30 November 2012

Kenya: High Priest of Reggae Pops By Haile Sellasie Ave

Photo: The Star
Jah Cure.

Lover boy Jah Cure jetted into Nairobi this morning ahead of his first ever concert in Kenya slated for the Kasarani Sports Complex tomorrow.

Real name Siccaturie Alcock, the 34-year-old musician is fondly referred to as the High Priest of Reggae.

One of the first things he did before heading to his hotel at about 4.40am was take a picture on Haile Sellasie Avenue, in celebration of his rasta roots.

The singer/songwriter got into music in the early 90s and rose to fame within that decade, before his rise was curtailed by a stint in prison.

While driving around in 1998, the musician was pulled over by police and arrested for gun possession, robbery and rape. He served 8 of his 15-year sentence and immediately started performing a month after he was released.

Uncommon to most musicians, he continued recording music while in jail via a digital recording studio, churning out three albums and several singles.

Jah Cure's slightly gritty voice is well liked, especially on hit songs like Call on Me and Unconditional Love.

Tickets to the event are Sh2,000 advance, Sh3,000 at the gate and Sh5,000 for VIP.

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