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Tiwa Savage, Damarco in Nairobi for Redsan’s album launch – PHOTOS

Nigerian pop queen Tiwa Savage and Jamaican Dancehall artiste Demarco have arrived in Kenya for the launch of Redsan’s fifth studio album Baddest.

The concert, which will take place on Saturday at the Carnivore, will also feature a special performance by leading Kenyan hip hop heavyweight, Khaligraph Jones and top DJs Wesley and Kriss Darlin.

Speaking on Friday ahead of the concert, Demarco (real name Collins Edwards) commended Redsan for his stride and encouraged fans to turn out in large numbers and show their love for their compatriot.

“Redsan and I have been friends in music for a long time and I am glad to be back to support his album launch. I am looking forward to the show tomorrow and call out all our fans to come out and support Kenya’s son,” he said.

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Kenyan artiste Redsan (right) with Jamaican Dancehall artiste Demarco during a media briefing in Nairobi. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

Tiwa Savage said she is excited to be back in Nairobi to support Redsan.

“He is one of the most consistent artistes I know and I really admire his style and distinct sound. I look forward to working with him as we take African music to the world,” she said.

17-TRACK ALBUM

The Nigerian songstress will record some songs with Redsan after the album launch.

Redsan’s latest album, which has 17 tracks, will among others feature Khaligraph Jones, Jamaican singer Naila (formerly of Brick & Lace), Kenyan songstress Yvonne Darq, Tanzanian rising star Ervix and Ugandan heavyweight Jose Chameleone.

He also disclosed that there is a Spanish song in the album.

In East Africa, the Baddest album has already been released exclusively by Safaricom on their digital platforms powered by Skiza for the next two weeks with a worldwide release on all digital platforms planned thereafter.

Redsan’s prior albums Seasons of the San (2002), Red (2004), Pioneer (2006) and Versatility (2009) are still a force to reckon with and if history dictates, this album carries the weight as well.

On Saturday evening, Redsan will perform some of his greatest hits as well as new tracks from the 17-track album.