Konshens confirms he is on his way to Kenya
Jamaican dancehall artiste Garfield Spence aka Konshens is on his way to Kenya for a New Year’s Eve concert that will be held at Carnivore grounds.
Dubbed the NRGWave, the concert will bring together household names like Fena, Khaligraph and Sauti Sol. DJ Xclusive will be on the decks as revelers aim to usher in 2022 in style.
Konshens took to social media to confirm his trip, describing Kenya as ‘the motherland’.
This comes just a month after comedian Eric Omondi protested the influx of foreign artistes during the festive season, wondering whether local musicians cannot organize equally exciting shows.
“Honestly are we doing this badly? Is the State of our music Industry really this bad???????? I really have nothing against International artists. My heart is profusely bleeding for our industry. You honestly want to tell me that a @khaligraph_jones @otilebrown @realshinski concert cannot pull crowds on the last day of the year.
“I have no problem with Konshens. My Issue is our own messaging!!! We are and have been killing our own!!! It's all in the messaging people, messaging is everything. So next week Kenyan artists will be unveiled as curtain-raisers,” he complained.
In a rejoinder, Konshens assured Eric Omondi that no international artiste was trying to milk Kenya, stating that they only perform in Kenya because of the vibe and energy they get from their Kenyan fans.
“Blessings my friend. I find this very interesting. Many people are sending your words to me. Would love to sit down and hear what exactly your issue is. Are you upset with international artistes for loving your country? … Nobody is trying to milk your country. Your country just has a crazy love for all genres of music…,” he wrote in part.
The Backaz crooner went on to explain that he has a number of shows lined up in his home town on New Year’s eve but still chose to perform in Kenya because of the love he has for the country.
“I had 4 offers for Dec 31st all way closer to my home and less of a hassle but I chose Kenya. Because of the raw vibe & energy… We just love your country and your people and they love us back…” he added.
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