One more laudable reggae concert went down over the weekend. Nairobi came out in droves to catch the man Busy Signal live in color singing his hit collabos with unmatched Zeal.
Saturday 29th, KICC grounds, the heavy sound of reggae from various sound systems was what got us running to the stage. It was all red, green and gold colors at the open concert. Law enforcement and NYS lads had security on lock and everything irie.
A number of local acts had a chance to showcase their talents on stage including Frankie Dee, KRG, Vivien, Nazizi and Wyre before letting the main act of the night.
Busy signal hit the stage at 2am – better late than never. His band already settled in banging the ear splitting instruments. Busy, clad in a fresh red blazer, black pants and his signal baseball cap came up the stage singing ‘Steppin’ which features Chris Martin. The crowd roared in exhilaration and sang their hearts out. Soon after the first song, he took time to welcome guys to the ‘Peace concert’ and preached peace during the election.
Some bangers like Step Out, Free Up, What If, Gyal You good, One More Night, You Never Know, were received with high energy. At some point Busy burst out, “They lied you are coming out to see a Busy Signal performance, you are out here to have a Busy Signal experience”.
The experience stretched for 3 hours of back to back hits, fresh and old and the crowd kept the zing up and sang through it all. Besides being an excellent performer, Busy presented his human side and did vibe with the crowd on matters of peace, love, unity and humanity.
Another artist off the performance wish list and I’m glad it went on without a glitch. Busy Signal flew out Sunday morning to perform in Zimbabwe next.
Photos Courtesy of Moses Matiba
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