By George Wabweyo
It’s going down this Friday – the Live Golden Jubilee Celebration concert featuring Jamaican sensation Konshens, real name Garfield Spence and Jamaican Number One DJ, G Money.
As you read this, Konshens and his crew, which of course includes DJ G Money, are airborne enroute to Kampala for what’s being billed as the concert of the year, dubbed Do Summn’, after the artiste’s monster hit.
Got your ticket yet? Rush to any branch of Nakumat or Mr. Price and you will be sorted – sh25,000 standard, and sh60,000 VIP. You might want to hurry before they sell out.
Select artistes like Bobi Wine, Navio, Young Mulo, Big Trill and Mun G will be the curtain-raisers, while Vision Group DJs: BK, Shiru and Bush Baby will run the crowds crazy spinning the discs. Gates open at 3:00pm, Kyadondo Rugby Grounds.
Meanwhile, as you get yourself ready to Do Summn’, here is some trivia you might want to imbibe about the main act – Konshens.
In 2005, Konshens gave new meaning to the phrase “Big in Japan” when his song Pon Di Corner took Tokyo by storm and was followed up by a full-length Japan-only album released in the same year.
Right now, it you could say Konshens is more popular in Japan than anywhere else. For some reason, the Sushi eaters really like him, so much so that his critically acclaimed Mental Maintenance album topped Japan’s i-tunes charts.
But the Japanese aside, Mental Maintenance also topped iTunes downloads in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.
And of course, course most of the album’s big tunes have ruled Ugandan dance floors. We are talking about Do Sumn, Gal Dem a Talk and Gal A Bubble!
Talking about Gal A Bubble, the hit recently paved way for Konshens to put ink to paper in a deal with VP records, an independent label for reggae and dancehall music, which is credited with the rise to mainstream airplay of acts like Sean Paul and Bounty Killer.
That means that VP is responsible for the distribution of his song. Konshens, as the name suggests, cut the picture of a conscience artiste and did play the good boy part with songs from
Real Talk, his first Album. He tackled social ills and conscious topics in numerous songs like Rasta Imposter and Youth Dem Want It.
However, in the wake of the incarceration of Vybz Kartel, who reigned supreme over the dancehall charts with vulgar and sexually charged songs, there has been a void in the industry.
Industry insiders claim that Konshens and his new raunchy and sexually explosive songs are his efforts to fit Kartel’s void. And dirty he can get. It seems to be going pretty well for him despite the controversy.
In his Clap Dat Booty video, he pays homage to erotic dancers and strippers. The video has been branded a mini porno and was shot in a strip club filled with naked girls plying their trade.
Alongside Left Side, the artiste he features, Konshens gets down to some pretty naughty acts. In fact, Youtube took down the original version from their site!
It is by far the most x-rated video ever done in the dancehall genre! That just tells you something; Konshens does not really spare the ladies. He is a known lady ‘killer’ and his looks, which have drawn him a lot of lady fans, tell it all.
So, when he is working the crowds on Friday, dear groupie, you might want to think twice about jumping on stage to have a dance with him!