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Tarrus Riley Confirmed for Swangz Avenue All Star Concert

Jamaican-American reggae singer Tarrus Riley has been confirmed for the Swangz Avenue All Star Concert slated for August 31 at Lugogo cricket Oval in Kampala.

The concert will be a celebration of Swangz Avenue’s 10 years anniversary.

Tarrus Riley was earlier supposed to perform in Kampala in December 2017 at a concert organized by Red Fog and Bolt Agency but it was cancelled because of “financial issues”.

Swangz Avenue has today confirmed that the “Just The Way You Are” singer will be in Kampala for the August 31st event.

“Tarrus is coming to Uganda. We are excited that the deal has been sealed,” Swangz Avenue’s Benon Mugumbya told journalists on Monday.

“He will fly in with 12 members from Black soil band,” he added.

Tarrus Riley will be perform alongside a long line-up of Ugandan artistes.

Who is Tarrus Riley?

Tarrus Riley (born Omar Riley, 26 April 1979, Bronx, New York, United States) is a Jamaican-American reggae singer and son of veteran reggae singer Jimmy Riley.

He made his recording debut as a teenager. In 2004, Tarrus released his debut album, “Challenges”. Riley has consistently racked up awards for his work.

Among his accolades are Best Singer, Male Vocalist, Cultural Artiste, Song of the Year, and Best Song. Some of the awards institutions which have rewarded Riley include the Youth View Awards, The Star People’s Choice Awards, EME Awards, and the Reggae Academy awards.

Tarrus is the holder of Jamaica’s CVM TV’s 15th Anniversary Award, held in February 2009, for the ‘Most Admired Song in the Past 15 Years’ for the hit “She’s Royal”.

The reggae singer famous for albums like 2009’s “Contagious”.

He is active in the Rastafari movement and has performed at the world’s most high-profile reggae festivals.

In Uganda, Tarrus Riley is popular for his hit songs like, “Likkle One Drop”, “Sorry is A Sorry Word”, “She’s Royal”, “Don’t Come Back” and “Just the Way you Are” among others.

 

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