KINGSTON, JAMAICA - The Spice island was ready for Jamaican reggae act, Konshens, and, if his winning performance was anything to go by, then he too was ready to make an impressive Grenada debut.
The event, Digicel Reggae Fest, was held recently at the Grenada National Stadium and also included on the line-up were heavyweight reggae acts Sizzla, Coco Tea and Jah Cure, all of whom did very well.
Konshens was the first Jamaican act on stage and, for him this was a double responsibility. Not only did he have to ensure that he captivated his own fans by throwing down a great performance, he was also opening for artistes whom he considers icons in the music business and he couldn’t afford to be anything other than spectacular.
But he isn’t called Konshens for nothing and with calm and confidence, coated with a little swagger, he worked his set like a pro. He started with the ever popular Good Girl Gone Bad to get the place pumped up and after that, it was smooth sailing as Konshens delved into his repertoire for songs such as This Means Money, Prety Devil, Rasta Imposter, Realest Song and Simple Song.
He concluded this segment of his performance with Gal Dem A Talk. Clearly, that was the song the crowd was waiting for, and Konshens decided to tease the audience just a bit. Halfway through the song, he called upcoming act, Darrio to do a stint on stage.
Darrio, who is signed to Konshens’ Sunkonshus Records, showed that he was no stranger to a big stage, and held the interest of the crowd with his two girl tunes, Girly Girly and Virtual Gallis. With Dario’s seven minutes of fame over, Konshens was handed back the mic and closed the show by singing all the verses of Gal Dem A Talk, much to the delight of his fans.
Of his first performance in Grenada, Konshens noted that it was highly anticipated by him because his songs have been given a lot of love by the people of that Caribbean island. Therefore, it came as no surprise that he had more than a few fans inside the stadium.
Konshens’ next Caribbean stop is St Lucia.