Konshens in Uganda to perform Tomorrow at Blankets and Wine Concert At Lugogo Oval

Jamaican singer Konshens, real name Garfield Delano Spence, is in Uganda for the Blankets And Wine festival at Lugogo Cricket Oval tomorrow December 17,2023.

This after Ugandan High Court judge Patricia Mutesi in August this year ruled that Airtel and second defendant Onmobile Global Limited used the Jamaican’s songs as “caller tunes” (ring tones) without his permission, infringing on his copyrights.  Justice Mutesi awarded Konshens Ug.Shs. 667 million (the equivalent of US$180,000 or J$27.7 million) .

On arrival at Entebbe 

Onmobile was also ordered to pay Konshens an additional 30 million Ugandan Shillings in exemplary damages.

Judge Mutesi had also declared that the telecoms giant and its business partners had unjustly enriched themselves when they sold Konshens’ songs, including Simple Song, Jamaican Dance, Gyal a Bubble, No Retreat and others, as caller tunes to Airtel’s subscribers at a rate of 600 Ugandan shillings per download without his permission and “did not even remit him a portion of the proceeds from his work.”

Now, to the jubilation of many of his Ugandan fan base , the Bruk Off 2016 dance hall hit single -Konshens is set to perform at the much-anticipated Blankets And Wine on Sunday .

Konshens chilling with Ugandan artists Aziwa in Kampala ahead of his much billed show

The singer arrived at Entebbe International Airport on Thursday morning alongside his team and was welcomed by journalists and a few fans. “Tuliwano, tuliwano,” the singer said while on an interview with journalists after touching down at the airport.

This will be the fourth time the Jamaican singer will be performing in Uganda since he was last in Kampala in Uganda in 2015 alongside Busy Signal at Lugogo Cricket Oval at a concert. He had previously been to the country in 2012, and 2013.


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