22 September 2016
VISITING Jamaican reggae family, Morgan Heritage, will next month unveil their latest single – Selah – to locals on their maiden tour of Zimbabwe.
The single, which was unveiled early this week in Jamaica, explores the beauty of Africa while questioning the US’ status as symbol of freedom, according the group’s producer Winta James of Overstand Entertainment.
And being their first visit to Africa after launching the single, Zimbabwean reggae/dancehall lovers have every reason to be ecstatic when the mighty reggae band unveils the single to Zimbabwean fans.
Local acts superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, Winky D, Freeman and the duo of Godfatha Templeman and his sidekick Gary B, will provide cover at show to be held at HICC on October 8.
Despite being the main attraction, event organisers say, the group won’t visit our shores empty handed but with a special track for Zimbabwe and Africa at large.
“The group has just released a single titled Selah and it’s a special track for Africa – Zimbabwe included – where they share the beauty of the continent.
“It was released early this week in Jamaica and it’s their first production after winning a Grammy in February this year with album Strictly Roots,” said 2 Kings Entertainment publicist, Dee Nosh.
“As for preparations, all is course and the new single is also a bonus to local fans.
‘We simply urge fans to show up in numbers.”
Similar sentiments were shared by the group to largeup.com via email.
“Selah is the first single from the new album coming Spring 2017.
“The song is just us sharing what we discovered about this beautiful planet we live on called earth.
“Our hope is that this song and video will encourage people to travel and full joy the blessing that Jah has bestowed upon us when he brought us into this planet called earth,” wrote the group.
Meanwhile, 3000 advance tickets for the much-anticipated show are now selling like hot cakes on the market.
The royal reggae family is also expected to jet in later this month ahead of their performance.
Popular emcee and dancehall/reggae scout Godfatha Templeman along with his sidekick Garry B will be on standby.
To ensure that fans get real value for their money, a star-studded line-up of local acts will also add variety at the show.
The inclusion of Tuku who was roped in last week has also raised the appeal of the show.
Tuku, who turns 63 tomorrow and is expected to launch his new album on September 30, is also expected promote his album at Morgan Heritage show.
And Tuku whose stocks continues to rise with each passing day, is also expected to give fans value for their money as he leads an array of local acts performing at the show.
As for Winky D, he is currently in the studio working his album due for release before year-end and he has been afforded another chance to meet old and new fans.
To date, 2 Kings Entertainment has hosted a number of international artistes on home soil.
Their major show was the Chris Martin show with they partnered with Red Rose Entertainment who brokered the deal and most recently Mafikizolo and rapper K.O on own.
In December this year, the stable is set to host another top Jamaican reggae/dancehall outfit.
It appears Zimbabwe has become a haven for Jamaican artistes since Independence.
The late Bob Marley performed at the Independence celebrations while other acts caged Buju Banton also visited our shores.
At the turn of the century, more reggae/dancehall acts have visited our shores namely Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Luciano, Busy Signal, Chris Martin, Romain Virgo, Mr Vegas, Turbulence, Kalado only but to mention a few.