Jamaican deejay, songwriter and dancehall sensation Assassin — aka Agent Sasco, born Jeffrey Campbell — is in Zimbabwe ahead of his most anticipated winter warmer concert on Saturday at the Harare Gardens.
Hailing from the Papine, Kintyre community in Jamaica, Sasco touched down at the Harare international Airport on Tuesday night from Dubai.
This concert marks Sasco’s debut appearance in Africa, with C&A Entertainment being the hosts.
In an interview with NewsDay, C&A Entertainment director Clint Robinson said he was content with the show’s arrangements and expected a good concert.
“I am happy with the amount of work and arrangements we have put in place as organisers and we are expecting a good show. We always strive to make each and every show we host a different act and package for the fans,” he said. Before his first concert in the country, Sasco is billed to perform at Baseline Night Club in South Africa tomorrow.
He is expected back in the country on Friday night for a date with his Zimbabwean fans on Saturday evening. For the first time ever, several dancehall artists will take to the stage in a tune-for-tune encounter, curtain raising for the Jamaican star.
In what could be the best clash of the day, local dancehall artist Sniper Storm, aka The General, will battle it out with Dadza D for what has been termed “Da Coup”.
Freeman of the Joina City fame will level things up with Guspy Warrior in the “Battle of the Kings” with Jiggaz and Ricky Fire billed for their “Unfinished Business” contest.
Versatile female dancehall queen, Lady Squanda will fight it out with the long forgotten dancehall artist Badmaan.
In June last year, C&A Entertainment hosted another winter warmer concert at which Elephant Man performed.
According to World A Reggae website, Sasco was born on December 22 1982. He made his first breakthrough on the Jamaican music scene in the summer of 1999, just one year after graduating from Kingston, Jamaica’s Camperdown High School.
Currently signed under Penthouse Records roster, Sasco has released a number of hits, the most popular riddim-driven albums such as the City Life, Pepper, Drink & Party and Indepection Riddims. Sasco emerged on the dancehall scene as a protégé of Spragga Benz, and to all those who have been closely following proceedings, Assassin’s career reminds his faithfulls of Buju Banton’s own story.