To perform on Saturday
Shaggy, renown for hits like “It wasn’t me”, Mister Bombastic”, “Wild Tonight”, “Strength of a Woman”, “Angel” and “Hey Sexy Lady will be jetting into town on Friday, The New Times has learnt. He’s going to be here to perform at a celebration of MTN Rwanda’s 10th anniversary. This concert will be held at the Amahoro National Stadium.
The reggae king, who is the only Diamond-selling living reggae artist (more than 10 million records sold), who has already performed in Uganda and Kenya, will be visiting and performing in Rwanda for the first time.
The tickets will be sold in three different classes: the Y’ello ticket Rwf2000, the Gold ticket at Rfw10, 000 and VIP ticket cost a hefty Rwf20,000.
Celebrated artistes both regional and local are scheduled to perform as curtain raisers. And these include; Rwanda’s very own, Rafiki, Miss Shanel, Family Squad crew and Peter Miles from Uganda.
Shaggy was born in one of the ghettos in downtown Jamaica. Shaggy’s international success began with the 1993 release of Pure Pleasure, his debut album.
It featured “Oh Carolina”, which became one of the biggest hit singles in UK’s pop history and went on to top the charts in nine other countries.
With the 1995 release of Bombastic, Shaggy connected with US audiences in a big way and the platinum-certified album won the 1996 Grammy Awards for Best Reggae Album.
Since his debut album, Shaggy has ridden a wave of popularity with a string of hit singles. His toppers include Nice and Lovely, Mr. Bombastic, Oh Carolina, In the summertime, Sexy Body Gal, Luv Me…Luv Me (with Janet Jackson), It Wasn’t Me (with Rik Rok), Your Eyes and Hey Sexy Lady, Shaggy has carved out an enviable track record in pop music culture.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Shaggy, singing in his signature deep throaty voice, was arguably the biggest success in dancehall reggae, becoming the genre’s most commercially potent artiste in the international market. He has released seven albums including Lucky Day, Hotshot and Clothes Drop.