The much anticipated concert dubbed Umoja Splash Festival went down at Uhuru Gardens on Saturday Night with Jamaican Reggae Artiste Jah Cure as the headliner.
Jamaican Reggae artiste Jah Cure thrills fans to a fun filled concert at Uhuru Gardens (Photos)
The Concert was Fully packed and Lit
Revelers turned up in large numbers to witness Jah Cure’s performance as he was returning into the country for the second time after seven years.
Reggae lovers started to stream into the venue of the event at around 7pm. This was an opportunity for Reggae fans to have a one on one connection with the Rastafarians who were present at the concert.
Branded the “King of Lovers Rock” Jah Cure is one of the biggest reggae artist in Kingston Jamaica. Kenya welcomed him with open arms and days before the concert he toured different tourism attraction sites and participated in a clean-up exercise in Mihango, Kayole.
The show was curtain raised by a number of Kenyan artists among them; KRG The Don, Alvindo, Sol Generation’s first born Bensoul, Bundocks Gang, Donte, Kevin Brown, Natty Konshanz and the Lion Cornerstone band, Mighty Zionites, who prepared the stage for the main act of the night.
Jah Cure on Stage
At 2 am, Jah Cure got on stage and wooed the crowd with some fantastic love songs. This was my favorite part of the night. The way reggae fans had ditched their blankets to battle with the Nairobi cold, Jah Cure did not disappoint at all and he was worth the wait.
He delivered a 2-hour stellar performance that kept the crowd jumping on their feet as he sang; Before I leave, Wake Up, Pretty Face, Rasta, All of Me, That Girl, Never Find, Call on Me.
As a treat to the numerous reggae fans that had turned up, Jah Cure brought on stage 6 Maasai warriors to spice up the first set of his performance. He was fully dressed in Maasai attires.
Jah Cure’s band
Jah Cure’s band carried the night with their extra ordinary skills when it comes to handling their instruments. The band kept Jah Cure on track with their awesome skills making him perform for more than 2 hours nonstop and the fans left satisfied.
The MC of the night at the Umoja Splash Festival was MC Phillipo. On the Decks a number of DJ’s kept the crowd entertained among them; DJ Teargas, DJ Moh Spice, Muzikal Sheriff, Dee Jay Dii, Natty Bwoy, Mantel big Boss, Double Trouble, DJ Allad, Stevo Junior, Teddy Jam among others.
Celebs at the Umoja Splash Festival
The concert was also graced by a number of Kenyan Celebrities among them; Talia Oyando, Boniface Mwangi, Chipukeezy, Kartelo, Wilbroda, MC Alandoz, Femi One, KRG the Don, Havoc, Miss Katiwa, Abdi Omari, just to mention a few.
Jah Cure will be making 10 stops in various cities across the globe as part of his Royal Soldier Tour. In Africa the Jamaican act will only visit Kenya and Seychelles.
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