Popular Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan Friday afternoon landed at the Banjul international airport ahead of his debut performance in the Gambia. Accompanied by his Unruly Camp, the Jamaican superstar was received upon arrival at the airport by hundreds of fans and officials of Absolute Entertainment. Popcaan is scheduled to perform for thousands of fans at the Independence Stadium on Saturday 15th January 2022. Several Gambian artists including ENC; Lixen Khan; Attack A2 and Nobles are also lined-up to perform at the mega-concert.
Fans of Popcaan (Unruly Boss) were visibly thrilled at the sight of the singer who is flown to Banjul at the behest of Absolute Entertainment. From the airport, Popcaan was driven through the kombo Sillah Drive with hundreds of fans cheering and chanting his name as his convoy made its way to his hotel. Pocaan has released hundreds of hit songs in a career spanning over 10yrs. Born Andre Sutherland, Poppy was one-time member of the jailed Jamaican dancehall star Vybz Kartel’s Portmore Empire (Gaza Camp). Kartel is currently serving a life sentence for a murder he claims he didn’t commit. Kartel has been in a Jamaican prison cell for 10 years since he got arrested.
Popcaan; however, has since continued his journey following the incarceration of his musical Godfather. Producing songs and videos that have garnered millions of views on YouTube. His popular songs include “Silence”, Firm and Strong, Family, Galys, among a host of other bangers. He has also performed in the United Kingdom, Canada, and in a host of other Caribbean countries. His lyrics can sometimes be violent and ranchy, something that has recently characterized Jamaican Dancehall Music.
Popcaan will also join the list of Jamaican musicians who have performed in The Gambia. They include Anthony B. Morgan Heritage, Busy Signal, Demarco, Spice, and Movado. His Saturday Concert is expected to sell out with thousands expected to storm the stadium. Popcaan arrives; his fans are excited and Absolute Entertainment is sure to laugh all the way to the bank.