After the concert announcement, the fear that “Anthony B might also fail to show up and disappoint us like Tarrus Riley and Gyptian” had began to build up among the fans until Wednesday the 21st of March when the Jamaican Reggae and Dancehall singer sent video drops of him at an airport in Ethiopia as he was destined for Entebbe International Airport, Uganda.
He finally touched ground today (Thursday) early morning at 4:30 AM aboard Turkish Airlines and was given a warm welcome ahead of the long-awaited Reggae Fest Jam concert slated for Saturday the 24th of March at the The Legends Stadium, Lugogo
A lot is expected and to break it all down, a press briefing was held today at the Lugogo based Legends Bar where more light was shed on what the fans and well wishers should look out for. The presser was attended by different journalists from different media houses, stake holders, representatives from sponsoring companies as well as the well wishers.
While speaking at the presser, The CEO Rasta Light Entertainment which is the company responsible for flying in the Jamaican international singer, Ms Olivia explained how it has not been easy for them to put everything together and get the artiste to come in Uganda but finally they did. She also expressed their excitement and how they are looking up to D-day.
Anthony B just advised the fans to brace them selves and come in large numbers come Saturday for he has got something interesting he is set to showcase.
“We know that that there are many different tribes in Africa so we want everyone to put that aside for a bit, let us all come together Saturday night. It’s about music, it’s about love. It’s not about discrimination, or separation. For us to be strong, we have to unite. I look out to performing on a stage show”
He stressed how Reggae music is a genre that preaches love, unity and it shuns discrimination, hatred, disrespect, suffering among others before he spoke out his message to Uganda as a country
“Uganda is a country and if you don’t start seeing all Ugandan as Ugandan then that is a big problem because a country that is divided amongst itself can never talk about unity, it can never move forward” Anthony B advised Ugandans.
In attendance was one of the local artistes slated to headline at this concert Bebe Cool who said that Anthony B inspired him to be an artiste.
“When I was a young child, all I wanted to be like was Buju Banton, Anthony B and Capleton, A few months ago I did think Anthony was coming to Uganda until a friend of mine called and showed me all the contracts. I am looking to perform on the same stage with one of my biggest legends in life”
Apart from Bebe Cool, the concert will also feature our own local headliners like legendary roots reggae singer Maddox, Irene Ntale, Dj Ciza among others.
Ug Shs 20,000, 50,000, 100,000 and 2 million for ordinary, VIP, VVIP and a table respectively is what you will need to be part of this concert.