Despite the wet weather, recent decline in patrons supporting international artistes and high ticket prices, high riding international dancehall artiste Konshens was still able to pull over twenty-thousand patrons to Kyadondo Rugby Grounds, Kampala, for Uganda’s Golden Jubilee.
On Friday October 5, Konshens was added to the “music history book”. By 8:00 p.m. the traffic outside the Kampala Rugby Grounds was bumper to bumper. Patrons started rolling into the venue and taking their positions for the night. Konshens would take the stage at a few minutes before 11:00 p.m. in a burgandy and black plaid blazer, white t-shirt, dark blue jeans and burgandy combat boots. The crowd erupted as they heard “How Da Party Ya Look Suh” from offstage. Konshens entered the stage serving hits one after the other including ‘Forward’, ‘No Retreat No Surrender’, ‘Bad Gyal’, and Simple Song.
Konshens later declared during his performance “Uganda and Jamaica are both 50 years old and tonight, I will make sure you get value for each dollar you spent at the entrance“.
He introduced SubKonshus artist Darrio who electrified the crowd with his single “Hold On” and “School Fee”. Another crowd pleaser was “Siddung”, the number one song in Jamaica which is currently being played in the clubs and on radio in Uganda.
“This was one of the best shows ever in Ugandan history, we thank Konshens and can’t wait for him to come back to Uganda” says a fan who attended the concert.
During his set, Konshens introduced Ugandan artist Jose Chameleon who sampled his song Valu Valu. The crowd went wild and Konshens reinforced the point that Chameleon is the baddest artist in Uganda.
“It was an epic night….Happy 50th Uganda and Thanks for the Love” Konshens said.
Back in Jamaica, Konshens is gearing up for a host of events he has scheduled this Heroes Weekend on the island. Then he is off to New York for his final performance in the city for the year, on Wednesday, October 17th 2012 at SOBs.
For tickets to Konshens Hot97 Who’s Next “Reggae Edition” please contact Destine Media at 347-497-8874 or ticketmaster.com.