September 03, 2010
IT’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL AS IKAYA PREPARES FOR RE TV TOUR
Recently returned to Jamaica from Toronto, Canada where she treated fans to her special flavour of reggae/dancehall, singjay Ikaya is ready to rumble on the popular RE TV School Tour.
A versatile act, Ikaya ‘s single Money ova Man and songs which form her “good girl medley”, have put her on the dnacehall map, but she equally well known for the conscious single, Amber Alert and the reality songs These Tears as well as Hard Way. Interestingly, the single Hard Way could have been written specifically for schoolers as it pierces the heart of a serious issue -- teenage pregnancy.
“These school tours is really about getting kids to focus on their books and to help them to understand that they must put education first and I am happy to be part of this,” Ikaya said.
The tour kicks off on October 26 and will run through the parishes every Tuesday in November.
Meanwhile, Ikaya was still feeling the effects of her Canada outing. According to her, there are few things which can bring out one’s patriotism more than an overseas show celebrating Jamaica’s independence. And in that regard, the Jamaica Day Parade in Toronto scored full marks as she, along with other artistes including Marcia Griffiths, Richie Stephens and Tinga Stewart captured the attention of the enthusiastic audience with music Jamaica style.
“The vibes were fantastic. Just seeing all those Jamaica flags waving in a foreign land and the smiles on peoples’ faces was heartwarming. It’s was such a special feeling to be part of this celebration,” the artiste who is managed by Outtaroad Records commented.
On her calendar of events for September is the Digicel tour on September 3 in Brown’s Town St Ann; September 11 in Portmore, St Catherine; September 25 in May Pen, Clarendon and October 2 in Junction, St Elizabeth.