Nigerian superstar, WizKid is expected to perform in Uganda later this year. But before his show here, he is scheduled to join hip hop and RnB sensation Chris Brown in Mombasa, where they are set to perform for those with ‘deep pockets’ next month.
The glamorous event, dubbed the Mombasa Rocks Music Festival, will be a twelve hour outdoor music festival, with Moet Hennessy the main sponsors of the show which will be a no-go for pretenders of the Arabian Princes like Uganda’s South African-based ‘Rich Gang’ quartet.
The show is aimed at attracting the crème de la crème of the industry although it has not yet been revealed who will be the curtain raisers for the two big artistes.
However, the show is costing them their kidneys and livers! The entrance fee to the show in Ugandan currency is Shs350, 000 for regular, Shs700, 000 for VIP and Shs1.75m for VVIP.
This will be first visit to Kenya by the American singer whose real name is Christopher Maurice.
The singer, songwriter, dancer and actor was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age; Chris Brown signed with Jive Records in 2004, and released his self-titled debut studio album the following year.
It peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 and was later certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), selling an overall three million copies worldwide.
With his first single Run It! peaking atop the US Billboard 100, Brown became the first male artiste as a lead since Diddy in 1997 to have his debut single top the chart.
His second album Exclusive (2007) spawned his second Hot 100 number one Kiss Kiss, in addition to With You and Forever.