By Peterking Quaye – Ghana’s sensational reggae artiste ,who has achieved world popularity, is set to storm Africa’s oldest independent nation to celebrate the country’s 164th Independence Day come July 26.
Liberian President, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who is in her last term in office and expected to go to the poll in October is poised according to inside source from the Liberia’s capital to make the celebration grand . She according to the artiste has invited the reggae maestro, Abubakar Ahmed popularly known as Blakk Rasta to headline a mega Independence Day concert in Monrovia.
The concert will be staged on July 26, Liberia’s 164th Independence Day anniversary, at the ATS Stadium.
Blakk Rasta made this known in an interview on of Ghana’s multimedia group he has “an invitation from President Sirleaf Johnson” to perform at the concert due to the popularity of his Barack Obama song and the huge impact his songs in general have had on Africa, especially Liberia.
Blakk Rasta who will be performing with his band, The Herbalist Band, promised a trademark performance – one that will bring to bare his iconic figure to his fans. “We will go down there and do something magical for the Liberian people,” he added .
Blakk Rasta sounded very thrilled disclosed that, “one interesting aspect of the concert is that it marks the final term of Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s presidency and she will use the event to celebrate her tenure in office.”
Other renowned Liberia artistes billed to also rock the concert include Hico. Nigerian movies stars, Shegun Arinze, Mercy Johnson among others have also been named to grace the concert.
Blakk Rasta also revealed that, after the successful launch of his seventh album, ‘Born Dread’, last Saturday, he is warming up to start a massive tour to promote the album and also get closer to his fans. ‘Born Dread Tour’ he added will end in January 2012.
“In November, we will be going round the country to do the ‘Born Dread Tour’ so we will hit every region one after the other to perform live so people will feel the real Blakk Rasta,” he said.
Blakk Rasta made a splash in 2008 with his controversial and popular single, ‘Barack Obama’ on his ‘Naked Wire’ album. The single thrust him onto the international scene and was featured on many media outlets, including CNN.