Jamaican Dancehall artist Elephant Man delivered a top drawer performance at his one-off show at Glamis Arena on Friday and proved why he is affectionately known as the “Energy god”.
Elephant’s performance lasted for about an hour and it was non-stop action with the Jamaican belting out hit tracks from his albums like Pon De River, Willie Bounce, Log on and Walking on Sunshine.
His performance was irresistible as he showcased stage antics and got the crowd singing along when he climbed up the scaffolding, danced with lucky members of the audience and even swopped shoes with a Zimbabwean fan.
Throughout the show, the security personnel struggled to keep fans off the stage.
Some excited fans from the outer circle surged forward despite metal barricades demarcating the stage area and the rest of the ground and gained access to the inner circle and the stage.
The barricades could not withstand the crowd’s force and security personnel who included members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police, had to move in.
Elephant Man tried to call for order but excited fans mobbed the stage, prompting security personnel to resort to the baton-stick.
It was an unfortunate scene especially for fans who had paid $20 to watch the show from the inner circle
At the same time more “VIP guests” and “journalists” decided to watch the show on the stage.
As fans turned wild, some started throwing missiles and one landed on Elephant Man’s forehead but the musician remained composed. The drama continued when he was mobbed and lost his mobile phone.
“Where is my cellular phone?” “I can’t find my cellular phone?”, Elephant shouted.
Local artists who supported the Jamican giant also gave a good accounts of themselves.
Sniper was arguably the best, belting out hits from his latest album Salute. Gusspy Warrior also gave a good performance and Winky D was at his usual best.
Mic Inity also made a surprise appearance and featured alongside Gusspy.