Tusker All Stars dazzle as they re-invent themselves

For the fourth week in a row, Alpha has trounced his fellow Tusker All Stars and managed to hold on to coveted top spot again, even as Davis made it back to the coveted top three spot.   And for the second week running, we had one of the lovely dancing queens from Uganda- Caroline - making it to the third place. The fourth show of Tusker All Stars - stood out as the one where Msechu broke the mould and performed a song markedly very different from the genre he is used to belting out.
Alpha (Courtesy photo)
Alpha (Courtesy photo)

For the fourth week in a row, Alpha has trounced his fellow Tusker All Stars and managed to hold on to coveted top spot again, even as Davis made it back to the coveted top three spot. 

And for the second week running, we had one of the lovely dancing queens from Uganda- Caroline - making it to the third place.

The fourth show of Tusker All Stars - stood out as the one where Msechu broke the mould and performed a song markedly very different from the genre he is used to belting out.

Thus, he sang a reinterpretation of Amr Diab’s “Habibi”. In a predictable move, he reached out to his female fans and had two of them join him on stage with Caroline and Amileena backing him up.

Next on the podium was Alpha and did not disappoint with a reinterpretation of a popular classic by the godfather of reggae, Bob Marley. He crooned the legend’s best loved classic hit-song, “No woman, no cry”.

Alpha has grown in leaps and bounds but has managed to maintain his love for reggae music. The Tusker Project Fame band gave him superb support in the background and overall, he proved that he can reinterpret a song and give it his own special twist.

Ng’ang’a, the resident joker of Season 3, was next on stage with a song by one of this year’s Tusker All Stars Music Director, Tim Rimbui.

His version of “Chuki“, however, had more oomph than the original as Tusker Project fame band leader and pianist Aaron Rimbui jazzed up the underlying beat for Ng’ang’a to sing along to.

Tusker Project Fame season four’s “Dancing Queen” – Amileena was next up with an earthy, African number by Zamajobe, “Dawo Yami”. She started off in a tranquil and soothing manner, but quickly built up the tempo as the song picked-up. 

Her former Tusker Project Fame competitor, Davis, was next up and took viewers on a heavenly trip with his rendition of the popular rock classic, “Heaven” by Bryan Adams. He not only thoroughly enjoyed himself as is characteristic of all his performances but also, as always, he stuck to his reggae inspiration.

Versatile performing artiste, Patricia Kihoro was next on stage with “Fever”, a song that was originally written by John Davenport and Eddie Cooley and has been performed for years by a variety of artistes all over the world.

Hemedy, the in house heart-throb was next on stage and he did a re-energized version of Nelly’s hit song, “Just a dream”. The new vamped up, rock version was a plus for Hemedy and the versatile young Tanzanian pulled it off wholeheartedly.

Rounding up the Tusker All Stars was Amileena’s dance comrade, Caroline of Uganda. She took to a traditional Baganda song, by Nandujja Annet, “Katonda” with Davis and the other pretty ladies as back up. Tusker All Stars.

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