Thousands of Fans Greeted Sizzla With A Tumultuous Welcome in The Gambia
Posted by K'Shema Francis on 16/12/2008 at 12:00am
An overwhelming tumultuous welcome greeted Sizzla Kalonji as he arrived in The Gambia on Thursday December 11, 2008. Rebel T Music, Betts Promotion, Jesse Jendah, Princess Mennen, and Kalonji Records Staff accompanied the world-renowned Jamaican artist. Part proceeds from the show will be given for scholarships for 50 students and research on malaria.The international reggae superstar is expected to stay in the country for approximately three weeks. During this period, he will perform at various venues in the country, notably the Independence Stadium on December 25th and 29th and the Brikama Mini Stadium on the 27th. This event is the most highly anticipated event in The Gambia.Sizzla was met at the Banjul International Airport not only by the organizers of the event and media personnel, but also by a good representation of his millions of fans. Prior to the arrival of his plane, scores of fans could be seen lounging around the airport. The International Jamaican artist’s plane landed at the Banjul International airport at 2pm. Upon his arrival thousands of reggae lovers were at the airport to welcome him.Kalonji’s appearance was met with rapturous joy as fans rushed to catch a glimpse and possibly touch the man many of them spend hours every day listening to. Many private vehicles filled with fans joined his convoy. Thousands of people lined up on the road to catch a glimpse and welcome him as he sat atop his humma waving at them. Chants of "Sizzla Sizzla" could be heard throughout from the Banjul International Airport through Serrekunda to Pipeline. Some fans ran for miles and miles to keep up with the convoy by feet and the momentum of meeting Sizzla.Representing Rastafarian principles with a Pan African philosophy, Sizzla’s overwhelming welcoming illuminates the everlasting love that his fans have for him in Africa. As the days countdown to Rise To The Occasion, An African Explosion on December 25th, 27th, and 29th in The Gambia, we are expecting a historical event.