After a thrilling debut  performance in Uganda in August 2018, and where he recorded the single ‘Uganda’ after falling in love with ‘The Pearl Of Africa’ nation as well, the highly acclaimed reggae singer, Tarrus “singy-singy” Riley returns to Nairobi this month of October as the headline act for the Homeboyz Group organised concert.
His first performance was at the Carnivore back in 2012 alongside Etana. Born in the Bronx in New York and raised in Florida and Jamaica, he is the son of Jimmy Riley, a celebrated singer from the 70s and 80s. The socially conscious singer will be in the 254 for the Mashujaa day, October 20th holiday weekend and he is slated to perform at the KICC backed by the Black Soil band spearheaded by the legendary Jamaican Saxophonist Dean Fraser, alongside rising sensation, Koriq.
Riley’s concert comes barely a week after Major Lazer performance in Nairobi and Diani as part of their African tour that started in South Africa before an appearance at the Lake of Stars Festival in Malawi. With stops in Lagos, their tour ended with a show in Kampala.
Since his debut in 2005 Riley has released six studio albums and become one of the premier reggae artists of his generation. For all that, Tarrus Riley comes highly recommended. 254 turn up!