The buzz about Hennessy Artistry was all over the island of Barbados from o-access JAMAICA landed.
Over 15,000 patron’s packed the Kensington Oval Stadium in Barbados for the 2012 Hennessey Artistry to see Damian Marley, Sizzla, Third World, Queen Ifrica, Buggy Nhakante and Nexcyx.
The VIP which was sold out a month in advance, and had an abundance of Hennessy, Belvedere and top shelf rum flowed all night as well as yummy food stations offering delicious Bajan foods, and deserts to soak up the liquor.
The only act that o-access JAMAICA missed was Nexcyx but was told that this young band did very well for their 1st performance to such a huge audience.
It had been 5 years since Third World had perform and they didn’t disappoint, giving Bajan’s hits such as “Reggae Ambassador”, “Committed”, “96 Degrees In The Shade”, “Try Jah Love”, and “Now That We Found Love”.
Buggy Nhakante is Barbados’s biggest reggae star, I was told by some local musician’s that Bajan’s don’t support their own acts but it didn’t look that way when Buggy hit the stage. Buggy came on blazing for someone who didn’t know any of his songs he was very entertaining and worked the stage well.
Queen Ifrica and o-access JAMAICA flew in together and it was a pleasure to meet and spend time with her third child, baby boy Malawi. The Fyah Muma held it down as the only female billed for the show and sung her hits such as, “Lioness On The Rise”, “Times Like These”, “Far Away”, “Keep It To Yourself” and “Daddy”.
Damian Marley never ever disappoint’s! He is always consistent his set is tight! His back up singers as usual are amazing and his flag man …. love!! watching him how he moves that flag to the beat and feel of the music shows that it is truly an art-form! Damian sung all his hits and had the crowd in a frenzy for his most current hit single “Affairs Of The Heart”. Shout out to Ghetto Youth artists Black Am I and Wayne Marshall who opened before Damian.
Barbados is Sizzla island and he was the last to touch the stage. JR Gong and others stayed to see him perform his hits such as “Good Ways”, “Blaze up the Chalawa”, “Thank You Mama”, “Give It To Them”. Sizzla has a huge catalogue songs, which the Bajans sung along with him like karaoke. The only thing that bugged me a bit during his performance was that he kept “pulling up” instead of doing a full set, However because I haven’t seen Sizzla perform live in a long time and was I was belting out the hits with the Bajan fans I let it go and sung along.
o-access JAMAICA would like to thank Allison Hunt of 7 Star Entertainment and Freddy of FAS Entertainment for inviting me to this epic event, the biggest Barbados has had @ the Kensington Oval yet!
Looking forward to 2013 for more reggae events in Barbados from FAS & 7 Star Entertainment.