Last month, American RnB singer, songwriter and dancer Sisqo confirmed his concert in Kenya together with the group Dru Hill on 24th October Carnivore as part of the Property Reality Company(PRC) 5 year celebration.
Sisqo whose real name is Mark Althavean Andrews, was the lead singer in the 90s famous group Dru hill an American singing group, most popular during the late 1990s, whose repertoire included soul, hip hop soul and gospel music producing his such as “In My Bed”, “Never Make a Promise“, and “How Deep Is Your Love”
Sisqo left the group Dru Hill in 1999 to pursue a solo career in which he successfully debut solo album, Unleash the Dragon (1999), included the hit singles “Thong Song” and “Incomplete.”
News of Sisqo’s Kenyan concert was received by Kenyans online last week with mixed emotions. Some were quite elated by this and could not wait to re-live their nolstagic moments of where they were when songs like the Thong song became hits. Others found it outright wrong for such a ‘has been’ artist to finally come to ‘Africa’ for a concert. Others just chose to make fun of the whole thing.
LISTEN. I'm going to go and sing every one of Sisqo's songs at the top of my lungs bih. Idc Idc Idc
— Shiko (@ShikoNguru) August 28, 2015
Here's the thing though. The Sisqo concert isn't supposed to appeal to everyone …. As in its for the demographic who WANT TO GO…
— Till Shiloh (@GMONEYizME) August 28, 2015
Food for thought; those who wore thongs during Sisqo's heyday are now more comfortable wearing granny panties.
— Njeri Wangari (@NjeriWangari) August 28, 2015
Unleash the dinosaurs – Sisqo
— ndinda (@ndinda_) August 28, 2015
Me: Could you rewind that Sisqo Thong song! I love it Him: Cool, gimme a min. pic.twitter.com/EdwjlLIMIB
— Arts & Culture in KE (@Kenyanpoet) August 28, 2015
One could argue that music is timeless thus Dru hill coming to Kenya for a concert should not be seen as a bad thing because their music is still appealing. Whereas there is a generation that had to google who Sisqo and Dru hill were, those born in the 90s, there is a generation whose teenage years were defined by Dru hill’s music as well as the 90s hip hop & RnB by groups such as TLC, Black Street, SWV and many others.
The Dru hill concert will have its crowd though it would be great for the ladies to manage their expectations of the group. Its been 15 years and that can take a toll on an artist’s body and voice. It will be therefore ambitious for the lady revelers to expect the same toned body that Sisqo had in his heyday although I can bet that there will be a few thongs thrown on stage during the concert.
Details on charges are yet to be released though I hope the even promoters will be realistic about the current Dru hill worth.