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Burning Spear Bows To Pressure From Kenyan Fans, Restores October Concert Date After Cancellation

Reggae legend Burning Spear has announced that his concert scheduled for October 12 in Nairobi is back.

This was after his fans expressed their frustration after he shared that he was considering postponing or cancelling his show over the civil unrest experienced in the country over the past few weeks.

The ‘ Marcus Garvey’ singer shared on his social media platforms that he would be coming to Kenya as promised.

“Talk to me Kenya 🇰🇪 Talk to me.I stand with you, do you stand with me. October 12?? Jah Rastafari.

Don’t worry Kenya I will be there, as long as I am allowed to be there I will be there. Kenya one love universally,” the 79-year-old entertainer wrote.

The Jamaican singer whose real name is Winston Rodney had considered postponing or cancelling his upcoming show in Kenya , implying that his presence would have contributed to the unrest in the country.

“I man do not want I man presence to add or make things worse. I want Kenya to be safe,” he wrote.

Fans were upset after his announcement, especially because they had waited 17 years since his last show and were anticipating a thrilling show .Many expressed his cancellation as hasty, as it was months away.

“You can’t cancel a concert scheduled for October so early. Reggae cannot stop and that’s the fight we are fighting right now. See you in October,” Don Ragman said.

“How can you cancel a concert that was scheduled for October in July just because Kenyans were protesting against the government? (Which has since ended)?”Victor Obech posed

“Don’t be intimidated by our audacity to take the bull by the horns…the ruling elite is what is infuriating the Kenyan people, otherwise we are looking forward to positive vibes, African professor. Jah Love,” another one advised.

“No need to cancel your show mr African Teacher , Kenya is peaceful and safe,” one fan said.

Burning Spear last performed in Kenya in 2007 at a free concert at  the Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani, Nairobi.

According to reports, more than 80,000 Kenyans were present, some of whom had traveled more than 200 kilometers on foot to get there.