Glen Washington (born Glenroy Washington 1955) is a Jamaican reggae/soca singer-songwriter and drummer. He is set to perform soon in Kenya. The Jamaican reggae songwriter and drummer arrived this week to a rousing welcome from fans including Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja.
Today, Monday at the RidgeWays Inn in Kiambu, his concert organized by Dread Brothers Promotion, Shashamane International and Ridgeways Inn-the Yard is set to hold.
Now what Kenyans are asking is will Washington’s return brings back memories of his last show in Mombasa 13 years ago, that almost flopped after he turned up on stage after midnight to the disappointment of many fans?
In the recent past, other artistes visiting Kenya have also disappointed their fans.
1. In 2016, Koffi Olomide was deported following an incident at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
2. American rapper Chris Brown’s Mombasa show flopped following poor attendance, lack of local artistes and high ticket prices. VVIP tickets cost Sh50,000 while regular ones were sold for Sh10,000.
3. This year, Nigerian artiste Tekno disappointed fans after he performed for only 30 minutes on stage after keeping them waiting for several hours. He turned up at 3am to the chagrin of the audience most of whom had paid between Sh3000-10,000 for a ticket.
Sauti Sol’s Bien-aime Baraza however criticized Kenyans for not supporting local artistes. “Kenyans have once again taken to social media to rant about Tekno. Camp Mulla makes a comeback and instead of that being the main attraction it’s Tekno!!!’ You really deserve what happened to you last night” he wrote on Twitter.
Call him whatever you want but Bien Aime is among the celebrities who never filter their words when it comes down to telling people off.
Glen Washington Live at The Monterey Bay Reggae Festival
Will you be attending Glen Washington concert today?