#RomainVirgo Rekindles a Musical Fire in #Nairobi
Contributed Article by What’s Good Networks Kenya – Last Saturday night the KICC grounds was the place to be. Throngs of reggae music lovers had already started to stream into the venue by 6pm, hours away from witnessing the Unit Band and Romain Virgo rock the night away.
Across the road, the country’s parliament building lay dead juxtaposing the energy and life the KICC venue held.
Not even the early showers on tat Saturday afternoon was an excuse to miss Romain Virgo debut concert in Nairobi straight from rocking world stages like Reggae Sumfest and The Houston Jerkfest.
Regional acts and soundstyems (Yard Beat from Japan, Agugu Family from Kenya, Mau Mau Sounds from Kenya and Shashamane from Kenya) performed the in shorts stacked sets.
Then came the moment everyone had been waiting for. Romain Virgo in person. First he appeared rocking a cream t-shirt, a funky jacket, dark shades and black sneakers. Walked over before the crowd and gave a bow.
He smiled at everyone but even more precisely, the ladies and the ladies loved the attention and gave it back to him.
His set was eruptive from the onset, delivering an eruptions of dances, jumping and yes, the melodic lines and teachings. He would ward off into some Swahili slang and give some amazing stage theatricals.
“Kenya nawapenda” (Kenya I love you).
A winner of Jamaican TV’s Rising Stars and hailing from the St. Ann Parish, Virgo found his niche tonight with songs that addressed love, relationships, minimum wage and even refusal to adopt criminal life.
He was never shy to show his love for fellow acts like Busy Signal, Konshens, Agent Sasco whom he sang cuts from their track and collaborations, and even Kenya’s very reggae ambassadors, own ZJ Heno and GMoney.
Closing the stage, he would give a bow and blow his final kiss with his last words, “Asante. Baadaye!” (Thank you. Laters).
Listen to the full review of the concert tomorrow on #LazeReggae from 3pm only on wgRADIO here.