Trinidadian and Tobagonian British recording artiste Billy Ocean is coming to Uganda on April 02, 2015, Red Pepper online exclusively reports.
Billy Ocean will be in the country with his crew to entertain pop music lovers on Holy Thursday at Victoria Hall, Kampala Serena Hotel.
Masters Music is the company behind Billy Ocean’s coming.
“We are pleased as Masters Music to bring this legend in Uganda and he will be in Africa for the first time,” said Masters Music boss Alex Muhangi.
Who is Billy Ocean?
Billy Ocean born Leslie Sebastian Charles; January 21, 1950 is a Trinidadian and Tobagonian British recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s.
He was the most popular British R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-1980s.
After scoring his first four UK Top 20 successes, seven years passed before he accumulated a series of transatlantic successes, including three U.S. number ones.
In 1985, Ocean won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his worldwide hit, “Caribbean Queen”, and in 1987 was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male.
In 2002, the University of Westminster, London, awarded Ocean an honorary doctorate of music.
In 2010, Ocean was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the MOBO Awards.
On July 29, 2011, Ocean became a Companion of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, presented to him by Sir Paul McCartney.
He is a member of the Rastafari movement.