Today marks the late singer Bob Marley’s 72nd birthday and through the years after his death in May 1981, his family and the world at large have been celebrating this day in commemoration of the Reggae legend. Yesterday, there was celebration a of the legend’s birthday at One Love Beach Busaabala at concert dubbed Bob Marley Tribute.
Organised by Firebase Crew’s official Dj King and sponsored by Galaxy FM, the Rastafari themed party had a lot of thrilling moments. One of the moments was Madoxx Ssematimba’s performance who took to the stage at 11:33 PM performing songs like ‘Omukwano’, ‘Easy’, ‘Namagembe’ and ‘Rivers Of Babylon’ cover amid lots of cheers from the revellers who gathered near the stage to watch him live. It even got more epic when HE Bobi Wine and his wife Barbie joined him and sang along his songs.
On the other hand, the day began off well with revellers majority clad in Rasta attire marching in the venue. They were treated to the best of strictly Reggae jams which entertained them until 7:30 PM when the host Ras Peace MC invited the first performers of the night Ras Biz, a duo of Djs Culture and Alex who ignited excitement in the attendees’ with the with the classic live Reggae music mixes.
This session saw the crowd pull rear strokes and among them was Bobi Wine and his Wife Barbie Itungo who were seen dancing together as the people cheered them on before more performances took centre stage like that of Dj Ras Brown whose mixes thrilled fans as well.
After Brown’s showcase, the stage was opened to the artistes led by Apollo, Rocky Giant, Zex Inchi Kumi Bilangi Langi, Dry Tea, Young Mulo, Killer Weedz, Pilato, Natty Gal, Nash and Limu Limu and Mr Wind before Professor Nutts and Supa Marcus (Black Supremacy) took the wheels of steel to and threw the fans into a frenzy with more Bob Marley songs and other celebrated Reggae artistes in the world for a few minutes.
The last performances were from Nubian Li and Madoxx. Going forward, Bob Marley’s birthday will be celebrated at One Love Beach Busaabala and amongst the revellers was Australian-based Uganda singer SK Simeon, Henry Tigan and Vampino. Click this link for more pictures of the event
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