Reggae music concert turned chaotic after Tarrus Riley and Demarco failed to turn up on stage

by DHRW
(Jamaica)



At least 10 youths were arrested, several people robbed and property destroyed as angry fans fought to get back money they had paid for the show.


Jamaica’s top dancehall singers Tarrus Riley, Demarco and Ivorian Alpha Blondy were scheduled to perform at Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) on Saturday night but did not show up.

They were said to be holed up in their Eastlands Hotel in Hurlingham area after organisers of the show allegedly failed to honour their pledge to pay them. The artistes were to perform at KICC as part of ongoing celebrations of Kenya’s 50 years of independence.

More than 3,000 fans had turned up for the show after paying a staggering Sh2,500 for an ordinary ticket and Sh5,000 for a VIP one. Despite heavy downpour experienced earlier on Saturday night, the show kicked off well, with DJs and local artistes entertaining reggae lovers.

Things turned chaotic at about 2.30am when it was clear the main artists were nowhere to be seen.

Pleas from DJs to the crowd to be patient did not bear fruit as they started to throw bottles, stones and other objects onto the stage.

Fans overwhelmed security personnel and descended on the stage, vandalising the music equipment.

Not spared

Journalists were not spared either. Pulse magazine’s Pius Cheruyiot found himself as a guest of State when, upon leaving KICC grounds, he was forced to seek refuge in a police van.

“Hey, please give us a lift to I&M building,” shouted Pius who was carrying heavy photography equipment. What he got was the most unexpected as the hunter became the hunted.

“Young man, I am arresting you!” ordered the passenger officer who burst from the car after clearing the entrance barrier opposite City Hall.

With swiftness, the baffled journalist was heaved into the seat behind the driver in a double cabin truck.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Comments.

Articles On Dancehall Reggae World You Might Have Missed ......

Recent Articles

  1. Shane O - Keep Yuh Hail (Official Music Video)

    Jun 22, 18 07:00 PM

    Shaneo - Keep Yuh Hail (Official Music Video) - Dancehall artiste Shane O have released the official video for his street savey single "Keep Yuh Hail".

    Read More

  2. I-Octane Gears Up to Deliver More "Love & Life" Lessons

    Jun 22, 18 05:44 PM

    I-Octane Gears Up to Deliver More "Love & Life" Lessons - Fresh off an album release tour, and a special guest artist appearance on 5 dates of GRAMMY nominated J Boog's LOE Tour, the international bil…

    Read More

  3. Vershon Shoots For Summer with "Love Them"

    Jun 22, 18 02:46 PM

    Vershon Shoots For Summer with "Love Them" - Recording artiste Vershon is aiming to take over summer with his latest single, 'Love Them'.

    Read More

SEARCH THE SITE

What's New? Click here and See

Featured artist

[?]Subscribe To This Site
  • XML RSS
  • follow us in feedly
  • Add to My Yahoo!

Jamaica Sunshine Toutrs is an authentic Jamaican Tour Company

Recent Articles

  1. Shane O - Keep Yuh Hail (Official Music Video)

    Jun 22, 18 07:00 PM

    Shaneo - Keep Yuh Hail (Official Music Video) - Dancehall artiste Shane O have released the official video for his street savey single "Keep Yuh Hail".

    Read More

  2. I-Octane Gears Up to Deliver More "Love & Life" Lessons

    Jun 22, 18 05:44 PM

    I-Octane Gears Up to Deliver More "Love & Life" Lessons - Fresh off an album release tour, and a special guest artist appearance on 5 dates of GRAMMY nominated J Boog's LOE Tour, the international bil…

    Read More

  3. Vershon Shoots For Summer with "Love Them"

    Jun 22, 18 02:46 PM

    Vershon Shoots For Summer with "Love Them" - Recording artiste Vershon is aiming to take over summer with his latest single, 'Love Them'.

    Read More

  4. Alkaline - Fine Whine Lyrics

    Jun 22, 18 01:37 PM

    Alkaline - Fine Whine Lyrics - Too much history you make it so hard fi leave you Big woman ting, me nuh just want you me need you A mussi tru you pussi so tight Nuh matter how me cuss we fight Two a w…

    Read More