I'm coming to Zim: Busy Signal

HARARE - Jamaican dancehall star Busy Signal says he will perform in Zimbabwe in the not so distant future.

Signal, whose real name is Glendale Goshia Gordon, revealed this while speaking on Jamaican television show Onstage at the weekend.

“I love Africa, Africa act like they own Busy signal and that’s a very good thing in terms of my songs,” Busy Signal said

“At the moment, I have got Zimbabwe lined-up and it’s pending at the moment. I also got Uganda lined-up and a lot of different places in Africa.”

The Dreams of Brighter Days singer also explained why he called off his high-profile African tour last year.

“Last year, we had to cancel some shows, however pertaining to the Ebola outbreak and we had to reschedule a lot of stuff,” he explained.

“At the moment, most of the things are not yet concrete, but at the moment we have a lot of things on the plate.”

The Reggae Music Again singer is pleased with the way his new single What If is helping consolidate his status as a truly international star.

In the song, produced by Signal’s Turf Music label, the deejay took a few shots at incarcerated dancehall star Vybz Kartel and the controversial Alkaline.

The thought-provoking track pokes fun at the crack-smokers, the bleachers (Vybz Kartel), and the eyeball-tattooers (Alkaline).

“It’s one of the biggest songs in Trinidad and in Zimbabwe. You can go and check on Youtube.

“The song puts you in a sense of asking, ‘What if I wasn’t here doing this interview Onstage right now?’

“It’s a song that everyone can relate to. This song is not about boxing nobody or trying to dis anybody,” said Busy Signal.

Last year, the media was awash with reports that Busy Signal would make his maiden performance in Zimbabwe at the Lion Lager Beer Festival but the deejay later denied these reports.

Efforts by the Daily News to ascertain the promoters behind Busy Signal’s forthcoming tour of Zimbabwe and the date of the high-profile concert proved fruitless yesterday.

Last year, Busy Signal featured on the song Show Me Love by Zimbabwean artiste Patrick Kahlari who is better known as PeeKay.

The track, recorded in Jamaica and the United States, is a fusion of hip-hop and dancehall.

It could not be established yesterday if PeeKay, whose recent hit is Ma1 (The Remix), is connected to the Jamaican star’s expected tour of Zimbabwe.

Busy Signal has been one of the star performers on the international dancehall scene since 2003 when he released his first hit single, Step Out.

The hit tracks Nah Go A Jail Again, Smoke Some High Grade, Tic Toc, and Unknown Number, which, were released between 2007 and 2008, received a lot of airplay in the Caribbean and the United States of America.

From then on he released a string of international hits such as Jail, Whine Pon Di Edge, These Are the Days, and Reggae Music Again,’ which was number seven on the BBC Top 25 Albums of 2012.

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