Damian Marley Set To Adopt A Lion After Rocking Nairobi at Carnivore
Grammy award-winning reggae and dancehall artiste Damian Marley is set to rock Nairobi after jetting into the country yesterday.
He arrived from Durban, South Africa with his bandmates and is slated to perform at Carnivore Grounds on Thursday, June 1, courtesy of Tusker and Cornerstone Entertainment.
This will be the first time ever the son of the legendary Bob Marley will perform in East Africa. The concert will also feature local artists Wyre, Jua Cali, and Khaligraph Jones. On the decks will be DJ Creme de la Creme and DJ Moh.
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One of the organizers of the event has said that besides hs performance, “Damian is expected to surprise his fans at a city reggae club, as well as visit the Nairobi Animal Orphanage in hopes of adopting a lion, the Rastafarian depiction of King Selassie; conquering lion of the tribe of Judah.”
He is a musician and vocal advocate of social and controversial issues like education and legalization of marijuana.
Meanwhile on Tuesday, after just landing at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Damian Marley got a taste of the bad side of Kenyans.
Capital FM presenter Chiko Lawi shared a video on Instagram of him hurling insults and provoking the Jamaican star.
Lawi who was at the airport to receive Marley, claims that Damien refused to take a selfie with a young fan and her daughter before his people proceeded to insult his mother.
His caption to the video read:
“Damian Marley just ignored a young fan with her daughter because he is too tired! I just could NOT hold it back….especially when his people said f* my Moms…. I almost became physical yo!!! This is Kenya….a*hole! Forget Jamrock….Welcome to the 254! Here, I can keep it real….and y’all about to criticize me…..WHATEVER….He brought my Mother into it. Sauti Sol na Nyashinski have never insulted me.”
Damien Marley, however, stayed calm and walks behind his personnel without a word.
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Chiko Lawi has since issued an apology for his actions during an interview with Capital FM after Kenyans on Twitter came for him as his video only showed one side of the story.
“To be honest I’m sorry. I’m an arrogant man at times, that aside the language, the profanity was excessive. It was wrong of me and I’m sorry for using the language.”
“Now, it’s unjustifiable, but don’t mistake that with me apologizing for standing up against someone who is insulting my mother. For that, I cannot and will not apologize.”