It has been a long awaited two weeks of non-stop fun and excitiment as Romain Virgo graced Kenyan soil. Upon arrival he addressed the media at an exclusive press conference held at the superior hotels-Westwood Hotel in Westlands.
Him and his band also went to see Nairobi Governor-Evans Kidero courtesy of PAPA BINGI of SHASHAMANE ENTERTAINMENT who welcomed them to the city. This was done a week before his maiden show in Nairobi,as he had to travel to Zimbabwe for another show which he says went quite well.When he came back to Nairobi, he had media interviews back-to-back and also went to the Nairobi National Park hoping to see a lion.
Fast forward to last Friday evening where he made a special appearance at Club Asylum and Space Lounge.He was received very well by the Kenyan public there.On Saturday evening,the much anticipated ‘Soul-Provider’ concert happened at the KICC COMESA GROUNDS and people started streaming in as early as 7pm.Nice reggae music was played from the stage by guest djz-Yah Beat from Japan as Hypeman ZUGU from Germany was the MC for the night.
At about 10pm the curtain raisers set the pace for the show and were from all over Africa.There was one dancehall artist who came from Sudan,Fidempa the beat Killah performed quite well,The ‘Fisilet’ crew also did their thing,Vivian performed with a live band,there was an artist from Mombasa who also took to the stage then Hart The Band gave a stellar performance.
Music mixes were still played as ZUGU continued to hype up and warm the crowd.Then at about 2:05am Romain Virgo took to the stage.He came on with the Unit Band all the way from Kingston Jamaica.The love crooner gave a heart-warming two hour performance that left people especially the women in awe of him.He even shed afew tears to show his gratitude for the warm recepetion he received from his Kenyan fans as the revllers sang all his songs back to back.
He sang songs like ‘Love Doctor’,’Love Sick’,’Fade Away’,’Worry About Them’,and ‘I know better’ just to name afew.This is one performance that left people stunned and starstruck as he danced,jumped,sang his heart out and outdid himself.He was even called back to do afew more songs which he was much obliged to do for another twenty minutes.Just after his performance ended,he was escorted to his rider by bouncers and security detail as fans followed him for photo opportunities.
He took some photos with them and gave out CDs and photos to them outside his window before being driven away to his hotel.Music was played for about an hour before the people left the premises.