capleton 08-12-10.jpgJamaican Reggae and Dancehall artist, Capleton, also known as King Shango says he is ready to come and perform in the country following in the footsteps of legend Bob Marley, who graced the country’s first independence celebrations in 1980.


In a telephone interview with ZBC News, Reggae icon, King Shango, who is currently in Jamaica, said Zimbabwean reggae lovers should brace themselves for a memorable show, when he graces the nation to perform on the New Year’s Eve.


King Shango, who is following in the footsteps of other reggae artists who include Luciano, King Sounds, Beenieman and the great, Bob Marley, who performed in Zimbabwe on the eve of the country’s Independence Day celebrations in April 1980, said he is happy that Zimbabwe commemorates Unity Day, which he said is a great day for all Africans.


“I feel happy that Zimbabwe celebrates Unity Day, its one of the gospel we preach as we always fight for redemption, salvation and love. Zimbabwe is a wonderful country and don’t give up on the fight for emancipation,” said King Shango.

Capleton first arrived on the music scene in the late 1980s, and had a string of hit songs such as “Bumbo Red”, “Number One on the Look Good Chart” and “Woman We Lotion”.

The song “Alms House,” done in 1992 landed the artist a significant place in the Dancehall music circles before he followed it up with “Music is a Mission” and “Tour.”

Capleton is expected in the country on the 22nd of this month and will hold shows in Harare and Chitungwiza from the 31st before his return to Jamaica on the 4th of January next year.