By Geoffrey Korio and Kevin Oguoko
Hordes of riddim fanatics made their way to the Carnivore grounds as the Uptown Saturday dancehall gig kicked off, just as the night was peeping in.
The event, organised by Homeboyz Radio, saw Pulsers gracing the night in their super-white attires.
Dubbed the No Sleep Edition, Uptown Saturday had the Carnivore grounds brimming with scintillating mixes and well-choreographed dance floors, thanks to the creative lighting, party ambiance and artsy architecture.
This was the fitting time for the spin masters to showcase their mixing prowess.
Like a fine meal, the night was a three-course affair:
10.00pm —1.00am: Refreshing Roots
The theme for the pre-performance was quite lively. And the onus of thrilling the crowd fell on DJ Andie, as more fans kept streaming in.
Sean Paul and TOK’s dancehall hits were played to the delight of the fans as they enjoyed the nightdancing the nostalgic dance moves.
In a unique turn of events, Burundian Tusker Project Fame (TPF) contestant Samantha, who had been evicted that night, was given an opportunity to perform. Her piece sparked mixed reactions from the riddim-craved partygoers.
Her night of drama was far from over, perhaps having started as dramatically; she had tumbled from strong contender to evictee in one night, as her competitors brought in their A-game to counter her good show.
At the little interview phase at Club 2010, she seemingly sulked and sped off in her car leaving a trail of besotted, disappointed fans.