Frankie Dee: I was arrested in a case of mistaken identity


Frankie Dee is a Recording and Performing AfroDancehall and Reggae artist from Mombasa, Kenya. Starting his musical career at a young age in church, Frankie has garnered several awards in the Coastal Region, crowning him as the 'Dancehall Beast'.

The triple award winner has been featured in international riddims alongside the likes of Busy Signal, and Charly BlackSpice, among others.

He got a significant breakthrough in 2016 with a dancehall refix of the then-big song Zigo by Diamond and Ay, which became controversial, leading to Wasafi camp striking it off YouTube.

“Since then, I have had major highlights, including getting international nominations and breaking through the Ethiopian and Djibouti market. I have also toured Europe twice and will possibly be going back next year,” he says.

Hailing from Mombasa, Frankie Dees first time in Nairobi, saw him cool his heels behind bars for what he terms as alleged mistaken identity.

“I had made this particular trip to Nairobi for a radio interview. But everything came tumbling down when I was heading to the radio station. Out of nowhere, cops pounced on me and alleged that I was a Nigerian. I tried to explain myself, but they didn’t hear none of it,” he explains.

Without wasting time Frankie says that he was taken to a certain police station, where he stayed for some time until he sorted the issue. That is how he lost the radio interview since he was a no-show.

“This is just one of the times I've been likened to a Nigerian because of my style I don't really get why though,” he says.

Borrowing his craft majorly from Jamaican Star Busy Signal because of his flexibility across different music genres, Frankie Dee released his latest project, 'Eye red' earlier this week. 

"Eye Red" showcases Frankie Dee's versatility as an artist, with a fusion of dancehall rhythms and catchy melodies that will have you moving your feet in no time.

This project is a testament to his dedication and passion for creating music that resonates with his fans. So, get ready to immerse yourself in the world of Frankie Dee's " Eye Red" as he takes you on a musical journey like no other. [Boniface Mithika]


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