Christopher Martin has a very bad memory of Uganda. This is so because the show he was supposed to perform at was a total flop. That however doesn’t change the fact that he’s one of the best Jamaican artistes vocally. The 34 year old has put the past behind and will be jamming with Ugandans alongside D-Major at the Bell All Star concert slated for 23rd August at Lugogo Cricket Oval.
The reveal was made during the Pulse Jam Fest featuring Chronixx at the Sheraton Gardens on Saturday. Right before Chronixx’ performance, the lights went dark and the giant screen lit up with a video message from Christopher Martin and D-Major announcing their upcoming performances in Uganda.
Christopher Martin is a Jamaican-born reggae and dance hall singer and songwriter born in St. Catherine. In 2007, he won Digicel’s Rising Stars competition (Jamaica’s American Idol) which saw him catapulted him to international fame. He is famous for hits like ‘Let Her Go’, ‘Cheater’s Prayer’, ‘Big Deal’, ‘Take Me Back’ and many more while D-Major was born Damian Codlin in Kingston, Jamaica and launched his solo music career in 2005 after being the head vocalist of a music group called Q-T (Quality and Togetherness. He cites his musical influences as Beres Hammond and Stevie Wonder and is famous for hits like People Make ‘The World Go Round’, ‘Speak The Truth’ and ‘Can’t Get Enough’ among others.
Last year’s tour finale was headlined by Jamaican-American reggae sensation, Tarrus Riley. This year’s tour, which kicked off in Mbarara will also feature music celebrations in Gulu, Kabale and Masaka before culminating into the finale concert featuring Chris Martin and D-Major.
The Bell All Star Tour, launched in 2017 is an annual Ugandan music celebration of that provides a platform for Ugandan artists to showcase their talent and interact and engage with their fans.