FROM LEFT: Reggae artistes Luciano, Etana and Richie Spice perform during the 'Dobba Fest'. PHOTOS | FRANCIS NDERITUFROM LEFT: Reggae artistes Luciano, Etana and Richie Spice perform during the 'Dobba Fest'. PHOTOS | FRANCIS NDERITU
By FRANCIS NDERITU, @kijananderitu

Reggae lovers got a triple treat when three legendary Jamaican artists battled it out during a concert held at the KICC grounds in Nairobi on Saturday night.

The grounds were packed to capacity with youth from all over the city as Etana, Richie Spice and Luciano headlined this year’s Dobba Fest.

The concert doubled up as the launch of Studio Mashinani project, which is meant to offer a platform for talented youths to be able to professionally produce and commercialize their music –and earn money.

PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

Reggae empress Etana was first on stage with her performance lasting more than an hour. She thrilled fans with songs like I Rise, Love Song, People Talk and I’m Not Afraid.

Etana wore an elegant white dress which very much very much accentuated her body.

Luciano, a roots reggae artiste, thrilled fans with his deep inspirational soulful songs among them Sweep Over My Soul, Serve Jah, God Is My Friend, Lord Give Me Strength and his most famous song It’s Me Again Jah.

PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

Richie Spice was last on stage and the Gideon Boot hit-maker rocked his fans for more than two hours stage, but still left fans craving for more hits from the reggae icon.

His hits included Brown Skin, Youth’s Dem Cold, Mind Off Me and Earth Run A Red.

The concert, which ended in the wee hours of the morning, left reggae fans craving for more from the artists and deejays present on stage.