By Nangayi Guyson
Kampala, Uganda – Ugandans in the Capital Kampala on Friday night felt the music of the Jamaican dance hall king and queen, Konshens and Alaine, and were entertained in style during a concert at the Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala.
The two celebrities arrived in the country on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, respectively for a largely advertised concert sponsored by Crown Beverages Limited under its flagship brand Pepsi. The two had earlier promised to set ‘Kampala on fire “Tomorrow it will be mad, we are going to have a great show, Ugandans showed me love the first time I was here. The crowd had a lot of energy. People know the songs and sing along. And the ladies, are very beautiful,” he said during a press conference. ”They should expect even more this time around,” he added.
Before the show, there was a meet and greet party on Thursday at Club Venom, in Kabalagala which attracted many Ugandan fans and left the club packed to bliss. VIP revelers were treated to a private show and could take photographs and also had autographs from the Jamaican heavyweights at a fee of 50,000 Uganda shillings.
Tickets for the Lugogo Cricket Oval concert at only Shs 25,000 and Shs 75,000 for VIP.
Social Medias like Facebook and twitter have been awash with news of konshens and alaines performance in Kampala with fans as far as Kenya and Tanzania promising to attend the much anticipated show.
Pepsi Customer Marketing Manager Jeff Ssekandi said “as it was promised, we have showed the best for customers who have supported the brand through the years.
Konshens made a massive concert in Kampala last year which saw a large number of people attending. His largely successful show prompted organizers to recall him for a second show this year after Movado disappointed fans by not showing up after his expected performance in Kampala last year which kept on being postponed,’’ Konshens is probably the biggest thing that has happened to Uganda, he can come to Uganda as much as ten times but we are never going to get tired of him’’ remarked one reveler who was on his way to the meet and greet party for the stars at venom nightclub.
Konshens and alaine are expected played their biggest hits. Among konshens biggest hits are Couple up, Stop sign, gyal a bubble, we the best sidung. Alaine is also expected also perform her top hit like no ordinary love, sacrifice, colour blind, without you and nakupenda pia which is a collabo with Kenyan singer wyre.
Konshens, born Garfield Delano Spencer in November 1 1985, and Alaine Laughton popularly known by her first name was born in September 21 1978 in new jersey U.S.A and later she relocated to her hometown Kingston Jamaica. She has also been spearheading the fight against Aids by actively spreading the word about HIV and safe sex to high schools throughout Jamaica, and will be showcased as one of twenty artists in the movie Made in Jamaica which is being directed by Jerome Lapperrouzas.
Kampala city has become a favorite scene for international big stars like Konshens and Alaine who performed at lugogo stadium in Kampala on Friday. Other big stars who have recently been in Kampala are Demarco, Sean Paul and elephant man who are big names in the music industry in Jamaica and the international music stage. Jamaican music has become so popular in Kampala clubs and they are favourites in nightclubs which send revelers into a frenzy when played.