Kenya’s pioneer dancehall artist Redsan is set to shut down Nairobi tomorrow 15th September 2018 at his album launch. Titled “The baddest” the album is the fifth from the reggae dancehall artist.
The star-studded album launch features Tiwa Savage from Nigeria, Dancehall superstar Demarco from Jamaica and Kenyan rap star Khaligraph Jones aka The Real O.G.The event will be hosted by top media personality Amina Abdi Rabar and talented comedian Timothy Kimani aka Njugush. Dj Kriss Darlin aka the president’s deejay and Dj Wesley will be holding it down on the decks.
The 17 tracked album consists of hits alongside Jamaican acts Demarco and Naila (formerly of Brick & Lace), Kenyan songstress Yvonne Darc, Tanzania’s fast-rising artist Ervix and Ugandan heavyweight Jose Chameleone. Available worldwide from September 14th, the album will be released exclusively for its first two weeks by Safaricom on their digital platforms powered by Skiza. Born Swabri Mohammed, Redsan is an award-winning musician who has managed to stay relevant all through the years with hits like ‘Shika Glasi, ‘ ‘Chicken’, ‘Yule Pale’, ‘Badder Than Most’, ‘Shoulder Back’ and most recently ‘Whine Fi Me’.
The much anticipated show, has had many questioning why Redsan needed so many acts as curtain-raisers. Redsan explained in a recent interview,“I am bringing my long term friend Demarco who I have also collaborated with in the album as the event’s main feature. I have also worked with Khaligraph before and we happen to share a similar vision. His dream to take Kenyan music to the world; which is the same as mine from 24 years ago when I first started my career as an artist.” Speaking about Nigerian Pop Queen, Redsan said, “Tiwa Savage was an easy choice for me because she is one of the ladies I really admire in the Afro Beats scene and plans to work with her are already underway.”
Redsan’s past studio albums include Seasons of the San released in 2002, Red in 2004, Pioneer in 2006, and Versatility which came out in 2009. In 2013, Redsan became the first Kenyan artist to get signed to Sony Music. He has since worked closely with Rockstar 4000 and Rockstar Africa, with the latter licensing the Baddest album.