Jah Cure, the King of Lovers Rock, is in Kenya for the first part of the African leg of his worldwide “The Royal Soldier Tour” and is set to perform at the Umoja Splash Festival this Saturday. The Grammy-nominated artist will be the main act at the Umoja Splash Festival at Uhuru Gardens, Langata Road, on Saturday, July 6.
Jah Cure is one of reggae music’s biggest artists at the moment and he will take part in a number of activities in Nairobi ahead of his second performance in Kenya as he goes on a global 10-city tour. He is best known for topping the music charts with global hits such as “Call on me“, “Never Find“, and “What Am I Longing For“, as well as global reggae number one singles, most notably “Unconditional Love.” Jah Cure has multiple critically acclaimed hits and has collaborated with many internationally renowned artists – Mavado, Rick Ross, Phyllisia and Jazmine Sullivan, crossing into hip-hop, Latin, Pop and R&B genres.
“You don’t even know how happy I am to be back in Africa, back in Kenya. There’s never a better time. There’s never a better place. I think here in Kenya I have a connection. The first time I was here was not official so I felt I had to come back and make it official,” said Jah Cure at a press conference at Westwood Hotel,” said.
The artist said he would take part in some activities, tour parts of the city and meet fans ahead of his performance on Saturday night. “It’s in our hands to keep Africa clean. We are the original kings and part of that is keeping things clean. Kenya is not a normal African country. Kenya is the number one state. Kenyans will get what they deserve. I’m here to explore, not to exploit,” he added.
The festival organisers announced a flash sale for the tickets.
“Tusker Lager is happy to support this festival. Its aims are in line with our ambitions as a brand, which is to bring people together and to celebrate life every day. Supporting a concert like this is one of the ways we can do this and we look forward to this celebration,” said Christine Mwaura, Marketing Manager, Tusker.
Local acts Jah Watchman from Dohty Family, Nutty Bwoy, Musikal Sherriff, Teargas and others are also set to perform alongside DJ’s Moh, and Zionites and Nutty Konshens at this edition of the Umoja Splash Festival held in conjunction with Tusker, Nairobi City County Government and a range of sponsors.