasons, Heavenly,Changes komanso Dropleaf riddim.. Nyimbo zomwe anayimba muma riddim amenewa ndizovuta kuti ayimbe live ndi zida komanso Reggae Style yomwe timati concious reggae..iyi imasiyana ndi style ya kale ngati ya achina Bob Marley Yomwe Imatheka Kuyimbira ZIDA. Koma consious oyimba ambiri zimavuta kuyimba live…

    • Bodza limenelo. There are beats that can not be produced using physical instrumentation. What was needed was intensive preparation. They would done it!

  16. Man is indeed by nature a political animal. My conviction tells me the organisers knew this arrangement all along, and it won’t even make sense to attribute this piteous behaviour to anyone else other than themselves…. Malawians,will we ever do stuff for a collective interest?…

  17. Hahahah 15grand kukamvera CD bax kkkk anthu aziwa kubesa bwanj hahahahahahahaha napepe guys mwabesanu bola mwaiona Morgan Heritage yo Live

  18. kkkkkkkkkkkkkk amalawi azanga tisamangothamangila zili zonse ka k15,000 ndi ka k10,000 grand tikanagulila zina zake.. kkkkkkkk nde kukubwera January ndi nzake February koma Morgan Heritage kundimvetsa kuwawa……….m

  19. It’s Davido last time,and today it’s Morgan Heritage,can’t you spend your thousands on localz?bravo Morgan!teach them how to mix CDs

  20. Sue the organizer or u paid just to c them mumaganiza mukangomuona ulele Kkkkkk. Koma Morgan ndiodula kungomuona K10 gran ine zandioneni k500 very cheap hahahah Kkkkkk ziboli ngupani

  21. I won’t blame dem bt the organisers coz they know the #Trut. They expected to perform in Zim bt they cancel and come to Malawi why? To my opinion the organisers persued them to just come n do this wat they have done.Am stil waiting 4 their another show in Octeber 2016 wen they wil also perfom in Zimbabwe. Blessed I!

  22. Bola mukanaitana Moses Makawa Thomas Chibade Ndi Katelele. Koma Ma Truck amationetsa anali ozaza ndi Disk , koma eeeeeeeeeh! Anabwera kuzagulitsa ma CD ake akale amene sankayenda malonda.

  23. Amalawi kutengeka,ine ndi black missionaries till death do us part coz ma reggae heavy weight anthuwa amativinitsa zedi pa Lilongwe golf club

  24. and am sure next time an Bon Afrikan bringsanother international reggae artist to Malawithere shall be low patronage because we havebeen angered by their karaoke show! we hopedfor a live band show and not playing discs. In simple terms I can call this the WORST concert Ihave ever attended!

  25. Vuto la aMalawi timapezelelana tokhatokha ndikumapeleka ulemu kwa anthu obwela akanakhala kuti wapanga zimenezi ndi Dan Lu kapena Lulu anthu akanagenda koma poti ndi Morgan Heritage aku Jamaica Anthu Anavinabe Ma Cd Omwewo….Kayatizachenjela Liti Kumalawikuno???

  26. nde chonchi kukqbwera oimba ena anthu akazapanda kupitako muzadabwe??? too much disappointments! pipo needs them to deliver..kwathu kuno ndalama ndi yovuta nde anthu akalipira it means they really want to see wat they paid for

  27. Kkkkkkkkk a Malawi kukonda zachikucha,now see what these ganja smokers did to you,next time tell them that’ll not go anywhere unless the refund you.

  28. Mr So So So Of The Heritage Family Made Alot Of Noise When He Came To Malawi Last Tym. He Promised To Give Malawians The Best Perfomance Ever. Mpaka Nkumati Sitikuda Nkhawa Kuti Busy Signal Was In The Country Because He Is Just The Dj And Morgan Heritage Is A Musical Band. Between The Dj And The Musical Band, Who Gave Malawians The Best Perfomance?