Resurgent dancehall recording artiste Mr G is a big hit on the African continent.
TheSwaggerific deejay made a triumphant appearance at a show at the Speke Resort in the town of Munyonyo in Kampala, Uganda, on December 31, 2011.
“I knew that the show was going to sell off because from the moment I arrived, the major tv stations such as Capital One TV and Record TV came to the hotel to meet us, and N TV, the biggest station in the country, came as well. The buzz was incredible … even the Meet and Greet brought out a lot of media,” he said.
Mr G was the only dancehall act on the show, which also featured veteran reggae act Chaka Demus and Pliers, as well as major African stars, Bebe Cool, and Coco Finga.
Mr G was the penultimate act, blazing a high-energy 25-minute set that ignited the huge venue of 20,000 patrons. He hit the stage singing his recent top-10 hit, Beat Dem Bad, before seguing into Swagarrific which was met with great cheers. He then deejayed a recent single, We Never Like Dem, before launching into a medley of early dancehall hits that included Big Man She Want, Fatty Boom, Nah-nah-nah-na, Work We A Work and Wine Pon It.
He closed his set with his most recent hit single, Clean, which features heavyweight act Beenie Man.
“The Africans were a great audience, they really appreciate dancehall and they seemed to love my performance because since I have got back to Jamaica, I have received 300 requests on Facebook from people in Uganda. I love Uganda, I can’t wait to go back,” he said.
He may just get his wish because there have been discussions with the Talent Africa booking agency to do a trio of shows across East Africa within the next couple of months.
“Right now, mi ready fi the world,” a confident Mr G said.
Source: THE STAR
Mr G will be shooting a video for Clean next week.Tweet