“Beenie, can I be your girl?” ecstatically screamed a fan of Anthony Moses Davies, popularly known as Beenie Man, after the Jamaican dancehall star had just touched down at Harare International Airport on Friday afternoon.
Although not as big as the Akon welcome in August, the small crowd that came to receive the star injected so much life into the arrival, mobbing him until he had to call out:
“Africa, give me some space!”
The Rastafarian community in Zimbabwe also came in their droves to welcome their brethren.
The Grammy award-winning Jamaican will perform at the Lion Lager Beer Festival that will take place at Old Hararians Sports Club on Saturday.
Beenie Man could not be quickly whisked away as happened with Akon, as he seemed to enjoy the attention so much that he slid out of the car into which he had been ushered and started moving around as the crowds cheered and pursued him.
He sang to the small crowd, which also responded to his track, Who Am I, from the album, Many Moods of Moses, which made him popular during the 90s.
He told the people that he would show Africa what he was made of probably referring to his awaited performance at the festival on Saturday.
Beenie Man seemed to have been extremely hyper-active as he jumped around and at one point held on to and swung around some pillars.