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Popcaan Infiltrates Trinidad, Performs to Mammoth Crowd at TAO. AND He Did This!

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An hour and 45 minutes. That’s the amount of attention fans of one of the most ‘followed’ Caribbean entertainers received, in Trinidad this past weekend. On Saturday, Jamaica’s Popcaan took over Trinidad. His ‘woiii oiii’ chant could be felt near and far in the lead up to the TAO concert event, which took place West side, at the O2 Park in Chaguaramas.

A mammoth crowd gathered for the event, which marked its 4th year, moving from the Queen’s Park Savannah, to the West side, Chaguaramas. A committee member of the Wasomi Promotions outfit told EBUZZTT the event saw record numbers in attendance this year. It was certainly a good look for the artistes, among them Soca artistes, the Boss Neil Iwer George, Salty, Erphaan Alves, local dancehall crowd pleasers, Lady Lava and Prince Swanny and of course, the acclaimed, Popcaan and Masicka.

Popcaan seemed to be ready to roll prior to showtime. He’d be celebrating his birthday one day later so without a doubt, the St. Thomas, Jamaica native was ready to start it right. The entertainer made his presence felt like none other, walking on stage to the delight of fans donning a black and white shirt and starting things off like only he could. Without delay, the crowd went wild and like clockwork, the screams came. A bit of obscene language uttered by the artiste in the beginning of his set, was seemingly ignored by authorities, unlike incidents featuring other entertainers and so the show went on. Popcaan was in T&T and his fans were mesmerised to say the least.

The artiste now looks toward the launch of his online shop- as he calls it- www.theunrulyshop.com. Be sure to check it out in the days ahead.

Now, check out a snippet of Popcaan’s appearance at TAO.

 

 

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T&T’s Only Got Love for Jamaica. Just Watch How The Sokah Origins Crowd Reacted to Shenseea!

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What a weekend it was for fans of caribbean hotties, Shenseea and T&T’s Nailah Blackman. Both entertainers performed, alongside a number of other awesome Caribbean acts this past Saturday at Nailah’s Sokah Origins event held in South Trinidad. The young artiste who celebrated her birthday in late November, brought a star studded cast to her event, key among them, Jamaica’s reigning ‘hot gyal’, Shenseea.

The duo who collaborated on a track called, ‘Baddish’ in 2018, gave it a go again, heading into Carnival 2019. They hit the stage at Sokah Origins, delivering, “We Ready” just after performing ‘Baddish’. The revved up crowd was definitely a sight to see as they seemed to just want to reach out and touch the Jamaican entertainer. Phones on record, the crowd sang along to the artiste’s music, giving her the ammunition she needed to perfect her show.

Patrice Roberts and Sekon Sta were guests performers at the Sokah Origin event.

Separately, Nailah Blackman’s been killing the soca circuit across the Caribbean, even touring internationally for the past year, reaching as far as Europe with the Soca on The Seas team earlier this year. Her most recent stop was Australia. Meanwhile, Shenseea maintains strong appeal, consistently delivering some of the hottest dancehall tracks, which come complete with her down to earth personality and appealing sensuality.

The Sokah Origins event, Nailah’s second consecutive birthday event, drew a pretty good crowd of patrons who’d come out to see Blackman perform with her band, aptly named, ‘Sokah The Band’. Other  artists to hit the stage included a very sexy, Patrice Roberts, Nadia Batson, Preedy, Kees, Problem Child out of St. Vincent, Jamaica’s Dovey Magnum, Erphaan Alves, Ricardo Drue, 5 Star Akil, Sekon Sta, Lyrikal among others.

CHECK OUT NAILAH AND SHENSEEA ON STAGE : 

Video credit: Rankin Productions. 

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Buju Banton Asks Fans For Time To Reunite With His Loved Ones.

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Mark Myrie- Buju Banton is now a free man. He arrived in Jamaica last night to much fan fare and since that time, social media has  been abuzz.

Buju stands in the Immigration area at the Norman Manley Int’l Airport, flanked by an employee and fan.

Representing Public Relations team, Destine Media, in a press statement issued, said Buju’s first desire post release was a clean glass of water to flow through his system.

Admittedly, Buju’s journey to freedom has been a long and traumatic one. “Not only traumatizing for Buju himself, but also for his family as well, who was stripped of a father, provider and friend. But with the love and support of family, friends, and fans, he pushed through day by day,” said the media release. “He would rise at 7am and start his day with a prayer, followed by an apple, orange or ripe banana,” it went on to state.

According to the media statement, during his incarceration, Myrie stripped himself of the moniker “Buju Banton” and immersed himself into the reality that he was confronted with, by living in the now and not looking at the past. He also occupied himself with reading, meditation, and led study groups among his fellow inmates.

Destine Media explained that plans are afoot to celebrate Buju’s life and contribution to music with the Long Walk to Freedom Tour, explaining however that dates are still being finalized. It added that the first show will take place in Jamaica in Spring of 2019.

“Buju Banton‘s music makes bad people wanna do good. I really wish that he was out here. We’re missing one of our messengers, ya know? This is me speaking from the heart. We need people like him out here.”

– BERES HAMMOND 

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