Fresh off the heels of his Reggae Sumfest performance, where dancehall/reggae star I-Octane closed the prestigious e
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vent’s Dancehall Night for the very first time, there was not much opportunity to bask in the success of his Sumfest outing, as I-Octane, along with Duane Stephenson and Droop Lion, made the trek to Nevis where they performed at a charity event.
On Friday, August 2, more than 2,800 people came out to see the performances.
The line-up for the event saw young artistes from Nevis and St. Kitts getting their shine in the opening segment, before Droop Lion, who has the number one song (Mama Soon Come) in the island, made his presence felt.
Next up was Duane Stephenson, who delivered a rather smooth performance, and had the females in the audience screaming like crazy, as he delivered favourites like, Cottage In Negril, Ghetto Pain, Think Twice, August Town and even got a great response for his new single, Rasta For I.
It was then I-Octane who once again had closing honours, and as expected, he had the place in total pandemonium, as patrons were singing his songs word for word, from Lose A Friend to Happy Time. Needless to say, he had three encores for his efforts.
Octane then ordered the security to free up backstage so that fans could have access to him, and of course his wish was granted and fans were elated.
The event, organized by Tender Care International, was put on to raise money to buy equipment for the Alexandra hospital in Nevis.
One person who attended the event was extremely grateful for the Jamaican contingent of artistes who decided to lend their talents for a charitable cause, saying, “the people in Nevis need so much, and trust me they have nothing really. If they want to test their blood for example, they have to send it to St. Kitts, something so simple they can't afford to do it. So for the artistes to support the cause by using their talent then we must big them up, and they are true Jamaican ambassadors.”