Shaggy Brings the Party to Notting Hill Carnival
Reggae superstar Shaggy took to the stage at London’s Notting Hill Carnival this past weekend, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his first UK hit single, “Oh Carolina.”
The Jamaican-born singer performed a 90-minute set on the Saxon and Rampage stages, delighting the crowd with his hits, including “Boombastic,” “It Wasn’t Me,” and “Angel.”
Shaggy told the crowd that he was “in the mood big time” for the carnival, which is one of the biggest street parties in the world. He said that he was excited to be back in London, where he had first found success with “Oh Carolina.”
“This is where it all started for me,” he said. “I’m so happy to be here and to celebrate with all of you.”
The Notting Hill Carnival is a celebration of Caribbean culture, and Shaggy’s performance was a fitting tribute to the event’s rich history. He brought the house down with his energetic performance, and the crowd danced and sang along to every song.
Shaggy’s performance was a highlight of the carnival, and it was clear that he was having a great time. He interacted with the crowd throughout his set, and he even invited a few lucky fans to join him on stage.
“It’s been a great day,” said Shaggy, speaking on his experience at Notting Hill Carnival. “Me and Kes had a blast, and it was great to see all the people out there enjoying themselves. It’s nice to come back to the roots and celebrate our culture.”
Shaggy and Kes were among the many artists who performed at the two-day festival, which is one of the largest street parties in the world. The carnival celebrates Caribbean culture and heritage, and it is a time for people from all over London to come together and have fun.
The singer closed his set with a performance of his 2000 hit single “It Wasn’t Me,” which had the crowd dancing and singing along.