Jamaican Reggae Artist Chris Martin at the airport after landing in Kenya. www.businesstoday.co.ke
Jamaican Reggae Artist Chris Martin at the airport after landing in Kenya. Photo/ Courtesy

Initially planned to be hosted at KICC, the much anticipated Big Deal reggae and dancehall concert was moved to Impala grounds, Ngong road.

The concert will be headlined by top reggae and dancehall artiste Chris Martin who jetted into the country yesterday accompanied by top dancehall artistes; D Major and Future Fambo.

Apparently the concert organizers got an overwhelming response in terms of attendance which raised security concerns. Several heads of states are also expected to be in attendance. The current unpredictable weather conditions have also played a part in the change of venue.

In a statement, the event organizers said that the change of venue will not affect anything as fans will still get the full experience of the much-hyped event.

“Following the unpredictable weather and rains that have rocked the city, we have decided to change the venue to Impala Grounds. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and promise the fans a great experience featuring the best of international and local music, food and lifestyle – #NobodyCanStopReggae,” the event organizers said in a statement.

The Big Deal concert is a collaboration endorsed, as a result of the MOU signed between the Ministry of Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sports of Jamaica during H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta’s state visit to Jamaica.

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President Kenyatta’s trip to the Carribean country early this year encouraged the participation of our cultural and creative practitioners in festivals in the two countries. The partnership seeks to enhance strong cultural links between Kenya and Jamaica.

The Big deal concert will also see Kenya’s finest superstars – Bensoul, Elani, Masauti, KRG the Don, Havoc, Jfam among others grace the stage alongside the Jamaican trio of Chris Martin, D Major, and Future Fambo. 

Tickets are available www.mtickets.com/ *229*55#. Regular tickets – Ksh 1,500 advance and Ksh2,000 at the gate, while  the VIP Advance is 5000 and Ksh7,000  at the gate.

The Big Deal Concert has been sponsored by Ngoma Tucheze and Vybez Radio as the official media partner. Other partners include Coca Cola Africa, Parrotgroup254, Homeland Events, KICC Kenya, Afrotape, RFH Healthcare, The Good Company KE, Nairobi County and King yard Music. 

The concert is set to be the biggest reggae concert in the 254 and fans have been promised an out of this world experience.

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