Redsan Explains How Beenie Man Mentored him to Become Kenya’s Top Dancehall Artist
24 November 2020
[Photo Credit:The Tower Post]
By Lydia M Joshua
Veteran dancehall artist Redsan has opened up on how he discovered his love for the dancehall music genre.
In an interview at Churchill Show, Redsan recalled the contribution of the late promoter Poxie Presha who introduced him to Beenie Man in the late 90s’ and helped him curve a niche for himself.
"In 1998, Beenie Man amekam hapa ameletwa na D S Njoroge hapa Carni, siku hiyo Poxie Presha amechachisha, mwenyezi Mungu amuweke mahali pema. Poxie manze ananiambia, Red, jo lazima tuende show ya Beenie Man. Kwanza wewe ndio Beenie Man, Hizi lyrics unazichapianga F2 Sijui wapi na wapi, lazima ukamuone,” he said in the interview hosted by Daniel Ndambuki alias Churchill.
He also added that his meeting with Beenie Man turned out to be successful, after he impressed him with one of his songs ‘Girl Dem Sugar’ after which Beenie couched him to become the leading dancehall artist in East Africa.
Explaining in detail, how the meeting with Beenie Man happened, Redsan said: "Tukaingia ndani na nikakutana na Beenie Man, akaniambia niaje jo, naskia, we ni ka dancehall artist hapa, nikamuambia, mi si dancehall artist bado na come up. Nikamchapia mziki yake moja favorite, highlight manze, hakuamini manze, akaniambia Buda, akaanza kunipatia manze guidelines, so tulikeep in communication for sometime, ndio sa nikaingia dancehall kabisa."
Redsan is well known for having a concrete discography on his belt as a dancehall artist. His hit songs include 'Leo ni leo', 'Yule Pale', ‘Badder than Most’ among others.
Meanwhile, Redsan is still doing well and has transitioned smoothly into the social media era.
Eight months ago he featured Tanzanian artist Ommy Dimpoz in hit song 'Panda' which currently has over 985,000 views on YouTube.