Buju Banton expected in Nairobi tonight ahead of Saturday concert

By Sarah Ibrahim On Thu, 13 Feb, 2020 15:36 | < 1 min read
Celebrated Jamaican musician Buju Banton will be performing in Nairobi on February 8, 2020. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
Celebrated Jamaican musician Buju Banton will be performing in Nairobi on February 15, 2020. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

Celebrated Jamaican musician Buju Banton who is set to perform in Nairobi on Saturday is set to land in the country tonight at 10 pm.

The musician is set to have a press conference half an hour after his arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport.

Banton, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie, will headline a reggae and dancehall concert at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).

On Friday, the reggae star will visit K24 TV, which is the event’s official television partner. NRG is the concert’s official radio sponsor.

The concert’s tickets range from Ksh2, 000 to Ksh10, 000. Normal charges are between Ksh2, 000 and Ksh3, 000, whereas VIP tickets go for Ksh5, 000 for early buyers.

At the gate, on February 8, VIP tickets will go for Ksh9, 000.

Batty Rider, Steppa, Untold Stories, Love SpongeDestiny, Mama Africa, are among the musician’s popular hit songs.

Banton, 46, joins a long list of Jamaican artistes who have performed in Kenya, including Grammy-nominated teen Koffee, Etana, Chris Martin, Konshens, Jah Cure, Chronixx, Glen Washington, Duane Stephenson, Richie Spice, Luciano, Tarrus Riley, Romain Virgo, Alaine, Morgan Heritage and D Major, UB-40 among others

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