Jamaican reggae star Sheldon Campbell a.k.a Turbulence is set to perform at City Sports Centre tonight.
The show dubbed King of Dancehall will see the musician rubbing shoulders with more than 50 local dancehall artists. The line-up of performers include Seh Calaz, Kinnah T Jay C, Maffcat, Chattman Guspy Warrior, Ricky Fire, Shinsoman, Jiggaz and Spiderman all representing different suburbs across the country.
Event organiser Tawanda Chingara explains, “Local artists will be battling it out for a R10,000 prize while second and third runners up will pocket R5,000 and R2,500 respectively.” Turbulence will be the judge of the event.
Speaking at a media briefing on his arrival yesterday, Turbulence said, “I don’t know much Zimbabwean dancehall but from what I have heard it’s up and firing.” He urged artists to work together in promoting their brand on the international scene.
Turbulence rose to fame in the late 90s after being discovered by Philip Burrell. He has since released a number of albums including I Believe, United, Notorious -The Album, Songs of Solomon, Triumphantly, Join Us and Hail The King. He also featured in an episode of the BBC documentary series Storyville while his hit song Blood dem out was used on highly profile movie Show and Prove.
“When Red Rose Entertainment called about performing in Zimbabwe I was overjoyed. I have always loved to come to the mother continent and connect with my roots and I promise to give you my best,” said Turbulence.
The show starts at 6pm, tickets $5
Caption: Turbulence at the media briefing. Photo: Luckie Aaroni