Aidonia Pledges Support To Shaggy & Friends Gets Two IRAWMA Nominations

Still riding the wave of success coming into the New Year, 4th Genna recording artiste Aidonia continues to reap the rewards from the colossal work he did in 2017.

After being named ‘Deejay of the Year’; also copping the title for ‘Song of the Year’ with his party anthem ‘Yeah Yeah’, via various media outlets. The ‘Hot Tool’ and ‘Banga’ hit-maker is once again in contention for top honours following the recent announcement of the nominations for the 36th Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) showcase, set to unfold on Sunday, March 18 at the Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago, Illinois.

Aidonia is nominated in two categories for ‘Male Deejay of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year’ for ‘Banga’. Though not surprised Aidonia, currently on assignment overseas said he is thankful for the recognition.

“It’s a great look to see all the work we have put in over the past year being recognized by the industry, and to them, we extend our gratitude. Of course, I cannot forget my team and the fans without whom none of this would be possible.”

Scheduled to return to the island later this week after delivering stellar performances in St. Lucia, Turks and Caicos and Guyana over the festive season, the 4th Genna boss is looking forward to making his debut on the highly publicized Shaggy and Friends annual benefit concert which gets on the way this Saturday, January 6th on the prestigious Lawns of Jamaica House.

“Anything that is going to positively impact our society and help to bring about change, I am always in support of that. So being a part of this endeavour by Shaggy was a no-brainer” – Aidonia explained.

Among the confirmed acts are Sting, Wyclef Jean, Fetty Wap, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons, Christopher Martin, Dexta Daps, Junior Reid, Shenseea, Barrington Levy, Third World, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Capleton, Professor Nuts and Wayne Wonder.

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Dancehall Artists Praise Ninjaman At GT Taylor Christmas Extravaganza

Dancehall artists including Beenie Man, Professor Nuts, Shenseea, D’Angel, and more were in fine form at Monday’s GT Taylor Christmas Extravaganza.

The annual show was well received as thousands converged on the Luana Sports Complex in Black River, St Elizabeth, on Christmas Day. Both legends and he newcomer put on a show for the fans with Sanchez in his usual form delivering hits from his catalog as well as paying homage to some icons who has since pass including Alton Ellis’ “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” Gregory Isaacs’s “Night Nurse,” and Dennis Brown’s “Here I Come.”

Artists like D’Angel, Professor Nuts, and Beenie Man, used their platform to give Ninjaman a shout-out. The Dancehall icon was recently sentenced to life in prison for a murder conviction. “Ninja, anyweh yuh deh, respect! You’ve done a lot for the music fraternity,” Nuts told the audience.

Singer J used a part of his performance to pay homage to Unicorn and Cleon “Mineral Boss” Jones who was murdered recently in separate gun violence incidents. “Dem kill Mineral Boss weh is a producer an’ dem kill Unicorn weh is a artiste. Jah know, star, too much killing man,” Singer J said. He then performed his single “Put Jah First” which was produced by Mineral Boss. So far cops have not made any arrest in the two murders which took place only weeks apart.

Sizzla Kalonji closed the show at daybreak and used part of his set to take shots at dancehall artist LA Lewis over a leaked explicit video.

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