“It was total violation of my body and my innocent eyes,” Konshens said, trying hard – and failing miserably – to let his facial expression match his words. Unable to hold it back any longer, the laughter erupted and shook his whole body.
The deejay was describing the aftermath of his performance on Easter Monday for the people of Guyana, a land where reggae, dancehall and Konshens have the ability to bring out the best in music lovers. Konshens, in recognition of the huge and ever growing fan base he has secured there, took his ‘A’ game to Guyana and connected in a major way.
The concert, entitled Singers’ Anniversary, was held at the Guyana National Stadium and showcased the talents of dancehall artistes Lady Saw, Cham, Spice, Jah Vinci, Popcaan and Konshens. Thousands of hungry fans turned up to the event, which saw all the artistes representing well and flying the Jamaica flag high.
Konshens, whose single Gal Dem Talk has been one of the biggest tunes in Guyana
for over a year, got full marks for showing his appreciation for the love that Guyana has given him. When he touched the stage, that was the first song he
unleashed and the frenzy which it triggered was maintained throughout his entire set.
There was no holding back as Konshens “tun up di turbo” and reeled off Pretty Devil, Winner, Do Di Ting, Bounce Like A Ball, Rasta Imposter, This Means Money, Good Girl Gone Bad, Realest Ting and the most recent single to hit Guyana, Forward. The artiste and his fans were in sync and the more he gave, the better it was received and given back to him tenfold.
The vibes of the fans was unmatched. As Konshens himself described it, with a little awe, “Blank a bus … torches … people a sing … girl a bawl .. it was just incredible.”
And he entertained, calling up a girl from the audience to sing with him, after which he presented her with his T-shirt. She became the envy of every girl inside the National Stadium, and by the smug expression on her face, it was obvious that she knew it. Then Konshens called up yet another female, and this time he gave her something even more personal – his sweat-drenched merino. The young lady clutched it tightly and played ‘stuckie’ right there on the stage. She was so stunned that she just couldn’t move.
The artiste closed his set with Realest Medz, which is another anthem in Guyana
and after an encore exited the stage, leaving his fans still wanting more. However, Konshens gave his fans a chance to get up close and personal by willingly signing autographs and posing for pictures.
“I will definitely be back,” he promised, as they demanded to know when will be
his next performance in Guyana.