October 28, 2010
IKAYA WORKING THE PROMOTIONAL TRAIL
As the year 2010 closes out, on-the-rise-entertainer, Ikaya, has been busy as the proverbial bee making the rounds locally and overseas in a bid to end the year on a high.
Recognizing that hard and consistent work is the main ingredient for success in the entertainment business, the singjay and her management team have strategized to place her among the top five female artistes for this year. To this end, the Outaroad artiste arrived in the United States mid-October to promote her recent hit single, Hard Way.
Hitting the radio station trail, Ikaya met with several on and off-air personalities and unleashed her island charm coupled with what is becoming her international hit, Hard Way. She handled herself admirably during interviews at Irie Jam and Hot 97 radio stations in New York and she herself commented jokingly that she felt like she was becoming “a pro” at doing interviews.
“It was a very hectic time, but I enjoyed every minute of it,” Ikaya said. “I learned a lot and met some very interesting people who have been doing their part behind the scenes in the development of my career. I truly am thankful for them and the work they have put in. I feel truly blessed,” she concluded.
Of course, no promotional experience would be worthwhile without a little night life thrown in the mix. So when she and her friends stepped into the club, they followed Lady Saw’s instructions and “partied till December”. The club experience gave Ikaya a chance to meet one-on-one with her fans in a relaxed setting.
The young entertainer stepped out of the club and onto the plane bound for Canada, which was her next stop on the promo trail. There she met with media personalities in Toronto and kept an appointment with renowned photographer, Merrick, for a blazing hot photo shoot with a popular magazine .
“This photo shoot was so different … Merrick is great at making people feel at ease. The pictures are fabulous and I am looking forward to seeing them in print,” she declared.
Her return to the island saw her giving a much appreciated performance at the successful Port Royal Seafood Festival on Heroes Weekend.