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Busy Signal finally headed for Zimbabwe


Zimbabwe bound ... Jamaican dancehall star Busy signal

23/09/2015 00:00:00
by Anna Chibamu
 
 
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TOP Jamaican dancehall deejay and singer Busy Signal has confirmed he will perform at a concert scheduled for next month in Zimbabwe.

The development comes as a huge relief to fans who had been disappointed by speculation that the much-hyped Busy Signal Live in Zimbabwe concert had been called off.

Organisers said the concert would be staged at the Glamis Arena in Harare on October 24 with the mega artiste firmed for hits like ‘One More Night’, ‘Brighter Days’ and ‘Night Shift’, expected to sate the appetites of his legion of fans.

Although this is not the first time that a Jamaican artiste has graced Zimbabwean soil, the show comes at a time Zimdancehall is currently at the apex of the local music scene and gaining international appeal.

And with support acts such as Jah Prayzah and Winky D having shared the stage with prominent international acts before, this time it will be a chance for man of the moment Killer T to further stamp his mark in the local music hall of fame.

The show offers the “Todakumbofarawo” hit-maker an opportunity to prove his pedigree and keep the visiting Jamaican artiste busy. Killer T’s music is currently enjoying heavy rotation on local radio.

But the arsenal of local artistes at the October show would not be complete without Winky D and Dhadza D, both of whom are drilled soldiers in the musical trenches.

Rubbing shoulders with stellar artistes is fast becoming a norm for Jah Prayzah who recently had a duet with accomplished Jamaican star Luciano. The track was featured on Jah Prayzah’s latest project titled Jerusarema.

Chibaba will be out to prove why he deserves the title at the much contested gig that features his alleged arch rival Seh Calaz.

Meanwhile, Busy Signal, who was born Glendale Goshia Gordon, cannot be down played either.

Busy Signal - What If

After all, this is no competition but a mission which Signal is here to fulfil following footsteps of trendsetters in the mould of Bob “Nesta” Marley and what he did for Zimbabwe at its dawn for Independence.

Patson Chimbodza of Chipaz promotions, organisers of the show, declared: “All systems are in place and we are just waiting for the gig to explode”.



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Last year, the media was awash with reports that Busy Signal would perform in Zimbabwe at the Lion Lager Beer Festival but the deejay later distanced himself from the reports.

Busy Signal has been one of the star performers on the international dancehall scene since 2003 when he released his first hit single, Step Out.

The hit tracks Nah Go A Jail Again, Smoke Some High Grade, Tic Toc, and Unknown Number, which were released between 2007 and 2008, received a lot of airplay in the Caribbean and the United States.

From then on he released a string of international hits such as Jail, Whine Pon Di Edge, These Are the Days, and Reggae Music Again, which was number seven on the BBC Top 25 Albums of 2012.

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