Jamaican Reggae Singer Tarrus Riley Set to Perform in Kampala

News reaching our entertainment news desk indicates that Jamaican-American reggae singer Tarrus Riley is set to perform in Uganda in December this year.

The “Just the Way You Are” star has confirmed that he will perform at Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala on 1st December, 2017.

The 38 years old is expected to fly with his entire Black soil band for the concert, which many Ugandan reggae music lovers will in all likelihood attend.

The organizers are however still tight lipped about the details of the concert but are expected to make an official communication soon.

Tarrus will be joining Jamaican reggae stars Chronnix and the Morgan Heritage reggae band that have performed in Kampala in the recent months.

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 the recent “Just the Way you Are” among others.

VIDEO: “Just the Way You Are” by Tarrus Riley




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